Flooding Siilinjoki
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Flooding Siilinjoki

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Siilinjoki river at its fullest. In the upstream is visible old mill.

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Images à proximité de Finland

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A: Wooden bridge over Siilinjoki

Par Janne, à 170 mètres

This is old wooden bridge that crosses the river Siilinjoki. You can see the newer concrete bridge be...

Wooden bridge over Siilinjoki

B: Underpass on truck

Par Janne, à 170 mètres

Underpass on  truck

D: Noctilucent clouds 03-08-2010

Par Janne, à 220 mètres

Noctilucent clouds 03-08-2010

G: Kids playing indoor soccer

Par Janne, à 280 mètres

Kids playing indoor soccer

H: Noctilucent clouds 03-08-2010 II

Par Janne, à 290 mètres

Noctilucent clouds 03-08-2010 II

I: Nocturnal Moon halo over Sahara ice hockey rink, Siilinjärvi

Par Janne, à 300 mètres

This is the empty and darkened ice hockey rink in Sahara, Siilinjärvi. I don't know if the name "Saha...

Nocturnal Moon halo over Sahara ice hockey rink, Siilinjärvi

J: Aurora borealis midst the light pollution

Par Janne, à 300 mètres

I've heard that there was a quite colourful show of these lights couple of nights ago. Of course it w...

Aurora borealis midst the light pollution

Ce panorama é été pris à Finland

Ceci est un aperçu 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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