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Super summer in Suomi

Do you think that your best summer vacation is in the south? If so, I will try to explain you why the summer rest in Finland is my perfect holiday variant + what is Finnish rule of “five S”.

S № 1 – Suomi. It is the name of Finland in Finnish. There is always something interesting to watch in Suomi. And its capital Helsinki is a wonderful city; its main places of interest are situated within walking distance/a few tram stops.

Finnish nature and the environment deserve the most enthusiastic comments. There are a lot of lakes with cleanest water, virtually untouched nature, silence, fresh air.

As for safety, according to the ranking given in the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report, Finland is the safest country in the world.

S № 2 – sauna. Many people know that, it is one of the essential parts of Finnish way of life. Nowadays there are over two million saunas in Suomi, and some of them are very unusual. For example, what do you say about SkySauna Helsinki which is located at a height of 40 meters? Or about sauna, made in the shape of a duck? Very funny attraction!

S № 3 – Sibelius. This Finnish composer is the most popular and the most respected in Suomi. Why? His symphonies and compositions are dedicated to the beautiful nature and rich history of his motherland – Finland. And if you visit one of the Suomi summer classic concerts, you will surely hear his magnificent music. 

S № 4 – satama. This word means “port” in Finnish. Since Finland is a sea country and also a country of thousands lakes and islands, there are a lot of ports there. So, one of the most popular summer attractions are wonderful sea and lake cruises. If you want to go on the Baltic Sea cruise, you can use one of the comfortable Tallink Silja Line or Viking Line cruiseferries. Dream about lake cruise? Cosy boats are at your service!

S № 5 – sisu. This means a set of such traits of Finnish character as bravery, stoic determination, resilience and similar, which are formed by Finnish history and way of life. Because of the efforts of many of Finnish people, we can enjoy such great country and to spend super summer there!

Finally, some additional facts about summer rest in Finland:

  • Finns invented such unique kinds of outdoor competitions as rubber boot and mobile phones throwing, wild berry picking, swamp soccer and so on.
  • Suomi is very food allergy friendly.
  • Finns adore karaoke, especially Russian native song of the Soviet era. During my summer rest in Finland, me and my family very often heard the song “Moscow Nights” performed by locals lived in camping.


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  1. Oh, excellent! I like Moomin cartoon!
    Snufkin is a philosophical vagabond who wanders the world fishing and playing the harmonica. He carries everything he needs in his backpack, as he believes that having too much stuff makes life overly complicated. Snufkin is easygoing and carefree, and enjoys thinking about things.

    My avatar here is Snufkin. I am angler in real life.

    • Thank you very much for your great comment!!! You know, Snufkin is also my favourite Moomin character! You will be laughing but not long ago I took part in the test “Which Moomin character are you?”, and my result was Snufkin!

  2. Have always wanted to see Finland. Why? Because when I was a child I heard a beautiful song about this country and ever since then I imagined this wonderful land somewhere on the earth that I should go see. 🙂

          • I was going to try to look it up for you. But it seems this song is very controversial. Had no clue. My memory is of my older brother playing it on the piano when I was younger and me reading the song lyrics from the sheet music. I actually thought it was an American song. When I became an adult I heard somebody say that it was a song about Finland. Thought to myself: “Well duh! Guess that’s why it was called “Finlandia”.” (O.o) Anyway I can’t seem to find a simple melodic peaceful non-controversial version that I heard as a child. Too bad they can’t upload my memory to YouTube. 🙂