The number of fatal water accidents decreased significantly in 2020. 30 people died in water transport. Most accidents occurred when a rowing boat or small motorboat capsized or tilted. The use of life jackets is one of the most effective ways to prevent drowning deaths in waterborne traffic.

In 2020, there were a total of 2,204 waterborne accidents.

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The layout concept and traffic plans for Kasarmitori Summer are now complete. The look of the terrace area and summer streets was inspired by the seaside areas of Helsinki, summer celebrations and safe encounters.

“Do we still remember that wonderful feeling of excitement and anticipation related to the Mid Summer period and summer celebrations in general? Kasarmitori Summer will celebrate freedom and safe opportunities to meet others,” says Linda Bergroth, who designed the look and layout of the concept with WSP experts.

Even the streets leading to the terrace will get visitors ready to celebrate and enjoy summer,

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Accidents caused by bad driving conditions have been a talking point again this winter. People tend to forget the instructions taught in driving school, and the weather conditions can surprise drivers during driving. The speed limits differ in Finland depending on whether it is winter or summer. During the winter, the roads are often slippery. Ice and snow make braking distances considerably longer. For that reason, the speed limits are also lowered for winter.

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Each year the UN releases a World Happiness Report showing which are the best countries to live in the world. 2020's version has seen Finland come out in the top spot again – that is for the fourth year running! Pipping countries like Denmark, Switzerland, and Iceland to the post, Finland has emerged triumphant once more. This is naturally an excellent result for the country and shows just what a great place it is to live.

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A survey commissioned by Pohjola Insurance indicates that people in Finland are currently dreaming of everyday things. In addition to spring cleaning, they have set their sights on a holiday at a cabin and doing something concrete with friends and family.

Pohjola Insurance commissioned a survey on the bucket lists people in Finland currently have. More than 70 per cent of their dreams this year have to do with wellbeing and a better life.

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Almost every finnish home has a sauna.

For Finland, winter is the longest season, lasting for roughly one hundred days in the southwestern region of the country and roughly two hundred days in Lapland. Close to the Arctic Circle, there are also of course polar nights which involve days of complete darkness. 

As a result of these cold and dark nights, Finns have adapted to indoor leisure over the centuries.

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Sofie Tidemand and Rasmus Serup founded HairLust in 2017

With its vegan and organic ingredients, HairLust is becoming one of the most popular hair care brands in Finland. The haircare brand offers everything you need to tame your tresses and protect against damaged and split ends. 

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As the coronavirus scourge continues to wreak havoc all over the world, millions of Finns have been forced to stay at home. As much fun as suddenly finding ourselves thrust into the apocalypse is, it stands to reason that we may need a little bit of inspiration regarding what to do with all our new-found free time, as with all these precautionary measures comes boredom.

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Players get covered in peat during the Swamp Soccer World Championships tournament in Hyrynsalmi, Finland on July 15, 2017 / screenshot from video / Lehtikuva

Finland is known for its long, cold winters, its beautiful landscape and its extensive welfare system. Furthermore, low corruption, high-levels of trust and an exemplary education system has led to what many now refer to as the roots of Finnish contentment

It will come as no surprise that Finland has once again topped the UN's 2020 World Happiness Report. At this point, the shock will arrive once it does not feature at the top of the list. The UN World Happiness Report is based on a variety of factors, including autonomy, equality, life expectancy and mental health.

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