Oguz Kaan Kısa · Jan. 30, 2021
Lately, Finland has attracted a lot of attention in the world with its education system and living standards. Of course, this is not the only reason why the whole world is interested. Entertainment and business opportunities, economy, acceptable population, nature and technology initiatives are also among the reasons to be preferred. So what are the interesting facts about Finland, the world's favorite country?
The name of this magnificent natural event in Finland is "midnight sun", that is "Midnight Sun". This event is actually a kind of natural phenomenon that takes place in the North and South polar circles. This natural phenomenon causes the sun not to set for 24 hours during the summer season in Finland and can last more than two months, especially in the Lapland region.
The Nokia brand that we all know well, was established in Finland in 1865 as a pulp mill. After these years, they turned towards different industries. Nokia has made great contributions to the mobile phone industry. On the other hand, Angry Birds and Linux, unrelated to Nokia, were also Finnish inventions.
Finns are quiet and calm people. When they meet someone, they are cold at first. But they are respectful, level, equitable and tolerant people. They avoid unnecessary talking. That's why they stay silent. They are punctual people and they keep their words.
Built between 1830 and 1852 by the Russian Tsar Nicholas I, Helsinki Cathedral is one of the symbols of the city. 500 thousand people come to visit this place every year. In addition, Helsinki, the capital of Finland, carries the best examples of Art Nouveau style architecture, influenced by classicism.
Finns have really interesting customs and traditions. Here are some interesting competitions: World Swamp Football Championship, Wife Carrying Championship, World Mobile Phone Throwing Championship, Ice Swimming Championship and Finnish Sauna World Championship.
The northern lights, known as Aurora Borealis, are clear that you can watch with the naked eye, especially in the Lapland region between September and March. This unique natural phenomenon that you can watch from sunset to dawn is an extraordinary experience that everyone should witness once in their lifetime. For those who want to watch the northern lights while they sleep, which can be viewed more than 200 nights a year, Finns have developed glass igloos.
In the Lapland area there is a house where Santa Claus allegedly lived. This house is open to visitors. The house has been recognized as the official house of Santa Claus since 2010.
Finland is also known as the "Land of Thousand Lakes". Because there are exactly 187,888 lakes in Finland. In addition, there are 179,888 Finnish islands.
Sauna has a completely different place in Finnish culture. There are more than 2 million saunas in Finland, which has a population of 5.5 million. Of course, don't think that there are 2 million SPA centers or private businesses for this. Since the sauna has an important place in this culture, there is a sauna everywhere from cargo ships to the parliament building.