Information on Finnish history and aspects of Finnish society and culture. All these links are external: they open to pages in Virtual Finland, a web service maintained by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
Nature and geography
Finnish landscape, climate and wildlife: animals, forests, plants, seasons, lakes...
Information on the flag, the coat of arms and the national anthem.
Everyday culture and lifestyle
Customs, manners, festivities, sauna...
Politics and economy
The political and administrative structure of Finland: highest organs of state, the parliamentary system, political parties, public services...
Central events in Finnish history: periods of Swedish and Russian reign, independent Finland, administrative development, wars, milestones of culture...
Education and research
Finland's structure of education: elementary education, upper secondary school, vocational training, colleges, universities, adult education...
The press, the role of public broadcasting, major media companies, the Internet and broadband in Finland...
Helsinki Foreign Community
International English Speakers' Association of Finland
La Communaute Franco-Finlandaise
Expat Finland (Information about Friendship Societies / International Societies in Finland)
Working in Finland (Ministry of Labour)
Finnish tax system
The Lutheran Church is the church of the majority of Finns. A total of 84 % of the population belong to Evangelical-Lutheran congregations in Finland. Orthodox believers make up 1% of the population.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland
Diocese of Helsinki
The Orthodox Church of Finland
Catholic Church in Finland
The Anglican Church in Finland
The Website of the Porvoo Communion
Jewish Community of Helsinki
The Islamic Society of Finland
Television, radio and newspapers
All television broadcasting in Finland will be digital as of 31 August 2007. There are four national television channels: TV 1, TV 2, MTV 3 and Channel Four in Finland. In addition, the coverage of Swedish-language channel SVT Europa with programmes from the Swedish channels 1 and 2 extends over southern Finland. The supply of cable television networks consists mainly of national television programmes and foreign satellite channels.
TV programmes are in their original language with Finnish subtitles. In Finland movies have Finnish and Swedish subtitles - no dubbing. If you have a television set in use, you have to pay a television fee for using it.
Newsroom Finland, Virtual Finland
YLE, The Finnish Broadcasting Company
YLE News in English
Welho (Cable Company)
Helsingin Sanomat, International edition
Helsinki this Week
Links to webnewspapers in Finland and abroad, The Finnish Newspaper Association
Finnish Periodical Publishers' Association