Whether you’re curious about travel-beyond-tourism in Finland, are looking to expand your start-up or business, or are just curious to know how Finland has become one of the most successful and happiest countries in the world (#1 in the 2018 Index of Happiness), there is something here for you.
Karjalanpiirakka! Leipäjuusto! Ruisleipä! NOM! NOM! NOM! If you’re going to Finland, you’re in for an foodie’s adventure. Even if you’re not going to Finland, you can enjoy creating traditional Finnish food right at home. Simple and fresh.
Finnish is an official language of Finland but is also spoken in Scandinavia, Russia, Brazil, Canada, and the United States. Learn more about Suomen kieli and its various dialects, and the opportunities there are to study the language and Finn culture in Finland!
Sure, saunas exist in other cultures. But, it is in Finland that the sauna has become entwined into the national culture. The sauna is a place of health, cleanliness and pureness. There are an estimated two million saunas in Finland (with a population of 5.3 million!). If you want to get to understand Finnish culture, you’ll have to understand “sauna culture”.
The evolution of almost all of Finland’s cultural institutions – be it theater and opera, literature or music, in art and architecture – have involved and been inspired by Finland’s nationalist enthusiasm. Embrace the arts, music, theater and dance and become more aware of the individuality and importance of Finland’s contributions to world culture.