Finland, country located in northern Europe. Finland is one of the world’s most northern and geographically remote countries and is subject to a severe climate. Nearly two-thirds of Finland is blanketed by thick woodlands, making it the most densely forested country in Europe. Finland also forms a symbolic northern border between western and eastern Europe: dense wilderness and Russia to the east, the Gulf of Bothnia and Sweden to the west.
Finland is heavily forested and contains some 56,000 lakes, numerous rivers, and extensive areas of marshland; viewed from the air, Finland looks like an intricate blue and green jigsaw puzzle. Except in the northwest, relief features do not vary greatly, and travelers on the ground or on the water can rarely see beyond the trees in their immediate vicinity. The landscape nevertheless possesses a striking—if sometimes bleak—beauty.
The notion of nature as the true home of the Finn is expressed again and again in Finnish proverbs and folk wisdom. The harsh climate in the northern part of the country, however, has resulted in the concentration of the population in the southern third of Finland, with about one-fifth of the country’s population living in and around Helsinki, Finland’s largest city and continental Europe’s northernmost capital. Yet, despite the fact that most Finns live in towns and cities, nature—especially the forest—is never far from their minds and hearts.
Hello : Huomenta
Thank you (very much) : Kiitos (paljon)
Yes/No: Kyllä/ Ei
Entrance/Exit : Sisään/Ulos
I am sorry: Olen pahoillani
I don't understand: En ymmärrä
What's your name?: Mikä sinun nimi on ?
My name is: Minun nimeni on...
How do I go to...: Miten pääsen... ?
Please can you show me (on a map) : Näytä minulle (kartalta)
Is it far/close: Onko se lähellä/kaukana ?
(Go) straight : (Kulje) suoraan eteenpäin
(Turn) left/right: (Käänny) vasempaan/oikeaan
I am looking for a hotel/campsite : Etsin hotellia/leirintäaluetta
Is there a room available: Onko teillä huonetta ?
How much?: Paljonko ?
Lunch/Dinner: Lounas /päivällinen