Feelings of a Finn

Finland is a beautiful northern country full of nature and free space for everyone. During everyday life in Finland, there are some feelings that aren’t so easy to understand, until you feel them by yourself. Those feelings may be weird, surprising or just funny, but you can experience them just because you’re living in Finland. Here are few examples of them:

– When you go outside of the town and feel the complete quietness

Sometimes it’s amusing to go to outside of a big city and realize that you are completely alone in there. There may be just tens of kilometers of road surrounded by forests until the next city.

Kuvahaun tulos haulle forest road finland

– When you feel it’s too cold outside

Sometimes during the coldest days of winter, you go outside from the door to the freezing air and get the instant feeling that you just want to turn around and go back inside.

Kuvahaun tulos haulle blizzard finland

– When you haven’t seen sunlight in a whole day

Sunlight in winter is not so easy to get if you’re not outside for a whole day. At the northern parts of Finland, the sun doesn’t even rise at all for few weeks in winter.

Kuvahaun tulos haulle sunset finland lapland

– When you go swimming in cold water after Sauna

When you go straight from 80 degree sauna to swim in a frozen lake and get that feeling when your heart pumps faster than ever before.

Kuvahaun tulos haulle ice swimming cottage finland

– When you like to eat something that doesn’t look so good outside

You may like to eat a black sausage made from pork and pig blood, which looks more like an ordinary sausage that has just been in a grill for a little too long. Or at Easter, you may get some ‘Mämmi’ as a dessert, which doesn’t look so tempting dish.

Kuvahaun tulos haulle black sausageKuvahaun tulos haulle mämmi

/Pauli Suurpää


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