All posts by Senni Pelkonen


What Finnishness is to me?


Finnish people are really proud of our nature, and I think it is really great because we should be proud of it.  We spend a lot of time in the nature. Going to the nature and the importance of it has been taught us since we were kids. Example by going to the forest for camping and hiking in a school. Nature is something that we respect and cherish.


We are ice hockey country definitely, when the world championship starts we go crazy. It has never been a question that are we football or icehockey country. Every year when the ice hockey world championship starts, people get together and watch the games together. Ice hockey is something that brings people together in Finland.


This is one of my favorite things about Finland. Everybody knows that Finland is very known from the sauna, but nobody knows how important it really is to very many finn. Including me. It is place where to enjoy company of friends or family, and it is also a place where you can be all by yourself.