Finnish immigrants bring the sauna to Minnesota

Sauna has been practiced for centuries in Finland, and Finnish immigrants to the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries did not want to leave sauna behind. Such was the case with the Barberg-Selvälä-Salmonson sauna in Cokato, Minnesota — the oldest savusauna, or smoke sauna, still existing in Minnesota and likely in the United States.

The place where no humans will tread for 100,000 years

In a few years, Finland will begin depositing spent nuclear fuel underground in Onkalo, where it will remain for millennia. Erika Benke describes her experience of visiting the site.

Helsinki: The City Where Life Happens Underground

From churches to art museums to swimming holes—Helsinki is full of wonderfully designed, thoughtful subterranean spaces. But why?

Why, yes! Finnish hobbyhorsing is a “thing”.

This year’s Finnish Hobbyhorse Championship was held in Seinäjoki, Finland. And a good time was held by all.