Topic: Interesting facts

The world’s 5 strangest saunas

The sauna is a place for relaxation in Finland and abroad, and one of everybody’s favorite parts of traveling to Finland (myself included). We can also see that saunas really are something that stretches “abroad”, as evidenced by the fact that sauna is the only Finnish word that has been widely adopted by other languages. Not long ago we saw the 3 types of Finnish…



Maps of Finland vs. Europe that you didn’t know about

A physical map of Finland is a useful thing, but it doesn’t tell you much about the people who live there. The maps of Finland shown in this article put the country into a European context, and are useful for knowing more about what goes on within its borders. Maps of Finland: genetics and more Let’s start with a couple of maps of Finland that…



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…



Types of Sauna in Finland

Even though I’m not in Finland these days, I do continue to have (and enjoy!) my weekly sauna. The saunas outside Finland are strange: people wear towels around their waists, you can’t throw water on the heated stones (there’s an electric system that does it automatically) and a lot of the time the temperature is lower than it should be. But is this a sauna?…



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