Finnishness for me

Introverted and quiet

If I have to describe the main personality trait in a Finn, it would probably be introverted and fairly quiet. People talk here when they have something to say. There is no chit chat, no pointless banter. silence is golden in here. The lack of small talk reflects to our speaking. If you ask something you better be prepared for straight answer.

All in all, we like our silence but a Finn can also be very talkative and outgoing when you really get to know them. The better you know them the more outgoing they will become.

 

Coffee culture

Finns are the biggest coffee drinkers in the world. When you look at the consumption of coffee per capita, there we are, – right at the top of the list. It’s not like our country is situated even remotely close to an area where it would be possible to grow coffee beans. But still, we consume about 12 kilos of coffee a year, per capita. I guess that has something to do with our dark and cold winter time.

Coffee is so important to us Finns that we have a legitimate coffee break officially added to our work days.

In Finland, we have lots of different kind of coffee houses. I think that a good coffee house is a place you don’t mind spending hours tucked away studying on your laptop hiding from the frosty winter air or just spending time with your friends. It´s not always all about the coffee itself. It´s also about the atmosphere and the company the time you enjoy it.

 

The archipelago

 If you are into sailing or boating and you have not yet been to Finland, there is a unique sailing experience just waiting for you.

Finland is referred to as the land of the thousand lakes, but that is a serious understatement. Finland has 180.000 lakes and almost as many islands. Just the Archipelago Sea alone has about 40.000 islands.

Even though the best thing about the archipelago is its nature, there is also no shortage of cultural offerings here. There are countless old stone churches, nature trails, excellent museums, outstanding hotels, cosy cafés, village shops and fine dining establishments.

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