Finland could soon boast a full scale replica of the Titanic

Finland could soon boast a full scale replica of the Titanic. The 270m vessel will be surrounded by ice for much of the time but, unlike its ill-fated predecessor, will be in no danger – it will be on land!

Finnish businessman Toivo Sukari says the replica will be as true a copy of the original as possible, and will house a selection of luxury hotels and restaurants. The ‘ship’ will be built alongside a shopping centre in Kiiminki, nearly 400 miles north of Helsinki in the Oulu region of northern Finland.

It is hoped to start work on the Euro40 million project, which, says Mr Sukari, will attract tourists from around the world, later this year.