Inside the Snowy World of Scandinavia's Enduring Indigenous Culture

Photographer Hedda Rysstad spent time in northern Norway with young Sámis, whose existence and language were repressed and marginalised for decades.


NASA Says it Caused Otherworldly Lights in the Arctic Circle

A NASA rocket launch mission that painted the Arctic sky was compared to an “alien attack.”


I Tried on 'Genderless' Clothes and Was Extremely Disappointed

I went to Finland's first gender-neutral shopping floor at a major department store to see if it delivered on its promises of a "genderless revolution."


Happiest Country in the World: Searching for the Secret to Finland’s Success

The Finns have it right when it comes to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.


This Master Hotel Key Could Have Unlocked ‘Millions of Doors’ Around the World

After a colleague had their computer stolen from their hotel room during a security conference, these two Finnish researchers were determined to make hotel keys more secure.


The Rise and Fall of Nokia 3310, the Funnest Phone Ever

How a team of Finnish twentysomethings created an iconic, indestructible device.


I Went to the Karaoke World Championships as Soon as I Found Out It Was a Thing

The only time you’ll find people from around the globe coming together to wave flags at someone thrusting to "Pretty Fly For a White Guy".


Passengers Board Final Flight 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th

Finnair is changing the Satanic flight number after more than a decade of service straight into the gates of HEL.


What It's Like to Transition in Different Parts of the World

From Canada, to Serbia and all the way to Australia – eight individuals talk about coming out as transgender in their respective countries.


Meet the 17-Year-Old Getting Rich Dealing Snus Illegally

In Finland, the black market for Swedish tobacco is worth almost £45 million a year. With the support of his parents, Niklas is cashing in too.


Explore the Red Planet With a Mega-Map of Mars’ Topography

Jan Fröjdman spent months hand-stitching topographical visuals together to make a Google Maps-worthy video of the Red Planet's surface.


This Dude Accidentally Convinced the Internet That Finland Doesn't Exist

The theory weaves in Japanese fishing routes, Nokia phones, and the Trans-Siberian Railway to prove that Finland isn't real.