The customs and manners in Finland are very similar to those found throughout Europe. Shaking hands is the most common form of greeting. Finland has a strong cultural identity that is quite unique and this should be respected. The Finnish population is considered good listeners and interrupting is very impolite. Finally, gender equality is very important as Finland was the first country in Europe to introduce both male and female suffrage at the same time.
There are two official languages in Finland, Finnish which is spoken by the majority of the population and Swedish which is spoken by around 5% of the population. Minority languages include the Sami languages spoken across Lapland, as well as Romani, Karelian and Finnish Sign languages.
The majority of the population of Finland follows the Lutheran religion with Finnish Orthodox, Baptist, Methodist, Free Church, Roman Catholic, Jewish and Muslim minorities.
Finland Travel Information
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Learn about the history and culture of Finland, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Finland's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're adequately prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Finland for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Finland tours today!
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