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About Finland

Information on Finnish geography, climate, currency and language

Finland is a wonderful country for outdoor and nature experiences - an incredible 86% of the country is covered in forest and there are more than 187,000 lakes! Finland also has a rich biodiversity with over 60 native mammal species and is one of the best places in the Nordic countries to see bears.


Finnish Sauna

The word sauna (pronounced "sauwnah") comes from Finnish, and sauna forms a very important part of Finnish culture. Read more in our blog article on Sauna in Finland.

Weather and Climate

Avg. temp deg C/Hrs daylight January July
Helsinki (south) -4 deg daytime (-9 deg nighttime)/7 hours 23 deg daytime (15 deg nighttime)/18 hours
Kajaani (middle) -9 deg daytime (-17 deg nighttime)/5 hours 21 deg daytime (12 deg nighttime)/21 hours
Inari (north) -11 deg daytime (-19 deg nighttime)/0 hours 19 deg daytime (11 deg nightime)/24 hours

Driving and Public Transport in Finland




Finnish in 30 Seconds
English Finnish Pronunciation
Hello Hei! hay
Good morning Hyvää huomenta hivveh hormenta
Good night Hyvää yötä hivveh yurta
Goodbye Hyvästi hivesti
Thank you Kiitos keytoss
Thank you very much Kiitos paljon keytoss palyon
How are you? Well, thanks. Mitä kuuluu? Kiitos hyvin. meetah cooloo? keytoss hivvin
My name is... Nimeni on... nimmeny on...
Nice to meet you Hauska tavata howshka tavatta

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