When she arrived in Finland, the British tourist was curious: “How can they be happy at the temperature down to minus 50 degrees Celsius?”.
Lucy Cohen, a British girl, had to sob when she first arrived in Finland – one of the coldest countries in the world, where people lived in darkness for three months of the year.
Before leaving, Lucy was eager to hear many people say, “Come to Finland. This is the happiest place on Earth”. But she still wonders how the Finns can be happy when they face a negative temperature of 50 degrees Celsius in a long, dull winter. The young girl decided to go on a journey to learn about Finnish life.
The question was gradually removed during her trip. Timo, the tour guide, has brought British tourists to discover the beauty in this country. Finland is the place where the sun lasts until midnight. After a cold winter, the sun will not dive from mid-May to mid-August. The sky is full of bright reds and yellows in the middle of the night that Lucy enchants like living in a summer night dream.
Vanhankaupunginlahti near Helsinki, to the summer cafes in the capital… She was impressed to know that Finns drink more coffee than anywhere in the world.
In addition, Finland has more than 3 million saunas, of a total population of 5.5 million. The Finns taught Lucy a refreshing bath. It is after the sauna, you will take a deep breath to take courage, then jump into the cold water. Initially, female British tourists were quite scared. But when she was immersed in the icy water, she enjoyed the feeling of comfort that she had never experienced before.
At the center of the Oodi library, the young girl is quickly attracted to a collection of more than 100,000 books. “This is a destination worth visiting when you come to this northern European country”, Lucy said.
“A lot of simple pleasures await you in the northwest of Helsinki about 45 minutes by car. It’s Nuuksio National Park”, Lucy said. Visitors here can go hiking along one of eight natural trails. Tour guides encourage visitors to earn their own food in the forest such as mushroom picking, fruit or some herbs. When she returned to the hotel, Lucy made her own herbal tea in the forest.
Another thing Lucy enjoyed was Santa’s hometown, also in Lapland, Finland. This is also a place where 70% of the area is covered by trees and is always in the list of the world’s best land.