About Finland

Finland is a country of tens of thousands of lakes and islands with almost three quarters of the country covered in forests. The clear air and four seasons create opportunities for a variety of activities.


Finland is a northern European country located between Sweden and Russia. Finland has been a member of the European Union since 1995 and has a population of 5.5 million.

Finland has a very high standard of living with considerable investments in the education, social security and healthcare of its citizens. As a consequence, life in Finland is stable and secure and the Finnish are one of the most educated people in the world.

Finland is number one in the world in networked readiness and the country is a great place for dynamic businesses to flourish. Finland consistently ranks among the least corrupted countries in the world.

More than three-quarters of the country is covered by forest, so forest-based industries such as paper-making have traditionally formed a cornerstone of the economy. More recent business success stories are based on technological expertise, for example, in telecommunications and information technology