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Lightneer’s Peter Vesterbacka and some of the characters from ‘Big Bang Legends’.

Given how notoriously reserved the Finns are, it is highly possible you may not know just how successful their gaming sector is. But even they can’t h(...)

Family with children riding husky dogs sledge in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland

To many, the Nordic countries have come to represent a near-mythical paradise of gender equality and family harmony, where legions of happy fathers pu(...)

Ireland comes in fourth place behind Israel, the US and Sweden in terms of capital invested per capita in technology in Atomico research. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland has the fastest growing IT worker population in Europe, but the United Kingdom remains the leading destination for tech talent despite Brexit,(...)

Attendees of  Slush  working  in privacy pods during the   event in Helsinki, Finland,  in 2016.  Photograph:  Getty Images

It may not be as big as Web Summit, and the location certainly isn’t as balmy as Lisbon, but Slush, a Finnish tech conference which gets under way on (...)

Flour ground from dried crickets and crickets in jars, for the first mass-delivered bread made from insects, at the Finnish food company Fazer bakery in Helsinki on Thursday. Photograph: Attila Cser/Reuters

Finnish bakery and food service company Fazer launched on Thursday what it said was the world’s first insect-based bread to be offered to consumers in(...)

Torremolinos beach, Costa del Sol – take a two-week break in January for  €635

Two weeks in the four-star Sol Principe from €635pps Run away from the New Year madness and spend two weeks in January on the Costa del Sol. Over 50s (...)

The wreckage of a military near railway tracks after the crash. Photograph: Markku Ulander/Lehtikuva via AP

At least four people have been killed in a train crash in southern Finland, police said. The crash happened early on Thursday in Raseborg, about 53 m(...)

The Nyhavn neighbourhood, which was originally a busy commercial port, is now a pretty neighbourhood filled with waterside bars and restaurants.

Copenhagen. A capital city crammed with culture. A city of sophistication. Of calm. Of cyclists. And for one weekend only next month, it will be host (...)

Early ski deals include free skis and boots, or 50% off lift passes

Book early for free skis and boots in France and Andorra Ski season is coming up and the best deals are booked in advance. Directski will be offering (...)

Copenhagen, Denmark has been named the most bike-friendly city in the world for the second year running. Photograph: Getty Images

There is something thrilling about using a bicycle to explore a new city. Street life seems more vibrant as you whizz past the crowds and down side st(...)

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