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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Finland

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A: Linnansaari national park. saimaa lake. finland

di luis davilla, meno di 10 metri di distanza

Linnansaari national park. saimaa lake. finland

B: Ryönäkosken taukopaikka

di Tatu, 23.7 km di distanza

Ryönäkosken taukopaikka

C: Sahinsuvanto, Sahinjoki

di Tatu, 25.7 km di distanza

Sahinsuvanto, Sahinjoki

D: Oinosenmäki radar station, Kuopio

di Janne, 25.7 km di distanza

We were there to photograph some northern lights. Oinosenmäki is a 283 meters high hill and there's t...

Oinosenmäki radar station, Kuopio

E: Oinosenmäki after a storm, Kuopio

di Janne, 25.7 km di distanza

Storm clouds are dissipating. Photographers are phographing the small mist puffs that are forming on ...

Oinosenmäki after a storm, Kuopio

F: Lammasjärven laavu

di Tatu, 26.2 km di distanza

Lammasjärven laavu

G: Graveyard

di Ville Miettinen, 26.7 km di distanza

Rautalampi's graveyard.

Graveyard

H: Tervastulet

di Tatu, 27.0 km di distanza

Tervastulet

I: Järvienmäki, Haminalahti

di Tatu, 31.9 km di distanza

Järvienmäki, Haminalahti

J: Haminalahti

di Ville Miettinen, 33.2 km di distanza

Haminalahti at Kuopio, Finland.

Haminalahti

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Finland

Questa è una vista generale di 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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