8 fun Finnish maps that show how Finland is divided

Despite its vast size, much of Finland is very similar. Drive from Helsinki to Lapland and for the entire 15 hours, you’re likely to see much the same scenery, forests and lakes. However, there are some wonderful ways that parts of Finland are very different from each other. To see for yourself check out these fun Finnish maps, courtesy of Reddit.

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    • There’s a conspiracy theory that Finland doesn’t exist and that the place where Finns live is actually in eastern Sweden, and in place of the landmass of Finland, there’s actually just ocean where the Japanese fish in secret. Fish have fins, hence the name Finland. Look it up, you can find the whole conspiracy theory somewhere on Reddit. It’s hilarious.

  1. There is a thing called tree border; above that grows no trees. For examle birch are so tiny, if there exists any, that they are smaller than bushes, because of cold temperature. The tree border is in the most northern part of Finland.

  2. Some but you don’t see them unless they want to see you.

    In that area, there are three kind of hobbies people used to have; 1. on the summer time: fishing, making love and drink alcohol
    2. on the winter time; well, the lakes in deep frozen to meter and more thick – so not so much fishing.

  3. These are so stupid… the author should stop already and find something else to do with his life, seriously.

    And to say, Finnish slandscape is the same from Helsinki to Lapland.. well that is his opinion, what can you say.. ?

  4. These are obviously meant as a joke, Einstein. You should do something else with your life instead make stupid comments!!

  5. About the conversation styles. Here is a translation from a Finnish news article:
    ”Eastern and Western Finns differ genetically from each other more than, for example, British and Northern Germans. When the studied populations were compared to East Asians, it turned out that Finns – especially Eastern Finns – have a small but clear Eastern influence.

    A similar eastern influence can be seen in Russians, however, Russians and Eastern Finns are not genetically close. The eastern influence observed in Finns probably originates from the time before Russians spread to their current areas of residence, the researcher says.”

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