Population: 5.4 million
Size: 338,145 square kilometres
Language: Finnish – Hei!
National holiday: 6th December (Independence Day)
In June and July the weather is very nice in the south of the country with temperatures up to 28°C. Lots of lakes are very inviting to swim in. Those that are not so deep can have a water temperature of up to 25°C. It is colder in the north of the country. Snow is pretty much guaranteed between November and April in Lapland in case you fancy going skiing.
Saunas are a very important part of Finnish culture. Almost every house has its own private sauna and even business meetings are sometimes held in a “sweat cabin”!