New Moomin museum opens in Finland

Tove Jansson never took her family of fairytale characters too seriously, but they now have their own museum in Tampere, attracting Moomins fans from around the world

Fetish for facades: the symmetry of Helsinki’s architecture – in pictures

Helsinki photographer Kristo Vedenoja captures the colourful mix of architectural styles in Finland’s capital on Instagram, one square at a time

20 of the best holiday cottages and cabins in Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Denmark

Make the most of Scandinavia’s lakes, hills, forests and pristine nature with this pick of self-catering cottages and cabins

Welcome to the world of travel

Firstly, the musician and maker of Reggae Reggae sauce, Levi Roots, lists the best experiences in his homeland,

Secondly the Finnish Aland Islands are a lovely destination during the White Nights of summer

Thirdly, France’s secret riviera near Narbonne.

How to become a world champion

In a similar spirit to my books, 40 Humourous British Traditions, and, Sports the Olympics Forgot, here are ten silly ways to become a world champion