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A: Kuopio Airport in Rissala, Siilinjärvi

by Janne, 3.6 km away

This is the check-in area of Rissala airport in Siilinjärvi. International Air Transport Association ...

Kuopio Airport in Rissala, Siilinjärvi

B: Kuopio Airport in Rissala, Siilinjärvi

by Janne, 3.6 km away

This is the luggage/customs area of Rissala airport in Siilinjärvi. International Air Transport Assoc...

Kuopio Airport in Rissala, Siilinjärvi

D: Arctic midnight

by Janne, 4.9 km away

At one o'clock in the night, it's midnight. Summer sky is still quite bright but some constellations ...

Arctic midnight

E: New lift bridge over Kallavesi

by Janne, 5.6 km away

The old bridge, colloquially known as "saksanseisoja" because it got stuck in upward position so ofte...

New lift bridge over Kallavesi

F: Kasurila

by Janne, 5.6 km away

These are the ski lifts of Kasurila ski resort in Siilinjärvi. The hill is called Kukkuri or Kasurila...

Kasurila

G: Jännevirran silta

by Janne, 5.7 km away

Built in 1951, the steel bridge of Jännevirta is now ready to be replaced by something more modern.

Jännevirran silta

H: Kallansillat

by Janne, 5.8 km away

27 bridges and 90 million euros are the main figures of this gigantic construction project at Kuopio'...

Kallansillat

I: Dusk at Kallansillat

by Janne, 6.8 km away

I was captured in road weather camera, check the picture.

Dusk at Kallansillat

J: Bus stop in Kasurila

by Janne, 7.0 km away

Bus stop in Kasurila

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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