There are endless things to do in Finland but you might want to heed these warnings if you want a smooth trip.
1. Don’t Be Afraid if You See Some Skin
In Finland, the entire society is much less body conscious than in the U.S. Remember this in the omni-present saunas!
2. Don’t Compare Finland to That OTHER Scandinavian Country.
Sweden ruled over Finland for centuries, so Finns really don’t like to compare, and are proud of their independence.
3. Don’t Be Put Off By a Finn’s Outward Demeanor
Finns have a reputation for quietness in general, so don’t be alarmed when you find yourself doing most of the talking. Just because they seem cold, doesn’t mean they aren’t some of the world’s friendliest people.
4. Don’t Interrupt!
It’s important when conversing with the locals to let them finish their thought before you start speaking. Conversation is communicating understanding, not waiting for your chance to talk again.
5. Don’t Be Afraid to Speak Your Mind
Finnish people are known for asking: how are you enjoying Finland? So rather than a courteous; “Oh, it’s incredible,” consider answering truthfully.
6. Don’t Tip Much
Outside tourist areas, most waiters won’t even recognize the act of tipping – they’ll think you made a mistake!
12 Things Not To Do in Finland – Part 2!
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