13 fun Finnish facts you probably don't know

Check out Finland's history, its geography, culture and language, and you'll soon see why many people consider it so weirdly wonderful. To give a tiny taster of its uniqueness, here are 13 fun Finnish facts which help explain some of the many reasons that make this Nordic country so special. 

 

 

 

 

7 comments

  • Before EU, the alcoholic beverages were highly taxes both in Finland and Sweden, so people would buy a round trip ticket on the ferry with the concept of drinking enough to pay for the ticket.

    Jaakko Talvitie
  • It’s easier to take Helsinki- Tallinn ferry and cheaper too.

    Mrs Yoff
  • Unfortunately slot machine fact is not that simple. Lots of ”charity” money goes to politicians and political youth clubs, so that politicians let the company market the games very aggressively. This has resulted to lots of gambling problems, and also suicides. Finland has very big gambling issue and this monopoly company is causing it.

    Arto
  • Yeah another Finn here also commenting on the cruise ship thing. Done that several times just to get drunk and get myself some cheap booze. Have not observed the views, nothing, just drinking inside the ship. Not proud of this but it is how it is. Oh and actually gotten out of the ship and made it to Stockholm maybe 50% of the times?

    Laura
  • For the Truth teller. I’m a Finn, I have been in Helsinki-Stockholm-Helsinki cruise several times. Every time just to drink booze and get cheap alcohol, and if possible, to visit Stockholm

    A Finn

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