Finnish Misc Things

Sauna! (in this pic, smoke sauna even)

Sauna! (in this pic, smoke sauna even)

Wild strawberries taste like anything else in the world.

Wild strawberries taste like anything else in the world.

... and his own stamp.

... and his own stamp.

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

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

Lingonberries (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) grow everywhere! You can make delicious jam from them.

Lingonberries (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) grow everywhere! You can make delicious jam from them.

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

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

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

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

Santa Claus has his own airplane... how else?!

Santa Claus has his own airplane... how else?!

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.

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