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What would locals like others know about Finland? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion:

Headlines
In Finland, memories of a bitter war with Moscow never faded. Some fear history will repeat itself
Scars of an old battle bring tourists to this city in Finland. Now locals fear another war with its aggressive neighbour
Finland’s NATO application could be imminent
Finland to add 2 new sites to national park network
My search for the real Moominland – Economist
Seven Faces of Eco Tourism in Finland – Jim O’Donnell/VRAI Magazine
Scenery in Finnish Protected Area Stamps
At Talkoot, Small Makes for Big Changes
Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes

Twitter
@Metsahallitus
@Luontopalvelut
@thisisFINLAND
@DiscoverFinland
@OurFinland
@VisitRovaniemi
@AnneTolvanen
@yministerio
@mmm_fi
@ymparistotieto
@marivahakuopus
@SiidaInari

Recommended Listening
Radio Helsinkitunein.com

The Finnish Paradox – This year marks the centenary of Finland’s independence – a country and a history cursed and blessed by its location.

Celebrations
Finland’s Independence Day is December 6 and celebrates Finland’s independence from Russia in 1917.
Independence Day
Declaration of Independence

News
yle.fi
hs.fi

Tourism Portals
Visit FinlandFacebookYouTubeFlickr
This is Finland
silence-please
@OurFinland
@thisisFINLAND
@DiscoverFinland

Hiking Trails
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

Lahti
Lahti – Wikipedia
sibeliustalo.fi/en
lahti.fi
lahtiregion.fi

Oulu
ouka.fi/oulu/english

Environment
ymparisto.fi/default.asp?node=20451&lan=en

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

Parks
nationalparks.fi/nationalparks
facebook.com/suomenkansallispuistot
@Luontopalvelut

Pallas-Yllästunturi National ParkOulanka National Park

Nuuksio National Park
kiviluoma52.me/2014/05/nuuksio-national-park-taste-of-lapland.html

Salamajärvi National Park
https://www.nationalparks.fi/salamajarvinp
https://twitter.com/hmallison2/status/1158738622234988544

PAN Parks in Finland

  1. Oulanka National Park
  2. Archipelago National Park

Lapland
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.

outdoors.fi/destinations/nationalparks

Finnair
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 »
greentourism.fi

Elsewhere
Virtual Finland
Finlandia.org
yle.fi
outdoors.fi
Living Heritage in Finland

Archipelago National Park
panparks.org/visit/our-parks/archipelago-national-park
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
seinajoki.fi
seinajoki.fi/en

Tampere
https://visittampere.fi/en
@VisitTampere

Third Saturday of May Restaurant Day
restaurantday.org/en
visitfinland.com/article/restaurant-day
facebook.com/restaurantday
@RestaurantDay

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

Wikipedia
Finland

Cities

Places

Vocabulary

Planeta.com

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