Exploring Finnishness: A Journey into Finnish Culture, Lifestyle, and Identity

Welcome to the charming world of Finnishness - the happiest country in the world having unique cultures and customs that have a deep-rooted sense of identity. I will explore the heart of Finland in this blog post to experience and showcase the essence of Finnish values, culture, and way of life.

Sisu: The Finnish Spirit

If someone asks me that describe Finnish culture in one word, then my answer will be “sisu”. A word that represents resilience, determination, and perseverance in hard times. Finns are known for their shyness and never complaining behavior even in the toughest situation. In my opinion this quality has been developed in them over hundreds of years by harsh winters and harsh environments. Having long dark winters in which sun rarely shines, building themselves from the scratch and facing some unavoidable challenges, the Finnish spirit of sisu shines brightly in Finns, inspiring them to overcome obstacles with a positive attitude.

Sauna Culture: A Finnish Tradition

Writing about Finnishness would not be complete without acknowledging the love of Finns for sauna tradition. Saunas are not only places to get comfy and relax for Finns; they are part of a sacred tradition which is followed strictly. Saunas have been used for centuries as warm gathering places with loved ones to relax, heal, and re-establish their connection to the natural world.

Effortless Mobility: Finland’s Transport Networks

Finland has a well-integrated public transportation system that includes ships, trains, trams, and buses. Cities such as Tampere and Helsinki are known for their excellent public transport, which makes it convenient for residents and visitors to explore. Finland has a strong cycling culture having separate bike lane. Cycling is a reliable and environmentally safe way to explore Finland’s amazing landscapes, whether you’re exploring the country daily or taking leisurely rides in the open air.

The Finnish Education System: Excellence through Equality

Unlike traditional systems that just focus on academic achievement, Finland’s approach emphasizes personal and professional development and learning. Kids develop core skills like creativity, critical thinking, and teamwork via engaging activities and outdoor experiences. Teachers in Finland are highly skilled, well-respected professionals who value autonomy in the classroom.



Nature Connection: Finland’s Playground

Finnishness reflects a deep appreciation for the wilderness that defines the Finnish landscape being so close to the nature. Outdoor enthusiasts who are looking for peace and comfort can put their mind at ease while surrounding themselves in lush green forests and crystal-clear lakes. Finns have a string connection to their typical surroundings, whether they are collecting wild berries, hiking along beautiful trails, or simply enjoying the peace and quiet of the outdoors.

Fall colors and old factory building of red brick on embankments channel of rapids Tammerkoski. Tampere, Finland


In conclusion, Finnishness is more than just a concept – it’s a way of life, a celebration of resilience, nature, and community. Being involved in the Finnish culture, you may discover the true essence of Finnishness – a spirit as resilient and everlasting as the country itself.

Tervetuloa Suomeen – Welcome to Finland



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