Educational Tour of Finland

Learn more about Finland

Thanks for visiting Project Finland, an educational – and fun! – interactive tour of Finland. It’s designed to help kids experience Finland’s society, culture and environment – and begin exploring how they can make the world a better place.

Developed by the government of Finland, Project Finland offers three exciting tours: Environment, Social Change and Global Connection. By showing how Finland has addressed these important issues, it provides a great starting point for your class to discuss these topics as well as learn about Finnish culture. The Project Finland has won The Golden Web Awards and the Dalton Pen Award.

Discover how Project Finland can work in your classes by reading our Educator’s Guide. It includes a complete overview of the site. Or you can visit our quick user tips section for a head start. Then give us your comments on the site and you could even win a chance to visit Finland yourself!

About Project Finland

First Lady Laura Bush has endorsed the Project Finland website as part of her initiative to promote reading and a better understanding of the world among American school children.

With education comes greater self-respect, and respect for others. With education comes greater understanding and acceptance. And a good education gives you the confidence and skills you need for a lifetime of learning and a lifetime of possibility. Through technology, you will be able to visit with other students anytime with just a click of a button. And as you work and learn together, I hope you will develop great friendships and a greater appreciation for the diversity that make our countries so special.”

Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States

Tips on Using Project Finland

Getting Started

Want to get started using Project Finland right away? Here’s a quick mini-guide that includes all the basics.

Navigating the Site

You and your students can choose from three tours, including “The Environment”, “Social Change”, and “Global Connection”. Each tour has five different sections; an entire tour takes 15-20 minutes and you can also just do individual sections.

The Environment
Social Change
Global Connection

Now that you know how Project Finland works, visit our site and try it out for yourself!

Playing the Game

Update: The game is not available at the moment. When students sign in, they get a virtual “backpack”. They’ll receive “badges” for these backpacks when they successfully complete quizzes at the end of each tour section. Moomin will also ask special bonus questions during each quiz; if they answer these questions correctly they can view video clips that tell more about the story of Moomin, the Project Finland Site Guide. To see their winnings, they can click their backpack at any time; videos can be accessed by clicking “Other Gear”.

Take Action

Our website includes resources and links that encourage students to apply what they’ve learned through Project Finland in the real world. Visit these pages to discover fun and educational activities you can do with your class.

More about Finland

Visit Finland

The new travel guide has been launched at the website. Discover amazing things to do, places to stay, budget tips and more, from the new tourist board:

Cost of Living

The FinlandPrices website is the most comprehensive source of information about cost of living in Finland available today. The data is based on government statistics and Finnish market research:

Spotted by Locals

Here you can find all the practical information you need on sightseeing, transport, accommodation, dining and entertainment in Finland.

Visit Finland: Official travel guide to Finland Largest lunch menu guide (in Finnish) Best spots for breakfast in Finland (in Finnish) Brunch is a mix of breakfast and lunch. Finns love brunches! Find where to have a brunch in Helsinki, Turku, Tampere and other cities (in Finnish)

Contact us

If you have any questions or suggestions related to the Project Finland website, please do not hesitate to contact us info

Site Credits

Embassy of Finland : Jukka Valtasaari, Teemu Tanner, Matti Anttonen, Kristiina Helenius, Merja Hodgson
Foreign Ministry of Finland: Raija Leppäjärvi, Yrjö Länsipuro, Risto Joki; Sophia Jansson, Oy Moomin Characters Ltd.; Sanna Aaltonen, University of Helsinki; Satu Himanen, Heli Mikkelä, Finnish Forest Research Institute;
Eija-Liisa Kasesniemi, Technical Researh Center of Finland;
Anja Kolehmainen, Matti Salmenperä, Tarja Kröger, Matti Salmenperä, Ministry of Labour;
Heikki Kotila, Ari Virtanen, National Technology Agency of Finland;
Esko Kuusisto, Veijo Miettinen, Finnish Environment Institute;
Ritva-Sini Merilampi, Petra Packalen, Ministry of Education;
Helena Niskanen, The Finnish Tourist Board;
Seppo Pukkila, Finnish Sauna Society;
Jenni Ristimäki, Design Forum Finland;
Nils Torvalds

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