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Panorama's in de omgeving van Finland

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A: Pyha Frozen Chairlift

door Andrei Kuznetcov, 400 hier vandaan

Pyha Frozen Chairlift

B: Trees on the slope of mountain Pyhä in winter

door Victorina, 470 hier vandaan

Trees on the slope of mountain Pyhä in winter

C: Pyha Ski Slope

door Andrei Kuznetcov, 560 hier vandaan

Pyha Ski Slope

D: Pines in snow on the slope of Pyhä mountain

door Victorina, 790 hier vandaan

Pines in snow on the slope of Pyhä mountain

E: Winter forest of Lapland at night

door Victorina, 800 hier vandaan

Winter forest of Lapland at night

F: On the top of mountain Pyhä

door Victorina, 900 hier vandaan

On the top of mountain Pyhä

G: Fir-tree in frost on the top of mountain Pyhä

door Victorina, 940 hier vandaan

Fir-tree in frost on the top of mountain Pyhä

H: Isokuru

door Andrei Kuznetcov, 1.2 hier vandaan

Tunturiaapa nature trail

Isokuru

I: Pyhankasteen Lampi 2

door Andrei Kuznetcov, 1.2 hier vandaan

Tunturiaapa nature trail

Pyhankasteen Lampi 2

J: Pyhankasteen Lampi

door Andrei Kuznetcov, 1.4 hier vandaan

Tunturiaapa nature trail

Pyhankasteen Lampi

Dit panorama is genomen in Finland

Dit is een overzicht van 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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