Finland facts

Tips and fun stuff to get around


As a starter – let’s get serious (before we will get less-serious) and list some basic information about Finland…


Finland is a small country and it has a small population praising the idea of Finnish Sisu (persistence).


Finnish language is a part of the Finno-Ugric languages…and it is very different from other Scandinavian languages. 

Someone might even say that it is difficult to learn… ? Well, you have a chance to prove it wrong! 



  • Declaration of Independence 6th of December 1917 (a part of Sweden from the Middle Ages until 1809, a part of the Russian Empire 1809-1917)
  • Joined EU 1st of January 1995
  • Finland covers an area of 130,678 sq mi 
  • Official languages: Finnish and Swedish 
  • based on statistics, at least 70% of Finnish people can speak English
  • the land cover is primarily a boreal forest biome (75%), with more than 180,000 recorded lakes (!)
  • Finland has world’s biggest archipelago and Europe’s largest lake district
  • Population ~5,6 million 2022
  • date format: 
  • driving side: right
  • calling code: +358
  • ISO 3166 code: FI


Let’s eat! Syödään!

Kippis! Cheers!

How’s the weather in Finland?

Fly over Helsinki

Helsinki - Let’s goooooo!

Be there or be at Senate Square!

Amos Rex