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So are the Finns

Finns are warm, open, and sincere, although they may tell you the exact opposite.

If you've ever met a Finn, they may have told you that their compatriots are reserved. But do not worry, we are not taciturn bullies. Finns are talkative and hospitable, but the myth of the reserved Finn is still present even in Finland. And the Finns, with their sense of self-irony, are definitely the first to alert foreigners.

Here is an example of a Finnish joke: “An introverted Finn looks at his own shoes when talking to you; an extroverted Finn looks at your shoes. "


About Finland
About Finland
  • Somehow the Finns are a very strange people, and we secretly enjoy conveying this image of ourselves to others, even though it's not always true. A Finn may tell crazy stories with an impenetrable face, giggling inwardly, and continue until the story becomes too implausible. Joking around with someone (or even making fun of someone!) Is a Finnish way of saying "I like you". You could say that Finns are polite and sociable, but have a somewhat mischievous way of showing it.


  • Finns are not very good at small talk, and quiet moments in a conversation are not considered awkward. This silence just means that you have nothing significant to say to yourself. There is no need to fill in gaps in conversation with gossip. On the other hand, Finns are sincere - we mean what we say. "Let's go have a beer" - that means that sooner or later you will call the person you are talking to to meet for a beer, and that is exactly what is expected.

  • Finns are humble. Even if the northern lights dance across the sky right behind you, you will wonder why you would want to get to know Finland. “There's nothing to see here,” they say.

    Finns are masters of self-deprecating humor and regularly crack jokes about their shyness and reticence. “It's a playful awareness. In contrast to the stereotypes in many other countries, about which one is hesitant to joke, the Finns are very aware of their external image and do not take it too seriously, ”says New Yorker Chris Wlach.

    “I heard from my Finnish teacher and some friends that Finns are reserved, which was funny because, in my experience, they weren't at all,” he says.



  • When you are invited to a Finnish home, you will get to know Finns for who they really are. Nobody expects you to dress up, behave formally or anything like that - the word is casual. Finnish hospitality comes in the form of endless eating and drinking, and the more relaxed you are, the happier your host will be. It is on such occasions that the foundations of lifelong friendships are often laid.


  • There is nothing more Finnish than sauna; it is a lifestyle that is passed on from one generation to the next. In addition to purifying body and mind, the sauna was also the gateway to life in earlier times: women gave birth to children in the sauna, and if someone died, the body of the deceased was washed for the dead in the sauna. Finns are not the type of person who takes to the streets and demonstrates when something does not suit them, but restricting Finns' right to sauna - and you must never even try - would certainly lead to a revolt.


  • The Finnish summer is short - it only lasts about three months, but it is celebrated with even greater fervor. The number of events from large music festivals to small markets and folk festivals is simply impressive, and the white nights ensure that the night owls never run out of breath.


  • At some point in the Finnish summer, the time has come for every Finn to flee to the countryside. The best thing to do is to spend a holiday in a holiday home by the water, and you don't really do anything there - a little barbecue, a quick jump into the water and just lie in the sun. With sunshine around the clock, living in the summer house is the best way to recharge your batteries and leave the worries of everyday life far behind. Just being, that's the whole point and a wonderful feeling.


  • Spring in Finland is a wonderful time of year, especially in Lapland, in the north, where Finns go skiing in droves between February and May.
    The spring sun and ideal conditions are perfect for this mix of fun and sport, and winter sports resorts everywhere are full of smiling, relaxed people. It is said that Finns are born with skis on, but of course they can also have a wonderful party with them.


  • The Finns see themselves as cautious, but in most cases "calm" would be better. Quiet, however, only works well until you provide a Finn with a motorized vehicle - then the quiet is over.
    Finns like to think of themselves as the fastest nation in the world, and given the large number of Finnish rally and Formula One champions, this claim is not exactly an exaggeration.

    And because speed is in our blood, there are several driving safety schools in Finland where tourists can also put their skills to the test on icy roads.



  • In Finland nature is never far away and the Finns undoubtedly have a close bond with it. Moving away from civilization is very important and a long walk through the forest is an easy but wonderful way to recollect and to hear yourself think from time to time.


  • Finland is a country of extremes and contrasts - for example, cold, dark winters alternate with warm, light summers. For certain reasons, Finns need to emphasize this by swimming in icy water after visiting a steamy sauna. And if you think about it, these demanding living conditions have certainly contributed to the fact that the Finns love to push themselves to their limits. The reason for this is probably not at all clear to most Finns: We are just like that, no matter what.