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When it comes to daylight, Finland can be a country of extremes. Travel to Lapland in June and the sun doesn’t set for a month. Return for Christmas and all you see for four long weeks are brief spells of golden glow beyond the horizon. Unless, of course, you get lucky and see the elusive Northern Lights. […]

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finnish air tango ilmatango
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Finland is becoming internationally renowned as the birthplace of inventive and often plain zany competitions. A relatively new craze gaining popularity is Finnish Air Tango or ilmatango. So far the most famous of the Finnish offbeat competitions is the Air Guitar World Championships. The event was founded in Oulu in 1996 and has since then become a worldwide […]

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Midsummer Sun in Finland
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While the summer solstice is marked in some way in many countries, in Finland the Midsummer Eve or juhannus is one of the biggest celebrations of the year. It virtually turns cities into ghost towns as people rush off to their cottages across the country for that brief spell of midsummer magic. Historically juhannus was celebrated […]

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