They claim they are the happiest people alive, the Finnish people. First, Finland is the best place in the world where you can see the northern lights (also called the Aurora Borealis). Probably the most magical thing you will ever experience and the best chance to see the northern lights is during wintertime. During the winter it can be very cold in Finland, which is great to practice winter sports. The season starts in September and lasts approximately until May. Besides that, Finland has the most forests and lakes of Europe. Fun fact, Finland has around 188.000 lakes. Sounds good right? When going to Finland, you will be surrounded by nature. To take a hike in nature, you can walk everywhere freely. That is a national right that people in Finland have. During the winter it can be very cold in Finland, which is great to practice winter sports. Finland is overall a very safe country to live in, according to an investigation where they measured the safety in Finland.
The Finnish cuisine has a lot to offer. Fish and meat play a prominent role in Finnish cuisine. Some typical dishes are ‘Karjalanpiirakka’, ‘Leipäjuusto’ and ‘Kalakukko’. Karjalanpiirakka is a pie made of rice and topped with egg butter. It is mostly eaten for breakfast or as a snack. Leipäjuusto is a pie made of overcooked cheese and bread. It is usually served with jam on top. Kalakukko is a pie with fish inside and the outside is made of rye bread.
Finnish people are the happiest inhabitants alive. This was shown during the release of the ‘World Happiness Report 2019’. The author states that helping other people, if you have the chance, makes you feel like a better human. Finnish people state they donate regularly to charities, which explains why they are happy. They are also down to earth, because of the clean nature and the good facilities they have in their country.
- Finland is part of the EU, so there is free traffic of goods.
- There is a VAT percentage on goods of 0%.
- The Finnish currency is the Euro.
Historical famous business people
Fredrik Idestam, Rabbe Grönblom.