Found: Helsinki’s hippest craft beer

Found: Helsinki’s hippest craft beer

The Finnish capital region is quickly evolving into a deliciously different destination for craft brew hunters. Blue Wings savours exclusive brews on a crawl of six hip microbreweries. American beauty Worth a visit if only for the cult location, Stadin Panimo is an experimental microbrewery tucked away in a nook of the old Suvilahti gas

Take a bite on the wild side

Take a bite on the wild side

Finnish forests offer an endless feast of superfoods – if you know what to look for. Wild greens can push their way through solid rock – that’s how strong they are, says biologist and environmental educator Anna Nyman as she picks a dandelion blooming between flagstones in her garden. She’s one of the co-founders of

Following Stone Age footsteps

Following Stone Age footsteps

To celebrate its centenary, Finland has inaugurated a new national park. Hossa in the Kainuu region – already a favourite among hikers and anglers – takes visitors on a journey back to the Stone Age. Our rowing boat glides slowly across a small lake. All we can hear are the high-pitched calls of a black-throated

Take a tour of Finland’s eco island

Take a tour of Finland’s eco island

With interest in eco-travel ­continuing to surge, many travel operators are jumping on the bandwagon. But going green was more than a mere whim for Pertti and Virpi Illi, who founded Rakinkotka eco-village in southeast Finland back in 2001. Today this island colony of cottages boasts its own hybrid power system supplying energy for the