Rent a Finn

Fri 22nd May, 2020 – Sun 28th June, 2020
Pick up some tips from the world’s happiest people with this new initiative. (You might even get your own Virtual Happiness Guide.)

Finland is considered (by the UN) as the world’s happiest country. And while it might be a while before we can visit its smiley folk, Visit Finland has launched a new virtual initiative – Rent a Finn – to give us a taste of the good life.

Six down-to-earth Finns (aka Virtual Happiness Guides) will host serotonin-boosting live-streamed sessions in May and June.

Do some crafting and crocheting on May 22; tag along on a sailing expedition with an outdoor enthusiast on May 29; learn to cook (with wild herbs) on June 1, with Michelin-starred Finish chef Sasu Laukkonen; and tour the charming village of Mathildedal on June 12. Watch all the livestreams back here.

You can also apply for a 15-minute, one-on-one session with one of the Virtual Happiness Guides from June 22 to 28. The sessions will happen via Microsoft Teams, Google Hangouts or Skype; request a booking here by June 7.

When applying you can choose a theme to guide your session, such as “Relax With a Finn”, “Eat With a Finn” or “Stay Active With a Finn”.

More information here.