Finnish libraries are full of surprises: electric drills, snowshoes, a rowboat – and now season tickets for cultural and sporting events. Oh yes, and books.
Tampereans are known for authenticity and warmth, and the same goes for Tampere’s sauna culture. In the sauna, everyone is equal, as the Finnish saying goes, and Tampere has the largest number of public saunas in Finland. And if you’re the sauna capital of Finland, you’re the sauna capital of the world.
First place in European Happiness Equality Index
Source: The Happiness Research Institute
Since the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) began in 2000, Finnish 15-year-olds have consistently done well. In the results released in December 2019, Finland lives up to its reputation, and also seems to show a good balance between academic achievement and life outside of school.
Amount of bottles and cans recycled in Finland
Finns can travel visa-free to 174 countries (Germans, Brits and Swedes share this honour)
Source: Visa Restrictions Index