Sauna! (in this pic, smoke sauna even)

In Finland saunas are a way of life. In a country of roughly 5 million people you will find million saunas.

Wild strawberries taste like anything else in the world.

Wild strawberries remind me of childhood and they taste like little pieces of Heaven!

Summer cottage - Finns have more than 100.000 lakes, and plenty of summer cottages.

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

Santa Claus lives in Finland! Did you know that... I bet not!

Santa Claus lives in Finland! This I know to be true as I met him at the Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi , Arctic Circle. Psst, you can find him too at 66 degrees, 32 minutes, 35 seconds

The poster for the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki was the Paavo Nurmi poster that was created for the 1940 Games, which were never held because of the Second World War. It was just updated with the dates and the lines around the country, drawn in red on a globe in the background.  photo credit: extranet.narc.fi

Helsinki, Finland The Games were cancelled due to the outbreak of World War II. Helsinki eventually held the 1952 Summer Olympics.

In an easy version - the Declaration of Peace for Christmas time. The old laws were supposed to guarantee everyone Christmas peace from Christmas Eve until the end of Christmastide on St Knut's Day.

In an easy version - the Declaration of Peace for Christmas time. The old laws were supposed to guarantee everyone Christmas peace from Christmas Eve until the end of Christmastide on St Knut's Day.

Finnair

Finnair from Finland.


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