Through sauna you clean your body and mind. There are five million inhabitants and over three million saunas in Finland - an average of one per household. Almost every Finn has his own sauna at home, and often also in summer/winter cottage placed in the countryside, close by lake.
The first book was published in 1945 and the last one in 1993. Overall there are nine books, together with five picture books and a comic strip. The Moomins have been the basis for numerous television series, films and even a theme park called Moomin World in Naantali, Finland.
Nowadays reflectors are easy to get almost everywhere in Finland – schools, banks, supermarkets, offices, workplaces etc. It's not only a legal requirement to use them. It also has become a habit in Finland and Nordic countries in general.
The Finnish Invention Foundation has named it as one of the most important Finnish inventions of the millennium.
But it wasn't always like that. Until 1980' paper factories were pumping sewage to rivers and lakes. Tap water, often, looked like dirty dish water. Finns called it "Ugly Water". It was fool of potentially cancer-causing substances. The government invested a lot of money to solve that problem.
First game from Angry Birds franchise was published in 2009 and up till today, Rovio made 15 games with Angry Birds theme. In 2016 was premiere of full time animated movie and we know that second one is under production.
We recommend to visit Angry Birds Activity Park in Rovaniemi, prepared for children of all ages with Angry bird figures. We can find in rope-walk, slides, swings and climbing frames – all what little ones would enjoy.
Iittala products are designed to be combined in countless ways, making our everyday life a bit lovelier with versatile tableware. Classics designed by such pioneers of Finnish design as Kaj Franck, Alvar and Aino Aalto, Oiva Toikka, Tapio Wirkkala and Timo Sarpaneva can very well be combined with the works of new and talented designers Harri Koskinen ja Klaus Haapaniemi. Alongside with Iittala, Arabia and Hackman are also part of the same throawaysism-fighting family
A new kind of aesthetics and functionality affected Finnish glassware design while most other countries still used traditional, extensive glassware ranges. A simplified, modern design took over from cut crystal.
In addition, KONE builds and services automatic doors and gates. The company provides local service for builders, developers, building owners, designers and architects in 1,000 offices in over 50 countries
In the Finnish language Kone means "machine" or "device".
Rovaniemi uses both traditional materials, such as chinking squared logs, round logs and highly advanced glued laminated squared logs and laminated round logs. The company also uses materials which rarely appear on the Russian market but that are already popular in Europe. These are the dry ‘dead standing’ KELO pine and the Golden pine.
But don't let its beauty fool you. The moment you put one to a test, you're convinced it is the perfect tool for your need. You feel the sensation of natural materials like leather, curly birch, reindeer antler, and of course the ultra sharp blade always made from finest steel.
Marttiini knives are still manufactured at the Arctic Circle. Today they are a combination of generations of craftsmanship and modern technology that create knives that are not only sharp, but also perfectly represent the beauty and toughness of the North. They're called "puukko" – the Nordic knife.
From the turn of the millennium, the Lappish centre for Christmas, the Santa Claus Village on the Arctic Circle became the most spectacular Santa Claus destination in Scandinavia. The popularity of the destination saw the number of visitors double. The numbers of international visitors in particular increased up to fourfold in a few years to exceed half a million. This is where he greets visitors, reply to millions of Christmas letters and where everyone can make their own Christmas wishes.
The company's mission is to achieve a dominant position in the world in the field of design and have their own unique style associated with Finland. Marimekko sells its products in the network of 24 stores in Finland and 84 in the world and exports to 40 countries all over the world.
Finnish enterprises in Poland
Polish investments in Finland are, for now, small and do not reflect the economic potential of our investors. In a small group of Polish companies operating in Finland, among others, are: Amica Wronki, Elektrobudowa and Scanpol Construction. Recent inquiries concerning the activity on the Finnish market by Polish entrepreneurs concerned the construction industry.
According to data from the Finnish Customs Office (Tulli) for 2016, the trade between Finland and Poland has been steadily increasing in recent years. In 2012 the turnover amounted to about 2.5 billion euros, and in 2016 almost 3 billion euros.
In 2016 the value of Finnish imports from Poland amounted to almost 1.6 billion euros. This was an increase of 13% compared to the previous year, which in turn accounted for less than 3% of Finnish imports and placed Poland in tenth place on the list of Finland's key trade partners.
The Finns have been mainly stocking up apparatus, electrical devices and machinery, metal products, metal ores and scrap, raw and furskins, medical and pharmaceutical products, and specialized equipment for the industry.
The value of Finnish exports to Poland in 2016 amounted to around 1.4 billion euros and represents 2.7% of all Finnish exports. Similar numbers were recorded for 2015. This made Poland 12th among Finland's key trading partners.
Finns have mainly been selling paper, cardboard, industrial equipment, iron and steel, apparatus, electrical devices and machines.
In this year's European Innovation Scoreboard for the 36 European countries formulated by the European Commission, Finland was fourth on the list of innovation leaders, just behind Switzerland, Sweden and Denmark. Poland as a "moderate innovator" ranked in the bottom of the ranking.