Finnish Culture

Finnish coffee culture – Lifecycle of coffee addicted Finns – Scandinavian Travel Article

Finnish coffee culture – Lifecycle of coffee addicted Finns If there are two things that are sacred to us Finns, they must be sauna and coffee (not combined, though). Coffee belongs to most of the situations in a Finn’s life. Whether it’s about joy or sorrow, home or work, spending time with family and friends, waiting for the bus, sitting by a campfire or a first date – there has to be coffee. As we all know, communication between us Finns…

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Sebastian’s trip to Finnish nature and cottage culture. – Scandinavian Travel Article

Sebastian’s trip to Finnish nature and cottage culture. This is the story of Sebastian’s journey to Finland and our wonderful culture where nature and spending time in summer cottages are essential . Straight after arriving in Helsinki we got our rental car and drove north. Ahead of us was a 10 day journey through the southern part of Finland. My expectations of this beautiful country were fulfilled immediately after leaving the city and entering the remote nature of Finland. We…

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Silent People – speechless yet not voiceless – Scandinavian Travel Article

Silent People – speechless yet not voiceless Almost one thousand peat headed figures stand in complete silence at the edge of the forest. Stormy wind is blowing far from the Arctic Ocean, fluttering the golden hay hair of these soulless characters. The wooden bodies are covered with different kinds of winter gear, and the arms of the coats are wobbling rhythmically with the gust. When the summer comes, this mute crowd will transform their…

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Tasty and Traditional – A Small Guide for Celebrating Christmas in Finland – Finland Travel Article

Tasty and Traditional – A Small Guide for Celebrating Christmas in Finland Despite the modern times we live in, Christmas in Finland is all about traditions that have been passed down through generations. Unlike most Christian countries where Christmas Day, December 25th, is the primary day of the Christmas celebrations, Finnish families traditionally gather together for festivities on Christmas Eve, December 24th. It’s also the day when the most famous person living in Finland, Santa Claus, visits well-behaved Finnish children…

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