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Finland

Home of Santa Claus and the happiest people in the world, according to the World Happiness Report, Finland is one of the greenest countries in Europe. Wildlife and forests are two distinguishing and highly underrated features of Finland, often buried under the beauty of the midnight sun and the northern lights. The country is known as “the land of thousand lakes”, containing around 187,888 lakes country wide. It features over 3 million saunas that can be easily accessed, in fact Finland has more saunas than they have cars! Finnish modern architecture employs a "neoplastic" use of space that emerges directly from the function and surroundings of building structures. Despite the notable innovations of the twentieth century, much of the national architectural identity resides in older buildings that have achieved an iconic status overtime.
  • Finland has an annual Day for Failure every October 13th
  • Finland hosts the World Championship for many esoteric sports such as mosquito hunting, wife carrying and mobile phone throwing
  • There are no people living below the poverty line in Finland
  • Finland currently owns the title of the best pizza in the world, beating Italy with their famous “Pizza Berlusconi”. The secret ingredient? Smoked reindeer.
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Signature Moments
  • Meeting the real Santa
  • Sweating it out in a steaming Sauna
  • Riding a sleigh pulled by reindeer
  • Tasting salmiakki, a Finnish liquorice delicacy
  • Photographing Helsinki’s impressive churches

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