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Front Of Salla

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Nearby images in Finland


A: Restaurant

by Jani Rantanen, 90 meters away


B: Ravintola1

by Jani Rantanen, 320 meters away


C: Salla Reindeer Park Lake3

by Jani Rantanen, 450 meters away

Salla Reindeer Park Lake3

D: Top Of Salla

by Jani Rantanen, 820 meters away

Top Of Salla

E: Salla Reindeer Park Lake

by Jani Rantanen, 1.3 km away

Salla Reindeer Park Lake

F: Salla Reindeer Park2

by Jani Rantanen, 1.4 km away

Salla Reindeer Park2

G: Salla Reindeer Park Lake2

by Jani Rantanen, 1.8 km away

Salla Reindeer Park Lake2

H: Salla Reindeer Park1

by Jani Rantanen, 1.8 km away

Salla Reindeer Park1

I: Salla The Hiidenkirnu

by Jani Rantanen, 14.0 km away

Salla The Hiidenkirnu

This panorama was taken in Finland

This is an overview of 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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