Wife Carrying World Championships, Sonkajärvi, Finland: Participants in the wife carrying championships aim to win a relay race while carrying their wives. The winner receives their wife's weight in beer.

Wife Carrying World Championships, Sonkajärvi, Finland: Participants in the wife carrying championships aim to win a relay race while carrying their wives. The winner receives their wife's weight in beer.

Run for your life while carrying your wife in Finland. The aim for the man - to race to the finish ASAP. The aim for the woman - to berate him and complain about every tiny mistake he makes. When: July 5-6. Where: Sonkajarvi, Finland. #beforeyoureboring #bucketlist #dieselbucketlist

Run for your life while carrying your wife in Finland. The aim for the man - to race to the finish ASAP. The aim for the woman - to berate him and complain about every tiny mistake he makes. When: July 5-6. Where: Sonkajarvi, Finland. #beforeyoureboring #bucketlist #dieselbucketlist

Rapala fishing lure made in Finland 8 inches long 15.95

Rapala fishing lure made in Finland 8 inches long 15.95

Finnish Cucumber Salad from She's in the Kitchen

Finnish Cucumber Salad from She's in the Kitchen

Hirvi Finnish Kitchen Towels

Hirvi Finnish Kitchen Towels

Summer cottage - There are some 188,000 lakes in Finland, almost all have summer cottages beside them. Finns love nature, and they love the peace and quiet by their lakes, visiting their cottages most weekends in summer - and especially during the holiday month of July.

Summer cottage - There are some 188,000 lakes in Finland, almost all have summer cottages beside them. Finns love nature, and they love the peace and quiet by their lakes, visiting their cottages most weekends in summer - and especially during the holiday month of July.

The Finns have something they call sisu. It is a compound of bravado and bravery, of ferocity and tenacity, of the ability to keep fighting after most people would have quit, and to fight with the will to win. The Finns translate sisu as "the Finnish spirit" but it is a much more gutful word than that.

The Finns have something they call sisu. It is a compound of bravado and bravery, of ferocity and tenacity, of the ability to keep fighting after most people would have quit, and to fight with the will to win. The Finns translate sisu as "the Finnish spirit" but it is a much more gutful word than that.

Sauna = heaven for Finnish people

Sauna = heaven for Finnish people

Cooking Finland: Blueberry soup--blåbärssoppa--mustikkakeitto

Cooking Finland: Blueberry soup--blåbärssoppa--mustikkakeitto

Valio is one of the biggest companies in Finland.  Valio produces dairy products such as cheese, butter, yogurt and milk.

Valio is one of the biggest companies in Finland. Valio produces dairy products such as cheese, butter, yogurt and milk.

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