Finnish summer is a thing of wonder. It often arrives late and regularly leaves early, yet in a nation with some of the most extreme temperature differences on the planet everyone tries to enjoy it to the max. However, that’s sometimes easier said than done. To understand why, check out these images, which celebrate the wild and wacky nature of Suomi summer in all its unpredictable glory.
Joel Willans is Co-Founder of Ink Tank Media, the creator of Very Finnish Problems and a prize-winning author. His first book Spellbound: Stories of women’s magic over men was published in the UK in 2013. His second book, 101 Very Finnish Problems: A Foreigner’s Guide to Surviving in Finland was published in June by Gummerus. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram.