15 pictures that tell you all you need to know about Finnish summer

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.

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bestshortstorywritersJoel 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.

6 replies

  1. Went to California for business trip – zero tan. Went to Finland immediately after that and came back red as a lobster. True story of 2014.

  2. I don’t understand why summer needs to be so hot? I think it’s summer when it’s +15 and I can wear shorts outside. I don’t like my summer so hot that you sweat while doing nothing.

  3. There is no way in the world a Finnish person can tan that deep; unless that is full on sunburn. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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