Finland

These New Tom Of Finland Stamps Are Pretty Damn Hot (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK

What’s that? Your letter arrived emblazoned with a pert pair of male buttocks with a handsome, moustachioed face peeking out from between a pair of ...

Apparently, Putin Wants To Conquer Finland Next

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK

A former advisor to Vladimir Putin has said after the annexation of Crimea, the Russian president will not stop until he's conquered Belarus, the Balt...

Honk If You See Me: Finland Reindeer Warn Drivers With Fluorescent Antlers

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK

It turns out that as well as being generally fabulous and sparkly, glitter might also have lifesaving qualities. The stuff is being daubed on the ...

WATCH: Air Guitarists Rock World Championships in Finland

ITN | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK

US air guitarist Eric 'Mean Melin' Melin was crowned World Champion at the 18th annual Air Guitar Championships in Finland....

This Is What We Know So Far About Snowden's 21 Asylum Bids

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK

Edward Snowden has applied for asylum in 21 countries, but most of Europe has swiftly rejected his plea. Russia says that Snowden's request for asy...

Whatcha Waiting For: Eurovision and Gay Rights

B.J. Epstein | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
B.J. Epstein

Silly pop songs, over-the-top costumes and dance routines, and a (possibly) fake sense of intra-European bonhomie. Yes, it's easy to dismiss the annual Eurovision song contest. But wait. This year might be a little bit different. Eurovision might actually get political - and not just political in the usual sense that neighbouring countries vote for one another in a show of regional support... What better time to demand equal rights than when you have the eyes of much of Europe on you?

Start From Cold: Writing a Novel in Finland

Richard O'Brien | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Richard O'Brien

But I hadn't come to Sysmä as a tourist, or even an accordion enthusiast. I had come to spend a month at the Villa Sarkia, a literary residency for young writers, with the deeply hubristic stated aim of making 'significant progress' on my debut novel.

Last Tango in Helsinki

Gareth Johnson | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gareth Johnson

'Well the Finnish have a reputation for being a bit shy and introverted' said Tuula, 'dancing the tango is one way that we overcome that.'

WATCH: Finnish Passport Makes Moose Walk

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK

There's been a lot of serious talk about the UK border agency over here, but in Finland it seems the passport control chaps have a lot of fun. Finl...

Hague Clashes With EU Ministers Over Plans To Arm Syrian Rebels

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK Politics

Foreign Secretary William Hague has clashed with EU ministers over whether an arms embargo on Syrian rebels should be lifted. Hague's Irish counter...

Ten Holidays to Take Before You Turn 30

Vikki Geary | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Vikki Geary

The sights and sounds of our trip - all lost in a blur of alcohol, sweat and after-sun. Not that there isn't a place for the 'don't-remember-it' holiday - but while you're young, free and full of energy, now is the time to see the world, not just the floor of your hotel bathroom. Make sure you experience these ten holidays before your 30th birthday.

The Christmas Learning Curve

June Sun | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
June Sun

It's been fun learning about Christmas here in the UK. It's a lot louder here. People seem to start celebrating in October, and I do miss that intense calm of a Finnish Christmas. Perhaps it's something only three feet of snow can really accomplish.

9 Of The Best Winter Holidays

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The temperature has plummeted this week and put HuffPost UK Lifestyle in the mood for log fires, squashy sofas and big glasses of red wine. But if...

Humanity as One Soul

Laila Escartín-Sorjonen | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK
Laila Escartín-Sorjonen

Let's imagine humanity as one soul: a soul with a light side and a dark side. The war in Gaza, in which right now Palestinians and Israelis are bomb...

Planet Appetite: Cycling the Turku Archipelago Trail, Finland

Rupert Parker | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

The city of Turku is easily accessible by air from the UK and is both the beginning and end of the route. It's worth spending at least a night there before you head out to the archipelago. Now I'm going to cheat slightly, as I only have a few days to spare, so I won't be cycling the whole route.

Planet Appetite: Gourmet Food Walk in Turku, Finland

Rupert Parker | Posted 30.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

To us gastronauts, Finland is not yet on the culinary map, but Turku has come up with an innovative way of sampling some of its top restaurants.

WATCH: Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK Comedy

Ever come over a bit 'Naomi Campbell' and felt the urge to lob your phone as far as possible? Well, it's time to channel that anger into something (va...

Lessons From the Finnish Education System

Alan Moore | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Alan Moore

"Human nature is not like a machine that is built like a model and set to the do the work exactly proscribed for it, but, should be seen as a tree that uniquely grows depending on the diverse and inward forces that make it a living thing".

Seeing Double: Beautiful Photographs Play With Exposure

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 02.07.2012 | Home

Photography captures a moment, but what if you could capture more than that? Photographer Christoffer Relander does just that with his amazing dig...

Nokia Announces 10,000 Job Cut And Sale Of Premium Phone Division

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK Tech

Nokia has announced it plans to cut 10,000 jobs from is global workforce as the company faces continued pressure in the smartphone market. The Fin...

The Pleasure of Solitude and Nature

Laila Escartín-Sorjonen | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Laila Escartín-Sorjonen

I had somebody ask me recently in a most astonished voice why I had moved back to Finland after almost 20 years abroad. It made me laugh. That a Finn should ask such a question, how typical! A Spaniard would've asked me how come I managed to survive so long away from Spain, the best country in the world!

Gunman Opens Fire At School In Finland

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK

A gunman has been arrestsed after opening fire on a school in Finland. No injuries have been reported as yet. Detective Superindent Jari Kinnun...

Art In The Dark: Janne Parviainen's Moonlit 'Light Paintings'

Alice E. Vincent | Posted 17.04.2012 | Home

Living in a country where the sun doesn't rise for months on end could pose some challenges, but Finnish artist Janne Parviainen has made the most of ...

Angry Birds Adventure Playgrounds To Launch Across The Globe

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 20.05.2012 | UK Tech

Angry Birds is launching its own themed adventure playgrounds in local neighbourhoods, with two planned for the UK. The announcement was made in t...

What's Distracting Finland's First Man?

Posted 22.02.2012 | UK

Princess Mary of Denmark shared an awkward moment with the 'first man' of Finland, Pentti Arajarvi, when she appeared to catch him staring at her clea...