Suomi – Finland
Total Area: 338,145 km2 of which 10% water over 70% forest
Maximun length 1160 km
Maximun width 540 km
Neighbouring countries Sweden, Norway and Russia
Language: Finnish 93%, Swedish 6%, Sami (about 1700 people)
Influences from both the East and the West are evident in everyday
Architecture, cuisine, design, customs and even street slang.
All bare evidence of a past under Russian and Swedish rule.
Situated by the Baltic Sea, Helsinki’s shoreline is about 100 km long and has about 300 islands.
In Finland we have 200,000 lakes, half a million cottages and one midnight sun.
It is an honour to be invited to a Finnish sauna.
The best saunas can be found in summer cottages.
Summer Temperature: +15°C – +25°C
Duration: Around 90 days
Appr. 80 % of Finland is covered with forest.
In Lapland you will find 203,000 reindeer
183,000 inhabitants 200 nights/year Northern Lights
6 national parks
1 Santa Claus (the one and only)
In Lapland, the Midnight Sun makes up for the light deprived by the Polar Night during the winter. At the Arctic Circle, where Lapland’s capital Rovaniemi lies, the Midnight Sun graces the horizon from early June until early July. In Nuorgam, Finland’s northernmost tip, the sun stays up for more than 70 days.
Snow is guaranteed in Finnish Lapland.
It stays on the ground for up to 6 months a year.