Five Fascinating Facts About Finland

Some important things to know about this small Nordic nation

Black line drawing of an older, bald man wearing blue glasses with the Finnish flag on them.
A cartoon of Finland’s longest serving president (1956–1982) Urho Kekkonen. Image source.

I have lived in Finland for eleven years, after moving here aged twenty four. I’d like to share five fascinating facts about Finland which go beyond sauna , sisu and Santa Claus.

1. Finland is the Happiest Country in the World



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Chloe Wells

Chloe Wells


True crime and strange tales mostly. Top writer for the tag ‘Finland’.