Despite the average ignorant american calling Finland a Scandinavian country; it is not. It is situated between Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden and Denmark) and Russia. Finnish genetics are *completely* different than that of both Russians and Scandinavians. The language is also completely different from the languages spoken by both aforementioned groups, aside from the 5-6% minority of Swedish speaking hill billies on the west coast and south coast. Finland has been top 10 highest ranked "Standards of Living" in the world numerous times, despite drinking the most alcohol in western Europe and having a very high Suicide rate due in part to Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Finland isn't a part of Scandinavia, dumbass!
Also home of great rally drivers and people who can drink pretty much anyone under the table.
The metal capital of the world.
Finntroll, Moonsorrow, Children of Bodom, Wintersun, Apocalyptica, Nightwish, Stratovarius...dammit, Finland kicks ass!
The country that invented malotov cocktails then with skis rifles and malotov cocktails kicked the ass of a country 100 times their size. Russia got owned 8 casualties to 1.
Holy shit did Russia get its ass kicked by Finland again?
A country that is NOT a part of either Sweden or Russia. The home of the greatest people on the face of the earth. And of Matti Nykänen but lets not talk about that...
Been to Finland? Whatland?
Country situated in Northern Europe in between Sweden and Russia. 2/3 of the country is just lakes. National language is Finnish (of the Finno-Ugric family of languages) although a small minority also speak Swedish. Famous for its typically tall, blond haired people, famous motor racing champions (such as Mika Hakkinen, Keke Rosberg and Tomi Makinen), Santa Claus (supposedly), good bands such as Children Of Bodom, Impaled Nazarene and Nightwish (fronted by the stunning Tarja Turunen), not so great but strangely more popular bands such as HIM and The Rasmus, Nokia, saunas, high suicide rates and getting very drunk.
Finland is a cool country.
Home of friendly people and good hockey players. Everyone I have met from Finland has been cool. The country is actually pronounced in Finnish Suomi (god I hope I spelled that right).
What's the closest thing to a fish's asshole? A Fin! (Told to me by a fellow from Finland!)
I believe Michael Palin said it best: "Finland, Finlad, Finland, the country where I want to be, pony trekking or camping; or just watching T.V. Finland, Finland, Finland.
It's the country for me."
"Finland, Finland, Finland,
The country where I quite want to be,
Your mountains so lofty,
Your treetops so tall.
Finland, Finland, Finland.
Finland has it all."
You're so near to Russia,
So far from Japan,
Quite a long way from Cairo,
Lots of miles from Vietnam