The privileged position in the north of Europe will make of Finland the best spot to enjoy the beautiful northern lights also known as Aurora Borealis. Although this phenomenon is caused by science, according to Finnish folklore the northern lights happen when the fur of a mystical artic fox touches the mountains. The best and most famous place to appreciate this show is in Lapland, yes Lapland, the Santa Claus village!! Lapland, in the north of Rovaniemi, is the official Santa Claus hometown and a place visited by thousands of locals and tourists. Three million letters are sent to Santa’s post office every year! If you ever visit Lapland enjoy the opportunity to take a husky or reindeer sleigh ride!
Do you imagine your country having a national holiday called “Sleepy Head Day”? Finnish do have it and it dates back to middle ages and from the superstition that the last one to rise on that day will be lazy for the rest of the year! Better not to take the risk right? Specially because the last to rise on that day means being thrown into the nearest lake by the rest of the family! After a good dive you can relax and enjoy one of many saunas in the country! And you won’t have problems finding one since there are more saunas than cars in Finland!
Nokia has given popularity to Finland being one of the pioneers of telecommunications world and the number one from 1997 to 2012. Nowadays we don’t see often Nokia associated to cellphones, but the company keeps strong on the field having offices and operating in all the 5 continents.