Tag: #Finnishness #Finland #Culture

We Finns - Mikko Louhimaa

In this blog post I ponder Finnishness from the perspective of its social dynamics and the contrast between its modesty and appeal. I address the question of why Finns keep coming back to Finland from travelling or living abroad.


First words to come to mind when thinking about 'Finnishness' is nature, snow, sauna, salmiakki, vodka, coffee (it may come as a surprise for some that Finnish people consume the most coffee in the world) and of course, ice hockey.

A quiet country!

Quiet, Introverted, and Rational ... are the features that cannot be left out when I describe the Finnish personality. For me, however, these features come back with a positive status, a unique personal color that belongs only to the Finnish people.