Category: Finnish people

What makes a Finn happy? These 10 things

There was, a long time ago, a website called “Virtual Finland” in Spanish. I used to check it out before going to Finland in order to get to know the country and the Finns themselves better: I wanted to be prepared. The website doesn’t exist anymore, but thanks to this article (SPA) I found out the 10 things that make a Finn happy. A couple…



The 12 favorite Finnish words of Finnish poets

After the good reception of the post “The 10 things that make a Finn happy” on both the English and Spanish version of Big in Finland, I became interested in writing a similar post. The closest thing I found is a list of the 12 favorite Finnish words , chosen by Finnish poets (original here). Finnish words on a scrabble board. None of the 12…



Tips for Traveling to Finland

A very popular post on Big in Finland in Spanish is the one that showcases tips for traveling to Finland. And for all of you who are interested in the topic but don’t speak Cervantes’ language, here they come in English. Without further ado: Tips for Traveling to Finland 1. Climate Sun in Helsinki. One of the questions to ask yourself while planning a trip…



Security of your personal belongings in Finland: total

A recent study explaining that you’ll get your wallet back 9 out of 10 times if you lose it in Helsinki, reminded me of this topic. Perceived security in Finland One of the things that surprised us most when we arrived in Finland is the perceived security on the streets. Walking on the streets of Joensuu, you’ll never feel unsafe. You can even do things…



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