56 Reasons You Should Move To Finland Immediately
Cinnamon buns, endless summer nights, and saunas. What more could you want?
Because it's full of forests that look like this.
And lakes that look like this.
Because its food markets are unbeatable.
Because there's nothing more delicious than a plate of fried vendance.
Because Finns spend their summers in wooden cabins that look like this.
And nothing feels better than a hot sauna at the end of a long day.
Except maybe a dip in a lake afterwards.
Because teeny, tiny wild strawberries grow all over the place.
Because Finland in the summer is a mushroom-lover's paradise.
Because Finns take Midsummer seriously.
Because this photo was taken at 3am.
Because in some parts of Finland, the sun doesn't set at all for two months.
Because it looks even more stunning in the winter.
Becuase this is what train journeys through Finland look like.
Because you can see the Northern Lights from Lapland.
Because you can spend the night in an igloo.
Or in a hotel made of snow.
Because nothing is more delicious than a sausage cooked on an open fire in the snow.
Because you'll never go hungry.
Because you haven't known true happiness until you've bitten into a korvapuusti.
Because instead of hollow Easter eggs, Finns eat solid Easter eggs.
Because salty liquorice is the tastiest snack.
Because, whichever way you turn, the nature will take your breath away.
Because Helsinki is probably the world's most glorious capital city.
And you can while away hours in its Design District.
Not to mention its book shops.
Because Helsinki's Sibelius monument is astonishing.
In fact, it's full of stunning architecture.
Because Santa lives there.
Because ski jumping is the most exhilarating sport you can watch.
And ice hockey is the most exciting.
Because Finns know a thing or two about the tango.
Because you can cross the Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi.
Because there's nothing quite as peaceful as cross-country skiing over a frozen lake.
But getting an ice breaker boat when the season changes is equally fun.
And this is what it looks like when the ice starts melting.
Because you can spot reindeer in the wild.
And, if you're lucky, you might see an elk.
Because the Turku archipelago is stupidly pretty.
Seriously, look how gorgeous Turku is.
Because every summer, Olavinlinna hosts a massive opera festival.
Because if you want to be alone with your thoughts, you can go ice fishing.
And if you want to die of cuteness, you can get a husky-drawn sled through the forests.
Because if you have a baby, the government will send you this.
And if you have a wife, you can carry her competitively.
Because Finnish design is just lovely.
And you can kit your whole house out in Marimekko patterns.
Because Finland's heavy metal scene is incredible.
Because everyone forgets that it has seasides as well as lakes.
Because nothing is more beautiful than a silver birch forest.
Except a traditional Finnish munkki.
Because is there a better view to enjoy while drinking your coffee?
See? You should never leave.
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