Midsummer in Finland always makes a splash, whether it’s the spray from swimmers diving into a lake or the splatter of raindrops on the treetops. This video catches both, as well as the long days that never quite turn into night.
A little more than a century ago, the newly independent nation of Finland experienced a short but brutal civil war. Though the conflict left deep scars, a culture of working together helped former enemies reconcile and allowed the country to progress relatively quickly in its nation-building process.
Literacy rate in Finland
Source: CIA World Factbook
Amount of foreigners living in Finland
Source: Statistics Finland
Helsinki is one of the world's most liveable cities
Source: The Economist Intelligence Unit