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"Sweden’s King Gustavus Vasa founded Helsinki on the mouth of Vantaanjoki River in 1550 to compete with Tallinn for Baltic Sea trade."
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"Broadly speaking, Finnish history can be divided into three chapters: The Swedish period prior to 1809, the Russian period from 1809 to 1917, and the independent period from 1917 to the present day."
"Finland is the most sparsely populated country in the European Union, with only 16 inhabitants per km²."
"When greeting a married couple, the wife should be greeted first."
Start Preparing for Your Trip
Vaccinations: Routine vaccinations
Visas: Not required for a US citizen for a stay up to 90 days
What to Pack: "I brought two thin cashmere sweaters which I basically lived in everyday, using them as an under layer on cold days, or on their own on the milder days."
Where to Go
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