Finland

Tips and Articles in Finland

Just what is it with Scandinavians?Blessed with an innate neophilia, they embrace the avant-garde with uncanny ease. Provocative forms and ideas are seldom dismissed as "too much"—hell, they'll take two for the living room and one for the parlor. ...
Before I went to Finland, I considered saunas to be no more than mildly pleasurable aspects of health clubs and hotels. Then a Finnish friend (and sauna addict) took me to Haikko Manor, a modern spa and conference center grouped around a grand Neo...
VIENNA AUSTRIA $236 At the 16th-century Hotel König von Ungarn (10 Schulerstrasse; 43-1/515-840; www.kvu.at; breakfast included), just a short walk from St. Stephen's Cathedral, gilded mirrors, boldly graphic wallpaper, and ch...
I just want to get to Lapland before the art melts. This is why, although Montreal is enjoying its most grotesque winter in three decades, I am departing for the Arctic Circle. The Snow Show, which was staged last winter in Finnish Lapland, is by ...
In 1951, House Beautiful proclaimed a leaf-shaped plywood platter by Finnish designer Tapio Wirkkala "the most beautiful object in the world." With its endless, irregular layers of ply curving out from a bisecting vein, Wirkkala's platter doesn't ...
Book now to get a seat at one of these four European newcomers—their names will be on everyone's lips in the coming months. TURANDOT, MOSCOWCrystal chandeliers, gold-leaf trim—it's Versailles writ red at this 475-seat pan-Asian restaurant near ...
See our slideshow of the World’s Strangest Sports. It takes nerves of steel to ride India’s Wall of Death. In fact, it takes gumption just to watch cars and motorcycles swirling on the walls of a 30-foot diameter, near-vertical barrel. For the dr...
Mexico At midnight, those who hope to travel run in and out of the front door 12 times, suitcase in hand. Philippines Villagers bang loudly on pots and pans to drive out evil spirits. Brazil Clans who live on the coast jump seven waves and...