Traditional Sami costumes in Hetta, Finland

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Finland borders Sweden on the west, Russia on the east, and Norway on the north, while Estonia lies to its south across the Gulf of Finland.

Celebrations

Finland's Independence Day is December 6 and celebrates Finland's independence from Russia in 1917.
Independence_Day_(Finland)
Declaration_of_Independence

Third Saturday of May Restaurant Day
http://www.restaurantday.org/en
http://www.visitfinland.com/article/restaurant-day
https://www.facebook.com/restaurantday
@RestaurantDay
Hashtags: #Ravintolapäivä, #RestaurantDay

Tourism Portals

Visit Finland - Facebook - YouTube - Flickr
This is Finland
silence-please
@OurFinland
@thisisFINLAND
@DiscoverFinland

Headlines

Seven Faces of Eco Tourism in Finland - Jim O'Donnell/VRAI Magazine
The Lake of Bothnia and Lapland Ecotourism - Jim O'Donnell
Scenery in Finnish Protected Area Stamps
http://www.travelcoffeebreak.com/2014/01/what-happens-in-helsinki.html
http://www.messukeskus.com/Sites3/Matka/en/Kavijat/Bloggers/Pages/default.aspx
At Talkoot, Small Makes for Big Changes
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22751415

Recommended Listening

Radio Helsinki
http://tunein.com/radio/Radio-Helsinki-985-s97243

Hiking Trails

http://www.pedersore.fi

Museums

sami-museum
Facebook
@SiidaInari

flickr groups

Finland Lakes, Rivers and Sea
Finland's Lakes and Sea
Finland Gardening
Helsinki's shiney metal balls
Finnish National Parks

Blogs

http://outdoorsfinland.wordpress.com

Twitter

@thisisFINLAND
@DiscoverFinland
@OurFinland
@PureArchipelago
@VisitRovaniemi
@marivahakuopus
@SiidaInari
@AnneTolvanen
@greentourism1
@iucn_finland
@yministerio
@Luontopalvelut
https://twitter.com/iucn_finland
https://twitter.com/NOWBiodiversity

Wikipedia

Finland

Helsinki

Helsinki
http://www.wdc2012helsinki.fi/en
http://www.visithelsinki.fi
http://www.helsinki365.com
http://grownuptravelguide.com/helsinki-takes-crown-scandinavias-food-capital

Lahti

Lahti - Wikipedia
http://www.sibeliustalo.fi/en
https://www.lahti.fi
http://www.lahtiregion.fi

Oulu

http://www.ouka.fi/oulu/english

Environment

http://www.ymparisto.fi/default.asp?node=20451&lan=en

Miljöministeriet | Ministry of the Environment
http://www.ym.fi/fi-FI__
@yministerio


Parks

http://www.nationalparks.fi/nationalparks
https://www.facebook.com/suomenkansallispuistot
@Luontopalvelut

Pallas-Yllästunturi National ParkOulanka National Park

Nuuksio National Park

http://www.kiviluoma52.me/2014/05/nuuksio-national-park-taste-of-lapland.html

PAN Parks in Finland

  1. Oulanka National Park
  2. Archipelago National Park

Lapland

http://www.laplandfinland.com
Helvetinjärvi National Park

Seitseminen is a vast national park located about an hours' drive north of the city of Tampere.// Seitseminen National Park is situated at the Suomenselkä, a rugged watershed region.

http://www.outdoors.fi/destinations/nationalparks

Finnair

www.finnairgroup.com
www.finnair.com/corporateresponsibility
http://feel.finnair.com/

Green Tourism Finland

Green Tourism of Finland is a network of Finnish companies of nature tourism, who are committed to the principles of the sustainable development. Green Tourism of Finland - network is a high quality, safe and environmentally friendly option for an environmentally aware traveler.
The nature tourism products are based on the Finnish right of public access to the wilderness and on the ample network of natural parks. The nature tourism products are inspired by the Finnish nature, art, culture and the countryside and produced in ecologically, socially and culturally sustainable way.
Criteria »
Foundation document »
http://greentourism.fi -
Facebook__
http://www.slideshare.net/greentourismfinland
@greentourism1

Editing

Finland

Elsewhere

Virtual Finland
Finlandia.org
http://yle.fi
http://www.outdoors.fi
Living Heritage in Finland

Archipelago National Park

http://www.panparks.org/visit/our-parks/archipelago-national-park
http://www.luontoon.fi/page.asp?Section=5300
The National Park is situated in the outer archipelago, at the southern part of the Southwestern Archipelago.

Events
Workshop on Best Practices in Promoting Responsible Travel was held in Helsinki April 25-29, 2011
The Association for Fair Travel is organizing a workshop to share and learn good practices in promoting responsible travel. The workshop is a part the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme Grundvig.
Related: http://turismo-sostenible.net/2011/04/23/seminario-de-turismo-responsable-en-finlandia

seinäjoki

https://www.seinajoki.fi -
https://www.seinajoki.fi/en

Misc

The talkoot—a traditional Finnish gathering of friends to address a common concern





Previous Events

7th Congress of the Finno-Ugric Peoples took place June 15-17 in Lahti
Hashtag: #FUcongress2016
Website: http://www.lahti2016.fucongress.org
Twitter @fucongress2016
Facebook FUCongress
Kontakte FUcongress2016

7th Congress of the Finno-Ugric Peoples

Photos

Reindeer (Poro) in Northern Finland