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.
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And it’s too cold to swim anyway.
The countryside is pretty ordinary.
Plus, it’s boring for pets.
As for cottage life, it’s far too much hard work.
And you can’t see Northern Lights in summer.
While the short nights mess with your head.
The cities are crazy hectic too
And the locals can be dull.
The bar terraces aren’t so great, either.
Nor the coffeeshops.
There’s not much for kids to do…
…hardly anything at all.
And it’s not much better for adults, by day..
…or by night.
What’s more, the festivals are too small…
…and the sports events are too big.
No, there’s no reason to go to Finland in the summertime.
Joel 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.