Tag: Rave

  • Racism Awareness Week encourages combating discrimination in the workplace

    Racism Awareness Week encourages combating discrimination in the workplace

    Racism Awareness Week encourages people to recognize and oppose racism in their everyday lives. People with a foreign background experience discrimination especially in the attitudes, advancement and salary negotiations of colleagues and supervisors. Nevertheless, only 7% of those who experienced discrimination at work or during a job interview reported it. “Racism can be a conscious […]

  • The city bike season starts in Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa on April 1

    The city bike season starts in Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa on April 1

    The new city bike season starts on April 1. In Helsinki and Espoo, where there is a common city bike service, Vantaa has its own service. The bikes cannot be used interchangeably between these services. You can buy the entire season ticket now and the purchase of other products is possible at the start of […]

  • The hidden surveillance – that’s how it went

    The hidden surveillance – that’s how it went

    Caliber’s review The hidden surveillance from September 2022 was about a feature available in most electric cars of the Tesla brand: the car’s sentry mode, or guard camera, which is there to protect the car from vandalism. But it’s not just when someone gets too close to the car that the cameras start – they […]

  • Finnish police suspect a 21-year-old Spanish man of training to commit a terrorist act

    Finnish police suspect a 21-year-old Spanish man of training to commit a terrorist act

    The authorities suspect that the man expressed an interest in traveling to areas where terrorist organizations operate.

  • The Icelandic passport is in 21st place

    The Icelandic passport is in 21st place

    In the latest ranking of the strongest passports, the Icelandic passport took 21st place, receiving 87.47 points out of 100. The number of countries to which holders of a given passport can travel without a visa determines how high a passport will be on the list. Icelandic citizens can travel visa-free to 106 countries. Holders […]

  • Haaga-Helia offers exchange study places for Ukrainian students

    Haaga-Helia offers exchange study places for Ukrainian students

    Haaga-Helia takes care of exchange arrangements and grants Erasmus+ eligible students mobility grants (€1150/month) and travel grants (€275). Interested students can send their exchange study application through Haaga-Helia’s mobility system. More detailed application instructions can be found on their website website. HT

  • Prime Minister travels to North Africa to smear the Egyptians

    Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has flown to Egypt to discuss climate, migration and the war in Ukraine, DR reports. In a change of policy, however, she will not officially bring up the North African country’s shaky relationship with human rights and democracy. Although Egypt is a dictatorship, the government considers it an invaluable business partner […]

  • New treatment may improve heart pump function in heart failure patients: Research

    New treatment may improve heart pump function in heart failure patients: Research

    Solna [Sweden], March 14 (ANI): Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden discovered that the hunger hormone ghrelin can increase the pumping capacity of the heart in patients with heart failure in a clinical study. The findings were published in the European Heart Journal. Millions of people worldwide live with heart failure, […]

  • How much tax do you get back?

    1 May deadline for changesOnce in, users can make changes to their Annual Statement until May 1 – something around 750,000 people have already done, although it’s only been available since Friday. The Tax Agency revealed yesterday that the changes the public have been particularly interested in are: – ‘Driving deduction‘: the deduction for journeys […]

  • St Patrick’s Day 2023: Celebrating the good people of Ireland

    The one thing they got wrong in ‘The Banshees of Insherin,’ the charming Irish film that will most likely end up winning no Oscars on Sunday, is the landlord. He is mostly forgettable and in awe of his regulars – nothing more than a glorified bartender. Perhaps this was intentional and an accurate representation of […]

  • Return of Chinese tourists to Iceland

    Return of Chinese tourists to Iceland

    As reported by RÚV, starting March 15, the Chinese government decided to allow the sale of cross-border group tours to an additional 40 countries, including Iceland. The move is part of the easing of restrictions in China following the introduction of a travel ban caused by the pandemic. Sales of flights to and from China […]

  • Mona Lisa and AI join forces to lead Danish tourism promotion

    Be an explorer, not a touristAll the works are brought to life using deepfake technology, motion synthesis, and the script is even composed by the controversial ChatGPT chatbot. Erik Mortensen, head of global brand & business development for VisitDenmark, said that something extraordinary was needed to promote Denmark abroad. “As a travel destination, Denmark is […]

  • The tactics that make Erdogan a feared negotiator

    The tactics that make Erdogan a feared negotiator

    Sveriges Radio’s Turkey correspondent Johan Mathias Sommarström tells how President Recep Tayyip Erdogan does to win negotiations. Erdogan is known as a tough negotiator. But at the same time, you can never count him out – at the last moment he can completely turn around. On March 9, talks between Turkey, Sweden and Finland about […]

  • Guðni received his first pair of Mottumars socks

    Guðni received his first pair of Mottumars socks

    The designers of the latest version of socks produced for the Mottumars initiative traveled to Bessastaðir this morning and presented the first pair to the president. Mottumar’s motto this year is Don’t neglect your health. Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, the president of Iceland, received the first pair of Mottumars in Bessastadir today. There are socks that […]

  • Finavia facilitates the security check of air passengers at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport

    Finavia facilitates the security check of air passengers at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport

    This update has speeded up security checks,” said Ari KumaraDirector of Finavia’s safety operations. By the summer of 2023, traveling through Helsinki-Vantaa airport will be even more effortless when Finavia will install even more ultra-modern security devices. These devices allow air passengers to carry liquid containers of up to 100 milliliters in their carry-on luggage. […]

  • Norse gods older than once thought

    Runes on an ancient golden decorative plate are now the first known mention of Odin, the king of the Nordic gods – i.e. 150 years earlier than previously thought. The golden ‘bracteate’ is part of a huge archaeological feature which was revealed two years ago by amateurs Jørgen Antonsen and Ole Schytz. The collection, known […]

  • Helsinki-Vantaa Airport was awarded the best airport in Europe in its category

    Helsinki-Vantaa Airport was awarded the best airport in Europe in its category

    Helsinki-Vantaa Airport has maintained its strong position among the world’s best airports year after year,” says Kimmo MäkiCEO of Finavia. The ASQ award (Airport Service Quality) is awarded by the Airports Council International (ACI), the international umbrella organization for airports. The awards were given to airports that were the best in their area and size […]

  • Helsinki-Vantaa Airport will give up travel-sized bottles by summer

    Helsinki-Vantaa Airport will give up travel-sized bottles by summer

    Thanks to the new security screening devices, passengers can keep liquids and electronics in their hand luggage when leaving Helsinki-Vantaa.

  • My first experience with Sub-zero

    My first experience with Sub-zero

    As I landed I was greeted by a freezing wind and the pitch dark at 4.30pm reminded me of a deserted midnight street in India. My phone showed a temperature of -10 degrees. However, the drive from the airport to the place of residence in Helsinki felt like a good start with shiny buildings that […]

  • Family reunited after two centuries apart – proof of the transformative qualities of time in the world of art

    Only recently, Prince Philip was reburied to lie next to his wife, Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, at Windsor Castle. In a temporary tomb, he was the queen’s last in waiting. It’s common enough for spouses to be reunited in the grave, and sometimes it can take ages – in the case of author […]

  • Europe gets caught up in Myanmar’s junta leaders, supporters

    Europe gets caught up in Myanmar’s junta leaders, supporters

    On February 20, the European Union announced a sixth round of sanctions against nine individuals and seven entities in military-ruled Myanmar in light of the “continued escalation of violence, serious human rights violations and threats to the peace, security and stability of Myanmar” two years after the February 1, 2021, coup. The sanctions involve travel […]

  • They fought the gangs with harsh punishments – and won

    They fought the gangs with harsh punishments – and won

    Conflict travels to a country that actually seems to have succeeded in the fight against gang violence. In one year, the murder rate in El Salvador has more than halved. Increased penalties and tough police operations have filled the prisons and calmed the streets in the country that was recently one of the world’s most […]

  • Annah Björk – two years with postcovid

    Annah Björk – two years with postcovid

    For many of us, the corona pandemic is a thing of the past, but not for Annah Björk. Every day for two years she has had a fever, breathing difficulties and body pains. Life with post-covid stands in stark contrast to how she lived until Christmas 2020. For 20 years, music and fashion journalist Annah […]

  • When to buy winter sports equipment

    When to buy winter sports equipment

    One of the most important advantages of purchasing winter sports equipment in the off-season is the cost savings. By David Boernerproduct manager Skiing and snowboarding At REI: “Buying equipment in the off-season can save you a significant amount of money, but you don’t have the opportunity to test the equipment and make sure it fits […]

  • Finns visit Southern Europe at pre-pandemic levels

    Finns visit Southern Europe at pre-pandemic levels

    All in all, last fall, international leisure travel was still about 20 percent below the level seen before Covid spread to the industry.

  • Rehn to evaluate UN aid

    The UN has asked the former Minister of Defense of Finland, Elisabeth Rehn, to travel to the Palestinian territories to assess how effectively the UN’s aid is used there.

  • Conrad the Contrarian: Relax, it’s education

    Too casual? Or the global best? Danish education is a hot topic in Europe. Have these Scandinavians optimized learning or do they have a lot to learn? Culture shock The Danish education system is what brought me to Denmark way back in 2012 – another time before COVID and travel cards, when Brexit was still […]

  • EU calls for arms embargo to end military atrocities in Myanmar

    EU calls for arms embargo to end military atrocities in Myanmar

    YANGON, Myanmar – The European Union has imposed asset freezes and travel bans on 16 individuals and entities in military-ruled Myanmar, including the energy minister, influential businessmen and senior officers, for “serious” human rights abuses in the country. Politicians and administrators in Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon, are also being sanctioned for their alleged involvement in […]

  • President Niinistö visits the United States and meets the senators

    President Niinistö visits the United States and meets the senators

    The program also includes visits to companies and a discussion about security policy at the National Nordic Museum. The president will then travel to Palo Alto on Tuesday, March 7, to participate in a discussion on security policy, great power competition and new technologies organized by Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. During […]

  • Lapland’s snow-free tourism focuses on the midnight sun and autumn colors

    Lapland’s snow-free tourism focuses on the midnight sun and autumn colors

    The tourism industry’s long-term goal is to increase Lapland’s reputation as a summer destination and improve the accessibility of Lapland’s destinations through new flights. All major tourist areas in Lapland, including Rovaniemi, Levi, Ylläs, Pohjoinen-Lappi and Ruka-Kuusamo, as well as Visit Finland, which promotes international tourism nationwide, are involved in the development of summer tourism. […]

  • Bulgaria is second in the EU in the number of people killed on the roads

    Romania and Bulgaria report the highest number of victims in road accidents in the EU in relation to the size of the population, according to data from the European Commission. The countries’ overall ranking by number of deaths has not changed significantly compared to the period before the pandemic – in 2022, the roads were […]

  • Museum makes colonialist U-turn

    Museum makes colonialist U-turn

    Visitors were outraged when Norway’s National Museum removed a popular painting by Christian Krohg from the exhibition The director of Norway’s National Museum on Monday backed away from a controversial decision to remove painter Christian Krohg’s beloved 1893 artwork “Leif Erikson Discovers America,” insisting the Norwegian artist “had not been interrupted.” “We thought there were […]

  • The museum makes a U-turn on colonialist painting

    The museum makes a U-turn on colonialist painting

    Visitors were outraged when Norway’s National Museum removed a popular painting by Christian Krohg from the exhibition The director of Norway’s National Museum on Monday backed away from a controversial decision to remove painter Christian Krohg’s beloved 1893 artwork “Leif Erikson Discovers America,” insisting the Norwegian artist “had not been interrupted.” “We thought there were […]

  • One in eight full-time employees in Denmark is a foreigner

    Ukrainians eager to workFigures from ALMR also showed that the Ukrainians who fled to Denmark to escape Russia’s invasion have not been idle. Of the nearly 12,500 who have been granted residence in Denmark and whom municipalities consider ready for work7,218 (58 percent) have found a job. It is up to the individual municipalities to […]

  • The acute crisis phase is over, says Finnair

    The acute crisis phase is over, says Finnair

    The number of passengers transported by the airline increased by almost 61 percent to 2.5 million, which increased the passenger utilization rate to 72 percent. Topi MannerCEO of Finnair on Wednesday said the airline is leaving behind the acute three-year phase of the crisis and continues to recover. “This is another important step in the […]

  • Finland, Sweden to join NATO soon, they have fulfilled the obligation

    Finland, Sweden to join NATO soon, they have fulfilled the obligation

    BRUSSELS – Finland and Sweden will join NATO in the autumn when they have met all of Ankara’s requirements. However, their accession protocol has not yet been ratified by Hungary and Turkey, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at a press conference on Wednesday after meeting NATO defense ministers. “Both Sweden and Finland have now […]

  • HS: Basic Finns is a clear favorite among first-time voters

    HS: Basic Finns is a clear favorite among first-time voters

    Basic Finns was the most popular party among both men and women, and it was supported by more than a third of the male respondents and about a fifth of the female respondents. The party ranked number one all over Finland and received particularly high opinions from young people in the northern and eastern parts […]

  • YLE: Migri’s arguments about deporting parents have no legal basis, experts say

    YLE: Migri’s arguments about deporting parents have no legal basis, experts say

    The report is based on an analysis of the decision related to the residence permit application of approximately 500 parents of Finnish children born abroad. Almost a third of the applications were rejected. Finland’s public broadcasting company wrote that the decisions seem to place less emphasis on the interests of the child than on previous […]

  • How investments have changed the way we spend

    How investments have changed the way we spend

    Ranking has a long history, and the exact origin of the concept is difficult to determine. However, there are some early examples of placements in various fields that can be traced back to ancient civilizations. One of the earliest examples of ranking can be found in ancient Greece, where Olympics was held. The ancient Greeks […]

  • Forward Zhang to miss China’s warm-up league match in Spain

    GENEVA, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) — Chinese forward Zhang Linyan will miss a league match with Swiss women’s club Grasshopper Club Zurich in order to join his national team for four caps in Spain. “I can’t wait to play for the national team and see my Chinese teammates. I hope I can show what I’ve learned […]

  • Winter holiday: In the home of the Vikings

    February at the Viking Ship Museum Vindeboder 12, Roskilde, open daily 10:00-16:00; over 18: DKK 125, under 18: free adm; vikingeskibsmuseet.dk Travel back to Denmark’s proud Viking past! The Viking Ship Museum is located in Roskilde and is a national ship museum built in 1969 that houses five original Viking ships from the 11th century. […]

  • Winter Break: Orbs of Unfathomable Distortion

    Huge billiardsends Feb 26, open Wed-Sun 11am-5pm, Mon-Tue closed, until 9pm on Thu; Skovvej 100, Ishøj; over 18 years: DKK 140, under 18 years: free adm; arken.dk From the 1966 film Fantastic Voyage to Inner Space 21 years later, there has always been something appealing about being miniature, and museums know this better than most, […]

  • Experience abroad without leaving Norway

    If you are longing for a holiday, but don’t have the time or money to go abroad right now, all hope is not lost. You can enjoy the best of other countries directly from your own home, or by exploring the local area where you live. Dream away in your own company, invite to a […]

  • The study considers the merits of the high-speed train connection between Helsinki and Tampere

    The study considers the merits of the high-speed train connection between Helsinki and Tampere

    The price of the new rail connection was estimated at 5.3 billion euros, and the cost of the current renovation was slightly less than one billion euros. The runway, a long-distance train connection from Pasila via Helsinki-Vantaa to Kerava, was included in the costs of the new link as a prerequisite for the infrastructure project. […]

  • Denmark’s biggest hot dog lives in Odense

    Only on special occasionsThe day the new sausage beast made its debut, eight brave men had the determination to devour it in its entirety – sausage, bread, cucumber salad and remoulade – in a ten-minute race. Each participant could be helped by an assistant who held the other end of their hot dog. After the […]

  • 5 Bedste online casinoer i Danmark i 2023: test af de bedste danske online casinoer

    5 Bedste online casinoer i Danmark i 2023: test af de bedste danske online casinoer

    Det er blevet stadigt mere populært at besøge et online casino, hvor du kan sidde og spille i shorts, hvis du har lyst, i stedet for at skulle leve op til en dresscode på de fysiske casinoer i Danmark.  Og de bedste online casinoer i Danmark er samtidig nogle af de mest sikre, du kan […]

  • The silver heart on the female skeleton

    The silver heart on the female skeleton

    In 1916, a female skeleton was dug up under the floor of a medieval church in the Gamlestaden district in Gothenburg. Contrary to the usual Christian tradition, the woman had received a grave gift in the form of a silver heart on her chest. The find, and the mystery surrounding it, has been dedicated to […]

  • It’s February: Let there be light!

    The third verse of Genesis, and no, we’re not talking about the first time Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel harmonized on stage, included the immortal line: “Let there be light!” At some point on the third day of February, a similar command is issued. And the fourth, and the fifth, and for three more weeks, […]

  • Bergen named one of the most Instagrammable places

    Bergen named one of the most Instagrammable places

    Bergen in Norway has been named one of the most Instagrammable places in the world in 2023 Using a scoring system that analyzes the number of hashtags per destination, survey results from our social audience and input from our editors, Big Seven Travel have rounded up the destinations that are guaranteed to get likes. From […]

  • They’re canceling flights between Iceland and New York

    They’re canceling flights between Iceland and New York

    The American airline United Airlines has canceled all flights between Keflavík and Newark Airport in New York. Information about the changes in flights was provided by the travel website The Points Guy. United Airlines started flying to Iceland from New York in May 2018. The airline previously announced that scheduled flights between Keflavík and New […]

  • Iceland on Iain’s list of favorite travel destinations

    Iceland on Iain’s list of favorite travel destinations

    Iain Glen gave mbl.is an interview via video call and was asked what his favorite country was, without hesitation he replied – “Iceland!”. Glen also says he appreciates the privilege of traveling and seeing the world through his job. “Traveling is eye-opening, but I often visit countries in a different way than a tourist because […]

  • Classic winter than in Iceland

    Classic winter than in Iceland

    Travel in South East Iceland, South Iceland, Faxaflói and the Westfjords is not recommended until Tuesday morning. Orange weather alerts will go into effect tomorrow. “South of Greenland, a strong low has formed in the cold air from Newfoundland and is deepening rapidly,” said Elín Björk Jónasdóttir, a meteorologist at the Icelandic Meteorological Institute. “It’s […]

  • Keskivikko lehdet: While traveling alone, Niinistö meets students in Ukraine and Finland’s future in the game

    Keskivikko lehdet: While traveling alone, Niinistö meets students in Ukraine and Finland’s future in the game

    The newspaper wonders if Finland would really join NATO without Sweden.

  • Trkiye rules out support for NATO’s hopeful bid

    Trkiye rules out support for NATO’s hopeful bid

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rebuked Sweden for allowing a Koran-burning stunt and denied the country’s lack of ?respect? Turkey’s on-again, off-again support for Sweden’s application to join NATO has apparently ended for good due to Ankara’s outrage over a Koran-burning demonstration allowed outside the Turkish embassy in Stockholm. “The Swedish administration should not bother […]

  • We work ourselves to death

    We work ourselves to death

    Prolonged stress can cause several different diseases. Heart attacks and strokes, but also psychological ailments such as anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression, which in the worst case can lead to suicide. Long-term stress is a growing problem, and it is often connected with the increasingly intense modern working life. P3 Dystopia unravels why we have […]

  • Again a little armageddon at the airport in Keflavik

    Again a little armageddon at the airport in Keflavik

    As reported by mbl.is, strong winds and heavy snowfall caused significant difficulties for travelers. While most international flights were canceled or delayed, eight flights from North America were on their way to Keflavík when the weather took a turn for the worse. Passengers from seven flights spent six hours or more in their planes because […]

  • Archaeologists discover the world’s oldest rune stone in Norway

    Archaeologists discover the world’s oldest rune stone in Norway

    What Norwegian archaeologists believe is the world’s oldest runestone, a block of sandstone inscribed with an early Scandinavian alphabet, has gone on display in Oslo. It may date back to the time of Jesus Christ. The runestone is almost 2,000 years old and several centuries older than previous discoveries. The square brown sandstone stone, measuring […]

  • Heli Jantunen, Martti Koskenniemi and Merja Penttilä will receive the honorary title of Academician of Science

    Heli Jantunen, Martti Koskenniemi and Merja Penttilä will receive the honorary title of Academician of Science

    and research professor Merja Penttilä has expertise in biotechnology and synthetic biology. They are all respected scientists and researchers with pioneering experience in their respective fields of research. Their work has wide-ranging importance in different sectors of society and thus helps to solve global challenges. A maximum of 16 distinguished Finnish scientists can have the […]

  • Chinese women’s soccer team to play four friendly matches in February

    BEIJING, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) — The Chinese women’s national soccer team will play four friendly matches in February as part of their preparations for the Women’s World Cup this year. The Chinese team will hold a training camp in Guangzhou from January 26 before traveling to Spain on February 10. According to the schedule, China […]

  • Finland’s air travel industry is recovering, but far from the pre-Covid level

    Finland’s air travel industry is recovering, but far from the pre-Covid level

    The only airport with more passengers than before the pandemic was Kuusamo, a popular tourist destination in the north.

  • YLE: Finland is behind other Nordic countries in the recovery of tourism

    YLE: Finland is behind other Nordic countries in the recovery of tourism

    Slow recovery is explained by unfamiliarity. “Only 20 percent of the respondents belonging to the target groups of our target market stated that they knew something about Finland. In Great Britain and the United States, familiarity was only 10 percent. Kristiina HietasaariThe director of Visit Finland told YLE on Wednesday. Finland also did not make […]

  • China Introduces IceBurial Technology Amid Rising Covid Deaths

    Peking [China]Jan 20 (ANI): Amid rising death toll in China due to covid-19, IceBurial technology has been introduced, alleged inconvenient truths by Jennifer Zeng covering first-hand information and unique insights about China and the Chinese Communist Party. “This type of burial has been carried out in Wuhan City on an experimental basis. Corpses can be […]

  • Denmark on the podium of the world’s best countries to start a family

    Denmark on the podium of the world’s best countries to start a family

    Children are very welcome in Denmark. In a list dominated by European countries, the Nordic countries accounted for five of the 11 best places. Enjoy Travel placed Denmark in second place on its list of the 25 best countries in the world to start a family. The website took into account education, child care, safety, […]

  • Tourism will return to pre-pandemic levels in some areas in 2023

    Tourism will return to pre-pandemic levels in some areas in 2023

    Depending, among other things, on the extent of the economic recession, the continued recovery of tourism in the Asia-Pacific region, and the development of Russia’s aggression in Ukraine. All areas will be restored More than 900 million tourists traveled internationally in 2022 – double the number in 2021, though still 63% of pre-pandemic levels, according […]

  • Background report of the Norwegian Economic Council: Flat-rate transfers are the most effective way to deal with unequal fuel taxes for low-income households

    Background report of the Norwegian Economic Council: Flat-rate transfers are the most effective way to deal with unequal fuel taxes for low-income households

    However, the tax burden is higher for low-income car-owning households. The Economic Policy Council’s new background report analyzes different compensation models. The report was written by a doctoral researcher Selina Clarke and empirical analysis by the researcher Kimmo Palanne. “In summary, a flat-rate transfer would compensate for the costs to low-income households, but it would […]

  • VR acquires new equipment for night train traffic from Škoda Transtech

    VR acquires new equipment for night train traffic from Škoda Transtech

    “We are happy to state that the popularity of night train travel has increased by 17 percent compared to 2018. With these new buses, we want to meet our customers’ wishes and further develop the travel experience. For example, working and eating in your own cabin will be even more comfortable in the future”, says […]

  • Just say it like it is: All work and no play makes Jens a boring boy

    Just say it like it is: All work and no play makes Jens a boring boy

    As workplaces had to close temporarily during the pandemic, some workers have found it a pleasure to work from home. But for others, extroverts like myself, it’s been a miserable affair. I love the buzz of an office, and although I’m still busy online (I have clients all over Denmark and abroad), I crave face-to-face […]

  • The end is near for the traveling library

    The end is near for the traveling library

    The City Library plans to suspend the operation of the library bus, which is visiting various parts of the city. According to the representatives of the library, the bus is 22 years old, and its refurbishment would cost about one hundred million crowns. In the draft of the new budget of the City Library, it […]

  • The panic in Russia after Putin’s mobilization

    The panic in Russia after Putin’s mobilization

    After Russian President Vladimir Putin and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced that hundreds of thousands of men will be mobilized to fight in Ukraine, there have been strong protests in several places in Russia. Although there was first talk of 300,000 men and a so-called partial mobilization, it seems that not all of them are […]

  • Russian tourists were disappointed by Finland’s visa decision

    Russian tourists were disappointed by Finland’s visa decision

    Finland’s decision to reduce the number of visas granted to Russian tourists did not please the Russians currently visiting Finland. In July, after nearly two years of border crossings due to travel restrictions related to the coronavirus, traffic on the border between Finland and Russia picked up when Russia abandoned them. "Many of my friends […]

  • Rave Alert: Karrusel is coming to Refshaløen

    Rave Alert: Karrusel is coming to Refshaløen

    Copenhagen Distortion’s sister festival, Karrusel, is coming to Refshaløen on the 25th-27th. August. The electronic music festival offers three days of house, techno and disco in a private green space by Refshaløen. The area will be divided into three different stage areas for the 31 artists who will play over the three days, and tickets […]

  • Daughters of Iceland – a book by Nína Björk Jónsdóttir

    Daughters of Iceland – a book by Nína Björk Jónsdóttir

    Icelandic sagas tell about strong and brave people who settled on the inhospitable shores of this island. But for author Nína Björk Jónsdóttir, the women of history have always seemed to be overshadowed by their husbands and fathers, even though their stories are just as bold and dramatic. She wants children to know that, in […]

  • Survey: Almost one in four says that income is not enough to cover rising consumer prices

    Survey: Almost one in four says that income is not enough to cover rising consumer prices

    With consumer prices rising this year, almost one in four Finns said they don’t think they can cope with their living expenses, according to a recent study by Taloustuktuikma. Almost half of the respondents expected their financial situation to worsen this year. "In particular, working people aged 35–49 believe that their financial situation will deteriorate […]

  • In the opening year of the Tampere tram, 10 million trips were made

    In the opening year of the Tampere tram, 10 million trips were made

    Tampere’s tram system has been operating for exactly one year, and almost 10 million trips were made during its first year of operation. The southern central city has approximately 245,000 inhabitants, making it the largest inland city in the Nordic countries. The entire capital region has a total of 422,000 inhabitants. Mika Periviita, director of […]

  • Aarhus was voted the best roof option in Europe

    Aarhus was voted the best roof option in Europe

    Salling ROOFTOP in Aarhus has been named the best bar of its kind in a new ranking prepared by the travel media Big 7 Travel. As the name suggests, Salling ROOFTOP, which opened in 2017, is owned by the Salling Group, which includes Netto, Føtex and Bilka in its portfolio. Two Copenhagen venues also made […]

  • Saarikko: Finland may not be able to afford significant income tax reductions

    Saarikko: Finland may not be able to afford significant income tax reductions

    “Now we need mutual trust.” Saarikko pointed out that the combination of substantial wage increases and income tax cuts would be dangerous, as it could further accelerate the rise in consumer prices. Juha MajanenOn Wednesday, the permanent state secretary of the Ministry of Finance defined moderate salary increases as increases in line with next year’s […]

  • Students are advised to apply for school travel support before the start of the autumn semester

    Students are advised to apply for school travel support before the start of the autumn semester

    The grounds for receiving school travel support vary depending on whether the student is entitled to free education in accordance with the Compulsory Education Act. Those entitled to free education can receive school travel support if the distance from home to school is at least seven kilometers. Students who are not entitled to free education […]

  • A tandem for special tasks

    A tandem for special tasks

    Gabriela Kwarta, Iceland’s enthusiast, together with her partner Piotr Papier, intend to visit the island in a few days to travel its routes on a specially configured tandem. The history of the adventures of the off-road tandem bike will not end with the end of the mission of lovers of Icelandic cycling challenges. The bicycle […]

  • Finland’s main parties support the abolition of Russian tourist visas

    Finland’s main parties support the abolition of Russian tourist visas

    The straw poll conducted by STT gives strong support for banning new tourist visas for Russian citizens. The agency asked the leaders of the largest parliamentary delegations whether Finland should stop issuing tourist visas to Russian citizens due to the country’s invasion of Ukraine, which is now in its sixth month. The leaders of each […]

  • Right now: The Court of Appeal upholds the sentence against the IS brothers – sentenced for travel offences

    Right now: The Court of Appeal upholds the sentence against the IS brothers – sentenced for travel offences

    Now the Court of Appeal for Västra Götaland upholds the district court ruling in the high-profile case of two men who have been prosecuted for having tried to go to the Islamic State (IS) to fight. The two men were sentenced earlier in May this year to eight months in prison in Gothenburg District Court. […]

  • Nationwide train service disruptions due to minor malfunctions

    Nationwide train service disruptions due to minor malfunctions

    An incident in Ejby yesterday has affected train operations all over Denmark today. According to DSB, a train traveling through the city caused damage to an overhead line. Regional trains between Odense and Fredericia have been canceled in both directions, but there will be buses to transport travelers between the destinations until 10.00. In addition, […]

  • European aviation chaos is crushing confidence in flying

    European aviation chaos is crushing confidence in flying

    The recent disruption in passenger schedules is clearly visible in the rise in partial cancellations and changes to bookings. Between May 30 and July 10, it has nearly tripled from 13 percent before the pandemic (in 2019) to 36 percent this summer. The collapse of last-minute bookings and the increase in cancellations and changes is […]

  • Tour operators report strong demand for last-minute summer package tours

    Tour operators report strong demand for last-minute summer package tours

    The recent cool, wet weather has caused many Finns to seek escapes to sunnier climates. Tour operators say this summer’s remaining supply is tight due to high demand as travel restrictions are eased. They report that there are only a few departures left for southern destinations at the end of July. "This summer, the demand […]

  • Serious violence against police officers – Per was severely beaten and forced to quit

    Serious violence against police officers – Per was severely beaten and forced to quit

    Police vulnerability has come into focus after the Easter riots when police feared for their lives while stones hailed at them and police buses that were hijacked and set on fire. Around 300 police officers were injured in various places in the country in connection with the riots. National Police Chief Anders Thornberg tells In […]

  • The EU bans the import of Russian gold in the new sanctions package

    The EU bans the import of Russian gold in the new sanctions package

    The Commission said in a statement that member states will discuss the proposal in the EU Council next week before adopting it. The proposal was made jointly by the Commission and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs. Dubbed the “Maintenance and Harmonization” package, it clarifies previous provisions to strengthen legal certainty for operators and enforcement […]

  • They were called Sweden’s Bonnie and Clyde

    They were called Sweden’s Bonnie and Clyde

    Tommy is considered one of Sweden’s worst robbers. Monica is his wife and accomplice. They spend the money on nightclubs, travel and expensive cars. When he is inside, she walks on the street. They are called Sweden’s Bonnie and Clyde. A program of Martin Jönsson Producer: Håkan Engström Final mix: Nima Shams The program is […]

  • An increase in unauthorized crossings, says the Southeastern Finland Border Guard

    An increase in unauthorized crossings, says the Southeastern Finland Border Guard

    In the first half of this year, unauthorized border crossings between Finland and Russia have increased, the Finnish Border Guard said on Thursday. In the first six months of 2022, there were 11 unauthorized crossings, compared to eight in the whole of last year. The Border Guard Service of Southeast Finland detected four illegal crossings […]

  • Finnish minister to negotiate with Germany over Uniper

    Finnish minister to negotiate with Germany over Uniper

    Finland’s Minister of Ownership Steering Titti Tuppurainen (SDP) will travel to Berlin on Thursday over Uniper’s financial difficulties. Tuppurainen is set to meet with German government officials and executives of Fortum and Uniper. Uniper is a subsidiary of the majority-state-owned Finnish energy firm Fortum. Uniper Filed for support from the German government, as it is […]

  • The Finnish aviation sector is making a strong comeback, the operator says

    The Finnish aviation sector is making a strong comeback, the operator says

    The Finnish aviation industry recovered well in the first half of this year, estimates the national airport operator Finavian. In January-June, approximately 6.6 million passengers traveled through Finnish airports, the company said in its statement on Tuesday. Compared to the first six months of 2021, the growth was 520 percent, or sixfold. However, passenger figures […]

  • Finns are looking for cheap gas in Russia when the border opens

    Finns are looking for cheap gas in Russia when the border opens

    The re-opening of the border between Russia and Finland on July 1 has increased Finns’ refueling trips to the eastern neighbor. The ongoing war in Ukraine has not stopped drivers from looking for cheaper gasoline and diesel, as fuel prices have risen well over 2 euros per liter in the past year. The average price […]

  • Airlines will survive the recovery of tourism after the pandemic

    Airlines will survive the recovery of tourism after the pandemic

    Traveling within the country Traveling in Finland during the pandemic has been interesting. The country has been praised for managing the pandemic, so travel within the country has remained relatively unchanged. I recently took a trip from Helsinki to Lapland, and while there were some changes in airport procedures, overall it was a seamless experience. […]

  • Novo Nordisk will help finance abortion trips for American employees

    Novo Nordisk will help finance abortion trips for American employees

    Novo Nordisk will expand financial support to employees in the US after the implementation of strict abortion laws, reports Politiken. After the US Supreme Court overthrew Roe vs Wade on June 24, it is now illegal in many states in the United States to have an abortion. Because of the extreme mental and physical effects […]

  • Charlotte Kalla

    Charlotte Kalla

    Charlotte Kalla learned to ski as a seven-year-old. During 15 years in the world elite, she has collected 22 championship medals, of which three golds in the Olympics and WC, received the Bragdguldet and Jerring Prize and been awarded an Honorary Doctor at Luleå University of Technology. She retired last winter. Charlotte Kalla about her […]

  • Imports and exports of goods also apply to individuals crossing the Finnish-Russian border

    Imports and exports of goods also apply to individuals crossing the Finnish-Russian border

    Both imports to Finland and exports to Russia are restricted The entry restrictions that were in force at Finland’s external borders due to the coronavirus pandemic will be lifted on June 30, and from July 1, the health security situation will return to the pre-pandemic situation. However, the EU’s sanctions against Russia affect customs operations, […]

  • 300-year-old ship records to help understand climate change

    300-year-old ship records to help understand climate change

    Huge interest alreadyThe journals were written while traveling around the world – with the oldest record dating back to 1675. Organizations will compare past weather events to predict weather events, helping us understand climate change and what we can expect in the future. “They relate, for example, to the weather conditions in the Øresund region […]

  • “Wants to grow as a football nation,” believes Indian women’s coach Suren Chettri

    “Wants to grow as a football nation,” believes Indian women’s coach Suren Chettri

    New Delhi [India]June 21 (ANI): Indian women’s head coach Suren Chettri believes the Blue Tigresses will be brave when they face Sweden U23 on Wednesday in the WU23 3-Nations tournament, in their intention to grow as a football nation. Suren had coached the Indian Arrows women’s team in the latest edition of the Indian Women’s […]

  • The British F-35 will visit Finland next week

    The British F-35 will visit Finland next week

    Two British Air Force F-35 fighters will visit Karelia Air Command next week, the Air Force said on Wednesday. The incoming squadron consists of two F-35B Lightning II fighters and about 60 people. The unit will visit the Rissala base from Tuesday to Thursday next week. The F-35 fighters participate in the daily training and […]

  • Finland expects border traffic to pick up after the removal of external border restrictions

    Finland expects border traffic to pick up after the removal of external border restrictions

    “Health authorities have considered that there are no longer any health grounds for restrictions at the external borders,” reads press release published by the Ministry of the Interior. Internal border controls, ie health security measures for passengers from elsewhere in the EU or the Schengen area, were abolished at the beginning of the year. According […]

  • Finland removes all Covid border restrictions

    Finland removes all Covid border restrictions

    All restrictions related to the corona at Finland’s external borders will end on June 30, the Ministry of the Interior stated in a press release. This means that from the beginning of July, all travelers arriving from outside the Schengen and EU areas will no longer be required to have a vaccination certificate or a […]