How to choose a Finland T-shirt that's perfect for you

To share the wonders of the small Nordic nation of Finland, we at Very Finnish Problems have put together a list of our favourite Finnish traits that have inspired our T-shirt range.

Finland T-shirts for coffee lovers

Each Finn gets through an average of 12 kilograms of java a year, making them the biggest coffee drinkers on earth. In fact, an average Finn drinks about 7 to 8 cups a day, and can get a cup of Joe at supermarkets, petrol stations, fast food joints and even at the post office. Their obsession with caffeine most likely began as a way to get through the famously dark and cold Nordic winters. When it's pitch dark and minus 20 degrees Celsius outside, a cup of coffee really takes the edge off. Finns even have words for a long list of various coffee occasions. You've got the everyday ones like aamukahvi (morning coffee) and päiväkahvi (day coffee), and then there are the words only the most experienced caffeine addict could dream up. Saunakahvi (sauna coffee) läksiäiskahvit (farewell coffee). There's even a name for a cup of coffee enjoyed after winning a sporting medal (mitalikahvit) and one consumed after voting in an election (vaalikahvit) If you like coffee, you'll absolutely love Finland.

Finland T-shirts for forest lovers

With 22 billion trees covering 74.2% of the land, Finland is the most forested country in Europe. We could even say that Finland literally is one big forest. Helsinki, one of Europe's youngest capitals, is an exciting and cultured city, where you'll find an amazing range of architecture from Neoclassical, to modern and everything in between. It's home to the highest concentration of Jugendstil and National Romantic style buildings, tons of interesting museums, and lots of cool bars and trendy restaurants. But even here, a relaxing woodland trail is never far away. So if you think trees are tremendous, maybe you should book a flight to Finland.

Finland T-shirts for silence lovers and introverts

An abundance of nature combined with a small population makes Finland an ideal place for silence seekers and introverts. Here, quiet time is valued greatly, and many Finns even report having trouble finding enough of it in other countries. They aren't too big on small talk either, as anyone who's tried starting a conversation with a random Finn knows well. But we can learn a lot from the Finnish people. In a world where everything beeps, flashes and pings, it does us good to cut out the noise for a few hours. After all, silence boosts creativity, relaxes the mind, helps us organize our thoughts, and gives us some much-needed downtime. In terms of value, silence really is golden. But that doesn't mean it needs to be rare.

Finland T-shirts for social distancing lovers

When the World Health Organisation informed Finns to stand two meters apart during the COVID-19 pandemic, many of them had to move closer to meet the guidelines. Yes, Finns are as famous for their love of space as they are for Nokia and Santa Claus. Thankfully, it looks like the COVID fiasco is coming to an end, but does this also have to mean an end to personal space? We don't think so, and neither do the good people of Finland. To keep social distancing practices alive and well, we've made some T-shirts to keep you safe, stylish and socially distant. Wearing this bold statement may keep us cold and flu free for years.

Finland T-shirts for winter lovers

Winter is an underrated season. In Finland, winter can be as fun as summer. It's the time for ice swimming, sledging, skiing, skating, saunas and keeping warm with a few strong drinks. You won't get palm trees, year-round sunbathing or sultry nights out on the town in Helsinki, but you'll definitely have a great time. Here at Very Finnish Problems, we don't think paradise has to be hot, and we'll take snow over sand any day of the year. So, if like us, you think winter is wonderful, check out some of our cool T-shirts and show the chilly season some warmth.

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