Finland is the happiest country in the world. The Human Development Index (HDI) reported that for the year 2018 Finland comes first. But when we, people in tropic regions talk of this country, it always begins and ends with the climate. Finland is definitely a cold country, no denying that, but there is a lot more to it.
Being a Scandinavian country, it is host to several displays of light. Like the Aurora Borealis, and with its proximity to other Scandinavian countries, a perfect transit location. But mostly, Finland is special because of its citizens who are nice and content with the lives they live.
Here are 8 reasons why you should visit Finland:
1. Women Inclusive Island
Scandinavia is one of those regions where gender equality is a reality. Also, they believe in women empowerment a great deal. Primarily why they have an island which is completely women inclusive, where no males are allowed. Ironically, the island is called Super She Island where women can relax and bathe in the sparkling water.
2. The Coldest Place
No surprise there! A place called Lappland is present in the northern regions of Finland which experiences sub-zero temperatures regularly and is also home to nightly polar lights in the sky. These lights last for 200 nights consecutively.
3. The Land of Thousand Lakes
Finland is also called the “Land of Thousand Lakes”. As the name stands, Finland does, in fact, have a large number of lakes that serve as a place for fishing, bathing, swimming, and sometimes, for some quiet introspection.
4. Low Corruption
One reason why Finnish people are so happy is that they don’t have to deal with corruption and black money. The taxes are paid regularly even though they are much higher than most other countries.
There aren’t many restrictions in Finland. You can visit any place at any time, camp, lie down, sit, stand, do whatever catches your fancy and the law wouldn’t be ready to implicate you in some crime. One of the many reasons why campers are more here. The high cost of living makes sense for people without much income to spend their lives on benches.
6. The Midnight Sun
Not only does the sky gets showered with a thousand lights, but there are some parts of Finland which get the midnight sun, i.e., the sun is present for 24 hours over a period of several months.
In this century of wastage, Finland has taken a new step in recycling materials. Especially plastic bottles and cans are recycled because it helps maintain cleanliness and also takes care of the environment, something that is deteriorating every single year worldwide.
8. Failure Day
Possibly one of the most hilarious reasons one can visit Finland for, Failure Day is a day that is celebrated throughout Finland in support of those people who are unable to get what they want from life. They fail to be precise. But this day motivates them to keep working hard, for there is no greater teacher than failure and it would always show.