Finland

Life as a FAD finalist

Katarina Lindell | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Katarina Lindell

When our course leader presented this year's FAD brief to us, I didn't hesitate to enter as I know what a great opportunity it can be for fashion students to show their work - as finalists, we get to showcase our mini collections at London Fashion Week in February. That's also when I'll find out if I've won!

How to Book a Last Minute Family Christmas Getaway

William Gray | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Gray

Christmas is coming, but it's not too late to wrap up a festive break for family and friends. If you can't face the thought of party hats and board games with the in-laws, how about getting away for a last-minute holiday.

Fertile Finland Could Be Primed to Spearhead the New Nordic Takeover in UK

A.P Childs | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
A.P Childs

Across the last decade or so, Nordic music, via a dedicated export agency named Nomex, has stormed the UK, and has perhaps developed into a scene or music sub-culture all of its own.

Northern Lights nd Northern Rights: Tips For Responsible Tourism In Lapland

Justin Francis | Posted 20.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Justin Francis

Yes the lights are green, but environmental concerns should not be the only ones on our mind if we head off in search of the Northern Lights this winter. Of course, limiting our impact on the fragile Arctic landscape is important, but to truly connect with these places we need to understand, respect and help preserve the cultural traditions and the people which have shaped them.

Good Heavens Above: The Best Northern Lights Holidays for 2014/2015

William Gray | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Gray

After all the recent hype over the northern lights, NASA announced back in June 2014 that the sun's polarity had finally flipped and we were beyond the peak of the current Solar Maximum - a period of supercharged solar activity that usually occurs every 11 years and serves as a catalyst for spectacular northern lights displays.

Coffee and Culture in Helsinki

Victoria Ferran | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

I like to explore cities at a leisurely pace. There's always a lengthy list of not-to-be-missed cultural sites, but along the way I will stop off in myriad cafés to drink coffee and try exotic cakes and pastries.

Rosia Montana: Learning From the EU on Legal Frameworks for Mining and Minerals

Catalin Hosu | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK
Catalin Hosu

Few journals noticed the importance of the 2014 Raw Materials Conference held in Athens, Greece, in June; especially for countries like Romania, barin...

A Global View on Responsible Mining - a reality in the 21st century

Catalin Hosu | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK
Catalin Hosu

In the past years, there has been a massive movement against mining in general and against gold mining throughout the world. The voices that stand aga...

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...