Anyone who has visited a bustling Helsinki café knows that stereotyping the Finns as antisocial is outdated and exaggerated. Yet award-winning Finnish photographer Mikko Lagerstedt has made a career out of displaying the beauty and nuances of solitude (see slideshow).
The year Helsinki Design Week, Scandinavia's biggest design fest, was founded
The year Francisco Tárrega composed the waltz that later became the Nokia ringtone
A Finnish invention allowing anyone to set up a restaurant for a day