December 8

Places I Want to Go

Hello readers,

If you read my “About Me” post you would know I love geography! This post is about a winter wonderland. Can you guess what it is? It’s Finland and yes it is a winter wonderland.

Syöte Leo-setä via Compfight

Facts

Finland is the third most sparcely populated country after Iceland and Norway with only 17 people per square kilometer. Finland is the country with the most lakes with a whopping 187, 888 lakes and also 179 888 islands.

They have a funny contest call the wife carrying world championship where husbands carry their wives. The course is 250m and goes through water and over obstacles. They also hold other weird sports such as mosquito hunting.

Why I Want to go There

In the winter there is loads of snow and I love snow. The activities you can do in the snow are snowmobiling, skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding. The sleds are pulled by husky dogs or reindeer. The Northern Lights are visible 200 nights per year. You can even do an overnight trip to see the Northern Lights. On those trips you can even have a sauna! The Finnish people love to have saunas. Finland just seems like a great place to go in the winter!

 

Dalton Highway Aurora Jason Ahrns via Compfight

Landscape

The highest point is Halti which is actually just a border marker on the Norway border. The elevation is 1,324 m. The lowest point is the Baltic Sea that is 0 m. Finland has the third cleanest air after Canada and Iceland. Finland also has a lot of forests. The capital of Finland is Helsinki and the country has 5,532,994 people.

Helsinki Skyline Jonathan via Compfight

I hope you learned a little bit about Finland.

~James