Pyhankasteen Lampi 2
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Pyhankasteen Lampi 2

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Tunturiaapa nature trail

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Imágenes cercanas en Finland

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A: Pyhankasteen Lampi

por Andrei Kuznetcov, 130 metros de distancia

Tunturiaapa nature trail

Pyhankasteen Lampi

B: Isokuru

por Andrei Kuznetcov, 150 metros de distancia

Tunturiaapa nature trail

Isokuru

C: Pyha Frozen Chairlift

por Andrei Kuznetcov, 940 metros de distancia

Pyha Frozen Chairlift

D: Winter forest of Lapland at night

por Victorina, a 1.1 km.

Winter forest of Lapland at night

F: Pyha Ski Slope 2

por Andrei Kuznetcov, a 1.2 km.

Pyha Ski Slope 2

G: On the top of mountain Pyhä

por Victorina, a 1.3 km.

On the top of mountain Pyhä

Este panorama fue tomado en Finland

Esta es una vista general de Finland

Finland is the jam. It came from an exploding egg, the egg of a water bird, the top half of which you can still see in the shape of the starry canopy that hangs over the earth.

Finland is the most sparsely-populated country in the EU with only 5 million people. It's also been ranked the second most stable country in the world, after Norway.

Historically, Finland has been a part of Sweden and later, Russia. It was an autonomous Grand Duchy during the Russian Empire's reign and lasted as such until their declaration of independence in 1917. Subsequently Finland survived a civil war and wars against both Russia and Nazi Germany to eventually settle down as an EU member circa 1955.

Finnish language is cool, it's totally unrelated to the whole Latin-root thing. Its closest relative is Hungarian. Linguistic historians estimate that it came from northern central Russia from 3000BC.

If you're in Helsinki, the museum at Suomenlinna has some interesting bunkers and military wreckage, including a submarine!

Caught on camera! Here's your long-awaited proof. Santa Claus comes from Finland.

Apart from Lappland, the other thing most people are familiar with out of Finland is aquavite. Literally it translates to "water of life" but it may make you feel more like you are dying when it hits your throat.

Text by Steve Smith.

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