Finnish News in English

3 min readJan 12, 2021


Staying on top of things in Finland might be challenging especially if you're a foreigner with a language barrier! In this article we compiled a set of useful links that will keep you informed year round!

YLE — the Finnish Broadcasting Company
YLE is the government broadcasting network. All YLE TV and radio news broadcasts, along with TV shows and more, can be found at YLE’s online service Areena. However, The most convenient and modern way to receive news from YLE is through telegram:

You can also follow YLE News on Twitter and Facebook

  • YLE ‘newspaper’ in English on the Web:
    Available in English, ‘Easy Finnish’, Swedish, Russian, Sámi and Finnish Sign Language

YLE News in English schedule for Radio:

  • Available via FM, cable and webradio.
  • Radio news bulletins in English can be heard on
    YLE Radio 1 at 3.55 pm (3 min), Mon-Sun
    YLE Mondo at 3.30 pm (2 min 30 sec), Mon-Fri
    YLE Mondo at 3.29 pm (3 min 30 sec), Sat-Sun

YLE — All Points North
Weekly 30-minute podcast in English looking at the Finnish news and stories about Finland. Hosts and guests include foreign residents and non-Finns by birth, presenting issues from a perspective unique in Finnish news. Available on YLE Areena, Spotify, and subscription via iTunes.

Helsinki Times
Established in 2007, Helsinki Times is a weekly newspaper published in English. It is published on Thursdays and on sale at bookstores and kiosks. It is also available for subscription, and online (free).
Currently Helsinki Times has a cooperation agreement with Helsingin Sanomat on the publication of selected Helsingin Sanomat articles, translated from Finnish into English.

An independent site by Helsinki-based English/Finnish journalist Nicholas Anderson. FinnishNews covers news from and about Finland, with content, stories and columns about society, the environment and politics. FinnishNews has a strong Nordic viewpoint — one which respects democracy, the rule of law, and sustainable and transparent policies.

Daily Finland
Based in Rovaniemi, Lapland, this may be the world’s most Northerly newspaper! Daily Finland is published online, free, in newspaper format, and offers Finnish and global news in English. The paper operates under the ethos “Uphold credibility, professionalism and ethical norms of journalism, and never indulge false, fabricated or misleading information.”

Finland Today
News, Politics, Culture, Business, Lifestyle. “Finland Today brings you something different, we help you integrate; we bring you news beyond the ordinary news feed.”

Trade Union News from Finland
Don’t be fooled by the name; this is an interesting site! From 1997 Finnish journalist Juhani Artto provided reports on Finnish industrial relations and employment relationships in this comprehensive online newspaper. Heikki Jokinen took the helm in 2013, and Trade Union News from Finland remains a quality publication. For researchers in the field in particular, thise site is a gold mine. Juhani’s archives from 1997–2013 are still available.
Trade Union News from Finland




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