http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbDKASjAeDs English Finnish Hello Hei Goodbye Hei hei Thank you Kiitos How much... Kuinka paljon... Where is... Missä on... Hotel Hotelli Restaurant Ravintola Airport Lentokenttä Car Auto Bus Bussi Man / Men Mies / Miehet Woman/Women Nainen / Naiset Child/Children Lapsi / Lapset Food Ruoka Store Kauppa Forest Metsä Lake Järvi Reindeer Poro I love you Minä rakastan sinua
Bear - Ursus arctos Finnish Wildlife Finnish Brown Bear National Animal 300-780 Kilograms Second largest member of the bear family Second Largest Land Based Predator Whooper Swan National Bird of Finland Very Large Pair for Life Featured on the Finnish € 1: 00 coin Saimma Ringed Seal Most endangered in the world Only found in Lake Saimma Freshwater seal
White Snowy Owl Reindeer Dog Squirrel Fox Husky Wolf Elk Lynx
Finnish Spoon Cookies <ul><li>Recipe </li></ul><ul><li>8 oz unsalted butter </li></ul><ul><li>16 oz self-raising flour </li></ul><ul><li>3/4 teaspoon baking powder </li></ul><ul><li>Pinch salt </li></ul><ul><li>1 large egg yolk </li></ul><ul><li>6 oz caster sugar </li></ul><ul><li>1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract </li></ul><ul><li>2 tablespoons of jam </li></ul><ul><li>Iceing sugar for dusting </li></ul>
Finnish Music <ul><li>Finland has become renowned for it’s rock music scene </li></ul><ul><li>It started in the 1950’s </li></ul><ul><li>‘’ Suomirok‘’ meaning Finnish Rock </li></ul><ul><li>2006 the Finnish Band Lordi won the Eurovision with ‘’ Hard Rock Hallelujah’’ </li></ul>
Events and Festivals <ul><li>Swamp Soccer World Championships- It requires the body to be much more physical and coordinated. northern Finland is the location for this annual event </li></ul><ul><li>Finnish Sauna World Championships- Not quite as weird as other annual events in Finland, the Sauna World Championships test how long the competitors can tolerate a humid 110º Celsius in a Finnish sauna. The event’s motto is Perspire, and persevere! </li></ul><ul><li>Air Guitar World Championship- A weird event for music lovers: The Air Guitar World Championship in Oulu, Finland. Ever played the air guitar? It's not easy to get in as a contestant, but it's a lot of fun to watch. Part of the Oulu Music Video Festival in late summer. </li></ul><ul><li>Hot-Air Balloon Adventure . The great Adventure begins on early February. The Competitors arrives all around from Europe to compete against each other and you have also a chance to feel the cold and fresh atmosphere on the sky. </li></ul>
Events and Festivals Continued <ul><li>World Cell Phone Throwing Championships- Ever wanted to throw your phone? Join the World CellPhone Throwing Championships taking place each August in Savonlinna, Finland. </li></ul><ul><li>Wife Carrying World Championships- Each summer, this weird event in Sonkajärvi, Finland, becomes more and more popular. The wife-carrying test has been at a world championship level for over 13 years now. </li></ul><ul><li>Finnish Cattle Calling Championships -Alapitka, Finland, offers a unique event in July the "talk to your cow" event! Watch participants use first names and politeness when conversing with their bovine counterparts during the Finnish Cattle Calling Championships </li></ul><ul><li>Sleepyhead Day- Sleepyhead Day, has been celebrated for nearly 100 years. Early each July 27 morning, the sounds of horns blowing, kettle lids clashing and people shouting waken anyone who might otherwise be asleep. A prominent resident, chosen "Sleepyhead" of the year, is routed from bed and thrown into the sea, kids dress up in adults' clothes and the whole town celebrates until the wee hours of the next morning. </li></ul>
Geography of Finland <ul><li>There are four main areas in Finland </li></ul><ul><li>Helsinki Region </li></ul><ul><li>Costal </li></ul><ul><li>Lakeland </li></ul><ul><li>Lapland </li></ul>
Cross the World Famous Artic Circle on the Nightless Night- In midsummer Lapland the sun shines day and night, and the further north you go, the longer the sun shines. This phenomenon is due to the Earth’s axis being tilted in respect to its orbit around the Sun. Santa Claus Village - At the Santa Claus Village the world's most famous goodwill ambassador, Santa Claus, greets children and adults at the Santa Claus Village on the Arctic Circle. What to do?
Post your letter to Santa Claus - Santa also has his Main Post Office at the Arctic Circle – to date the post office has received over 12 million letters. SantaPark - You can attend the Official Elf School! At the Elf School, the secretly held skills of these active elves are passed on to the pupils, never to be forgotten. Artic Circle Husky Park- Husky Sled Rides
The Northern Lights An aurora is a natural light display in the sky caused by the collision of charged particles directed by the Earth's magnetic field. An aurora is usually observed at night. In northern latitudes, the effect is known as the aurora borealis (or the northern lights), named after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the Greek name for the north wind, Boreas. The chance of visibility of the aurora borealis increases with proximity to the North Magnetic Pole. Auroras seen near the magnetic pole may be high overhead, but from farther away, they illuminate the northern horizon as a greenish glow or sometimes a faint red, as if the Sun were rising from an unusual direction. The aurora borealis most often occurs near the equinoxes. The northern lights have had a number of names throughout history. The Cree call this phenomenon the "Dance of the Spirits". In Europe, in the Middle Ages, the auroras were commonly believed a sign from . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIXs6Sh0DKs
Things to do Take a Picture at The easternmost point of the continental European Union is situated by Ilomantsi's Lake Virmajärvi, 19 kilometres to the east of Hattuvaara. The world's first special spy museum Learn about top agents around the world, see old and new technical devices – some of which you can even try. Pyhä-Häkki National Park is one of the smallest National Parks in Finland. It is located in a sparsely populated area in Saarijärvi, northern part of Central Finland.
Moominworld is a theme park for children and families based on the books of beloved Finnish artist and storyteller, Tove Jansson. Turku Castle - dating back to the 1280s, is one of the most outstanding examples of Finland´s national heritage. Today the castle´s exhibitions not only illustrate the history of Turku and Finland but also show the dress, customs and interior decoration styles of past centuries.
Suomenlinna- A historic sea fortress, a popular attraction and a place where people live . The construction work began in the 1700s when Finland was part of the Kingdom of Sweden . Helsinki Zoo- Experience the whole world on one island! Korkeasaari is worth a visit at any time of the year: 80 per cent of the zoo´s animals don´t hibernate and indeed, the zoo has a special magic about it in the tranquillity of winter. Rock Church- This is built entirely underground and has a ceiling made of copper wire. The underground Rock Church is built inside of a massive block of natural granite in the middle of an ordinary residential square