In Finland, summer's meant to restore our sanity after a bleak autumn, winter and spring. Sometimes, though, the weather fails us. Happily, there are upsides.
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. These photos show why.
Every year millions of Finns head off to the countryside to enjoy “mökkielämä,” or summer cottage life. However, this simple pleasure has one strange consequence. It turns everyone into a hippie.