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What surprises tourists in Finland: constant night and smiling cashiers

Albina PanchenkoNews
Interesting facts about life in Finland

The homeland of Santa Claus, reindeer, and winter fairy tales... You can go to Finland at any time, not just during the New Year holidays. And every time you come across new interesting features. What surprises tourists in this country is in the OBOZREVATEL selection.

1. The very short daylight hours are the first thing that shocks foreigners. Here, the sun can shine for only 3-4 hours a day, and most of the time it is night. But this does not affect the tourism industry. Most entertainment venues are open from morning to evening. The same applies to catering establishments. It is true that it is very difficult to get used to the constant darkness.

2. Almost all Finns speak English. They are taught this at schools and universities not just for show. Graduates of educational institutions are fluent in a foreign language, so it is easy for tourists to communicate with the local population.

What surprises tourists in Finland: constant night and smiling cashiers

3. Security in this country has been maintained at a very high level for many years. So don't be surprised to see children aged 6-8 walking the streets without parental supervision. There is no need to send your kids to school.

4. Local police do not take bribes at all. So even a minor offense will be punished with a warning, fine, or short imprisonment. If the offense is serious enough, it will be impossible to avoid the court.

5. Finns almost never cheat. People here take each other at their word, so sometimes even large companies make oral agreements instead of written ones.

6. The locals are not afraid to leave things on the benches and go for a walk. The risk of being robbed is minimal.

What surprises tourists in Finland: constant night and smiling cashiers

7. Only friendly people are hired in stores. This is not some kind of discrimination, but a state policy. Smiling, happy people should greet people at the checkout. Pessimists will definitely not be hired for this job. By the way, this also applies to other areas related to communication.

8. Cities here exist inseparably with nature. Hares and foxes can run in the middle of the capital during the day, pheasants can be seen at bus stops, and people can be seen picking mushrooms and berries in parks. In Finland, people value the environment and care about environmental issues.

What surprises tourists in Finland: constant night and smiling cashiers

9. Dogs are very popular in this country. According to statistics, every fifth family has a four-legged friend. But you won't see stray animals here. They are caught and given to special institutions. By the way, Finns rarely buy purebred dogs; they often take them home from various shelters.

10. In Finland, there are practically no differences between life in megacities and small towns. The authorities care equally about the population in different parts of the country. This is how they create conditions for sports and development everywhere. Almost all Finns have access to swimming pools, baths, and ice palaces.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL wrote about the peculiarities of life in Germany, China , and Japan.

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