Planning to go on a vacation, but don’t know what country to go too? Well, try out coming to Finland, as it was nominated as one the best country to travel in 2019. So, what is there in Finland and what things you should know before visiting Finland? Most people only know Finland as a country that produces a Nokia or a racing car. However, Finland is more than that and it is full of exciting places that will surely give you a lifetime experience. 

There are some things you should know before visiting Finland so that your holiday goes right. From the language, the character of the people and most importantly the weather. This small information might be simple, but it will come dandy on your vacation. So, make sure to know these things before flying into Finland.

1. Language

There are three official languages that people mostly use in Finland, Finnish, Swedish and Sami. However, most people use Finnish as their first language. Try to learn basic words in Finnish, such as thank you, sorry or bye. By saying these words, the people in Finland will feel respected more. However, for those who are having a hard time pronouncing these words don’t need to worry. Because most of the people in Finland can understand and speak English well. 

 2. Money Currency

Finland uses euros as their official currency, therefore ensure to bring euro when coming here. Euro itself contains several bills from 500 Euros to 5 Euros. However, if you are not a money person then you can bring your credit card for the trip. Finland is a modern technology country, so it supports online transactions. 

 3. The character of the People

Finnish people are polite, but when you meet them the first time they might seem reserved. They are not the kind of people that would like to chit chat too much, or praise something. But if you need any help, they are more than welcome to help. However, you will need some time until they can show their friendly side. The younger generation of the Finnish people are more adaptable then old folks in the countryside. Therefore, when you meet a nanny or grandpa, make sure to be a bit patient with them.

 4. Weather in Finland

This may be the only problem people might face when coming to Finland. Therefore, this is sure one of the things you should know before visiting Finland. The weather in Finland is can’t be predicted, sometimes it can be hot in Summer. But in winter there can be horrible storms, making people not possible to come out from their homes. So, it is best to come to Finland from June to August when the sun shines all day long. 

 5. Expensive!

The bad news about Finland is that almost everything in Finland is expensive. From the foods, hotels and clothes are all expensive. Therefore, for those who are planning to come here must re-think how to survive here. 

So, these are some of the most important things you should know before visiting Finland. By knowing this important information, you can plan your activities on your holiday. One of the most important things to prepare is to ensure the weather there, because it can cancel all your schedules. So, prepare wisely and have fun going to Finland.