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A: Von Herzen Brothers

by Rami Saarikorpi, 10 meters away

Von Herzen Brothers

B: Ilosaarirock

by Rami Saarikorpi, 10 meters away

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C: Michael Monroe at Ilosaarirock 2013

by Rami Saarikorpi, 10 meters away

Michael Monroe at Ilosaarirock 2013

D: Tarot

by Rami Saarikorpi, 30 meters away

Tarot in Ilosaari rock 2010


E: Von Hertzen Brothers

by Rami Saarikorpi, 40 meters away

Von Hertzen Brothers at Ilosaarirock 2011

Von Hertzen Brothers

F: Amorphis

by Rami Saarikorpi, 40 meters away

Amorphis in Ilosaarirock 2010


G: Bad Religion Ilotulitus

by Rami Saarikorpi, 40 meters away

Bad Religion Ilotulitus

H: Vesterinen yhtyeineen

by Rami Saarikorpi, 40 meters away

Vesterinen yhtyeineen in Ilosaarirock 2010

Vesterinen yhtyeineen

I: Olavi Uusivirta

by Rami Saarikorpi, 40 meters away

Olavi Uusivirta in Iloraari rock 2010

Olavi Uusivirta

J: Eppu Normaali

by Rami Saarikorpi, 40 meters away

Eppu Normaali in Ilosaari rock 2010

Eppu Normaali

This panorama was taken in Joensuu, 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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