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"Climate" Finland Favorite Tip by Pomska

Finland General: 206 reviews and 163 photos


Favorite thing: The climate is severe; there is scarcely any spring or autumn, but there are nine months of winter in the year... The people... live to a good old age when they do not undermine their constitutions by the abuse of strong drink...
-- Voltaire Histoire de Charles XII (1731)

Finnish climate is terrible. There's too much dark days, too much cold days, too much rainy days... The summer is so short. All we can do is to dream about summer in those dark and long months.

In the summer-time Finland is one of the beautiful places on earth but the summer-time ends too soon.

The darkness of autumn and winter can be considered one of the main reasons for the reserved and melancholic approach of Finns. Darkness has also been blamed for our high suicide rates.

In the Lapland there's the total kaamos. The Kaamos means a dark time of year when it is light only a few hours of the day.

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  • Written Jun 24, 2004
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