17 reasons why you should never visit Finland in the summer

Finland is very well known for its wintery delights. But what’s it like during the summertime? To give you a clearer picture, we’ve come up with 17 reasons why you should never, ever visit during this snow-free, sun-kissed time of the year.

The beaches are always so crowded.

And it’s too cold to swim anyway.

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 The countryside is pretty ordinary.

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Plus, it’s boring for pets.

As for cottage life, it’s far too much hard work.

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And you can’t see Northern Lights in summer.

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While the short nights mess with your head.

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The cities are crazy hectic too

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And the locals can be dull.

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The bar terraces aren’t so great, either.

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Nor the coffeeshops.

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There’s not much for kids to do…

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…hardly anything at all.

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And it’s not much better for adults, by day..

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…or by night.

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What’s more, the festivals are too small…

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…and the sports events are too big.

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No, there’s no reason to go to Finland in the summertime.

bestshortstorywritersJoel Willans is the Co-Founder of Ink Tank Media, Editor of  Inktank.fi and creator of Finland’s more viral Facebook page, Very Finnish Problems. A prize-winning author, his stories have been published worldwide and on BBC radio. 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 foreigners guide to surviving in Finland is due out in June.

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11 replies

  1. Yeah, bar terrace really are a nightmare in summer. Especially when it is so warm and all the girls are out 🙂 🙂

  2. I hate those oven fresh cinnamon buns at Cafe Regatta! And the free second cup of coffee they insist on giving you… 😀

  3. Yup! ,,been there and just visited a few places but I can’t have enough of the good people and places. There’s no reason to visit Finland; I missed it so much, I want to stay !! 😛 🙂

  4. Totally agree. I went to Finland last August for the World Science Fiction Convention in Helsinki. Horrible experience, haunts me night and day, must get back there sooooon. There were far too many berries on sale around Helsinki.

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