Tag Archives: Finland

Chill at a Game of Thrones Hotel

Serious fans can now stay in an official Game of Thrones ice hotel. Located beyond the wall and above the Arctic Circle in Kittilä, Finland, the chill accommodations are the result of a collaboration between HBO Nordic and the Laplands … Continue reading

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Go Ahead And Judge These Books By Their Covers

Helsinki-based artist Aino-Maija Metsola, who is best known for her exciting textile design work for Marimekko, has created six captivating covers for upcoming Virginia Woolf re-issues. The new Vintage paperbacks are scheduled for Fall publication. Riffing on each novel’s title, … Continue reading

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Call me Touko Korpela

Inspired by the Travoltafy name generator that lampooned John Travolta’s Oscar presentation flub, Visit Finland has launched the Finngenerator  app which allows users to discover their “Finnified” names. Just chose a gender and type in your name and hit generator. … Continue reading

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You can be a professional sleeper

Hotel Finn is a newly renovated “budget” hotel centrally located in a historic Helsinki building next to the famous Stockmann department store. To promote the hotel’s re-launch, the Hotel Finn is searching for a “professional guest” to stay in each … Continue reading

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How do you say moose in Suomi

There are lots of reasons to envy the lucky citizens of Finland—gorgeous landscapes, crystal clear air and water, the midnight sun all summer-long—and now there’s one more. Finland’s new, updated passports double as an amusing animated flip-book. This Youtube video … Continue reading

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Library Redux

 A few European library favorites from our readers.    

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