With high standards of life and peculiar peoples, Finland will enthral you.
Finland is a large Scandinavian country, its landscape filled with natural beauty at every turn. Contrary to popular belief not everything is laden with snow and ice, even though sometimes it feels like that to outsiders. From tall mountain peaks looming in the distance to fairytale-like forests, the landscape is as varied as it gets. With lakes, windy yet calming sea shores, Finnish scenery is a marvel to look at.
Finnish cuisine is as unique as everything else in the country. With long culinary roots, Finnish food may have evolved but Finns are still hard to separate from their traditional food. And that’s no surprise as Finnish food is absolutely delicious. Finns have a knack for making peculiar dishes with seasonal produce, and their pastries are to die for. Fish is also a mainstay in their cuisine, but like everything else food-related, it’s unique and practically exclusive to Finland. While every type of food is readily accessible there, local food still has a kick that international food just does not.
Finland’s history is amazingly varied and local culture is its perfect reflection. There are few other nations like the Finnish, as they have a completely unique origin, and their actions are based on this. They’re calm and calculated people that put a strong emphasis on words, which is why Finland is known as a country that routinely avoids small talk.
Finns are also regarded as world-class athletes with numerous achievements in all sorts of sports, but art is also one of their strong suits, with excellent composers because of their natural affinity for music.
Much more than a snowy, silent wonderland, Finland’s nature is often misunderstood by foreigners. While it is a cold place, often and regularly to extremes, there’s a certain beauty that can barely be matched by any other country in the world.
Aurora Borealis is a common sight in Finland, one that’s always a wonder to look at, its many lakes, mountain peaks, and forests, are nothing else like many other similar places on the planet. But it’s not only the northern parts that are beautiful because the southern – and warmer regions – are locations filled with such gorgeousness that will make you not want to leave this country ever.