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What Do You Think About Finnish People?  
User currently offlineNurminen From Finland, joined Dec 2000, 93 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 12598 times:

Hi everybody!

I am from Finland, and I want to know what do you know about finnish people?Nokia mobilephones are from Finland and Finnair is one of the best airline in the world and Helsinki Airport was the best airport in 1998 and it's still amazing.
Finland is very beautiful too and things are allright!

So,what du u think about us?Tell everything you think?

This is also some kind of investigation to my school!


PS.Have you seen Finnair's new livery?It's nice.

48 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
User currently offlineTWAneedsNOhelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 12469 times:

I was in Helsinki for a day about 5 years ago. I guess I liked it. Clean city, I think the women were allright, modern, etc...

What does Finland have? Nokia, thats right. Marimeko, the women's clothing. Finnair, never flown them.

New livery is very European though.

User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 12465 times:

Never been there but I would like to visit Helsinki. If all the Finnish people are like the Finns on this forum, then Finland is full of great, easy going people. I hear the scenery in Finland is spectacular also. The only thing bad about Finland is that they dont have any decent football teams. Otherwise I guess its a great country.

When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineCstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 12462 times:

Paavo Nurmi
Hannes Kolehmainen
Lasse Viren

Great distance runners...  Big thumbs up

Must be the reindeer milk...or blood doping--only joking! Big grin

User currently offlineNurminen From Finland, joined Dec 2000, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 12458 times:

Thanx for replies!I need more, but TWAneedsNOhelp and GKirk were cool.Helsi9nki is clean .......THANX FOR REPLIES!

User currently offlineOO-VEG From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 1081 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 12459 times:

Isn't Santa Clauss from Finland??? Well if so that should say enough about the Finnish people.

Ok now serious: I never met Finnish people but I think they are OK, they have such a nive scandinavian language just like the Swedish, Danish and people from Norway.

User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 377 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 12458 times:

Theyre the most friendly people in Europe Smile

.....up there with the best!
User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 12450 times:

My link to Finland is through my Girlfriend Big grin

Yes, been to HEL many times, it IS very clean and pleasant, as are the people. It can get a little nippy though!

Have taken the ferry over to Tallinn which I also enjoyed thoroughly.

One of my favourite things about Helsinki are the Cafes. Finnish people love coffee, as I found out. I felt at home right away!! They're also into TANGO, which I was very surprised to find out-as I am half-argentine myself, I was pretty amazed at some of their dancing skills!!

And now aviation;
Every time I visit HEL it seems to be so empty (nothing against that), but I find trouble trying to find any a/c as we taxi in to the gate. I've flown AY once from MAN via ARN. Service was excellent, for an airline I'd never flown before.

I usually fly with BA though, as I'm in the Executive Club, and they fly in at OK times.

Nice place.

User currently offlineKLM747 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 669 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days ago) and read 12449 times:

Finnish people are really nice! I have been there a long time ago, and they are great.

KLM747 Big grin

User currently offlineUs330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3871 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (13 years 7 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 12425 times:

All I know is that they produce great hockey players, and hot babes Big grin

User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2452 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (13 years 7 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 12429 times:

I went to Finland in 1998. I flew from JFK to HEL on a AY MD11. I had a good flight with AY, service was good and arrived on time (full flight). I have to say that HEL Vantaa is a very beautiful airport. Being from Mexico, we have very ugly airports, but HEL really amazed me. Helsinki, the city, is a little bit small (remember I live in one of the biggest cities in the world) but efficient and clean. I remember shopping in a mall called Itakescus (correct my spelling) and visiting downtown. I also liked the Radisson SAS hotel I stay in.
My cousin has a Finnish friend and many estonian friends, so we also went to Tallinn. About Finnish people, I think they are very frindly and you can get along with them quite well.

Hope this helps.


User currently offlineTWAneedsNOhelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 7 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 12416 times:

Ok, memories are coming back...

Of Helsinki, I remember the train station, with the two giant statues on either side holding the lights at the entrance, I thought enough of it to take a picture.

I also remember Senate Square which was pretty. And some church, very modern with like a round dome over the top, Church of the Rock or something it was called.

Yes, we also went to Tallinn, which was very cool, because this was 4 or 5 years after their independence from USSR, so the city and country were gradually developing themselves into a capitalistic society. Remember visiting the US Embassy (a floor in an office building), remember the city's finnest hotel, and some other random stuff.

All in all, a fabulous trip.


User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5482 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (13 years 7 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 12414 times:

Good hockey players, hot babes... I love finnish people Big grin Big grin Big grin

Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineSophieMaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (13 years 7 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 12413 times:

I'm sorry to say I know nothing about Finland or the Finnish. I do have a Nokia phone though.

User currently offlineChristianbothe From Germany, joined Jan 2000, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 7 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 12400 times:

Is it really like shown in the Aki Kaurismäki movies? If it is, I think I like it.
 Smile/happy/getting dizzy christian

User currently offlineOH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 19
Reply 15, posted (13 years 7 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 12395 times:

Rojo: Yes... the Itäkeskus, the largest mall in the Scandinavian countries, I've been there several times when I've been to Finland.

Christianbothe: I wouldn't know about the Aki Kaurismäki movies, but without seeing any of them I'll say sure, Finland's a great country!

Although I'm half Finnish I do have a certain impartiality to Finland Big grin I think it's a really nice place. I'm looking forward to the rye bread with Oltermanni cheese, Aurinko Jaffa (orange soft drink), and Tupla candy bars... ohhh they're all soo good!


Head in the clouds... yet feet planted firmly on the ground.
User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 51
Reply 16, posted (13 years 7 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 12392 times:

I've been to Helsinki (Helsingfors in Swedish). The Finns are very nice and hard-working. Helsinki struck me as very modern, much like Stockholm. I know the Finnish language is not of the Indo-European family of languages and as such is not related to English, the Germanic languages (including Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, etc.) and the Romance languages (French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, etc.). It is of the Finno-Ugric family of languages, which includes Estonian and Hungarian. The name of Finland in Finnish is "Suomi."

All of the 5 Nordic countries' flags are horizontal crosses. Finland's is a light blue cross on white field. Finland is a part of the Nordic Council. The 5 Nordic countries are Iceland (Island), Norway (Norge), Denmark (Danmark), Sweden (Sverige), and Finland (Suomi). I don't know if Estonia has joined the Nordic council, but its culture is very similar to Finland's.

Much of Finland's territory was taken by the Soviet Union during the early 1900's. Northern Finland is called Lappland.

Well, that's about all I know of Finland.

An unexamined life isn't worth living.
User currently offlineRtuvey From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 7 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 12383 times:

Dear Nurminen,
We know so little about the Finnish people. Tell the world more about yourselves.
We know that you stood up to the Russian army in World War 2.
We regard you as being as brave as the Poles, but we know very little else about you.
Shout, Nurminen!

User currently offlineNurminen From Finland, joined Dec 2000, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (13 years 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 12369 times:

Thanx so much for replies!
That's nice how you know about Finland and Finnish people!Thanx!!!!!

For Christianbothe:

Life we have here in Finland is not so fun all the time.
I have not seen much Aki Kaurismäki's movies, but I know something about them.Some of us have good humor (I have) and we all have good life here.....
Yes and we have many good hockey players in NHL, Teemu Selänne, Saku Koivu, Jyrki Lumme, Antti Laaksonen, Kai Nurminen......and goalkeeper Jani Hurme too.Helsinki Airport was the best airport in the world in 1998 and Finnair is also one of the best airlines in the world.I can write more info soon,maybe here.......Just check this forum out soon!Bye!

PS:Sash! is very good!

For Rtuvey:

So, we make mobilephones called Nokia, which are maybe the most famous mobilephones in the world!
Do you use Nokia?I have to say same thing as to Christianbothe !!!!!!


You know a lot of about Finland,that's cool!

User currently offlineSteman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1387 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (13 years 7 months 22 hours ago) and read 12368 times:

Hey Nurminen,
I've never been in Finland and never met someone from there.
I live in Rome-Italy and what I know of Finland is that is home of two of my worst enemy: Nokia (I work for Ericsson) and Mika Hakkinen ( I am a Ferrari fan).

Hehe, just kidding.
I'd love to visit Finland and I think Finnish are kind, nice and cute too (both male and female).
I would enjoy so much you climate! Yes, I am Italian but I like the Nordic climate.



User currently offlineClimbout From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 7 months 15 hours ago) and read 12348 times:

Well, while we're on the subject, I'd like to know what Finnish people think about people of color? I'd love to visit Finland, Iceland, Norway, ect.. one day, however, being a black female, I don't know if it's a good idea or not. Well, does any one know? Any blacks traveled to any of the Nordic countries lately? What will I be up against? Please share your stories.


User currently offlineJoona From Finland, joined May 2001, 1038 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (13 years 7 months 7 hours ago) and read 12337 times:

Hi Climbout

Personally, I have nothing against black or any other colored people. In fact, I have a black friend  Smile But....there are lots (and I really mean lots) of racist people in Finland.


1740 days idle. Beat that.
User currently offlineJoona From Finland, joined May 2001, 1038 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (13 years 7 months 7 hours ago) and read 12339 times:

I don't find it very nice to get your country being praised by praising it yourself. The feeling I get from your messages is "The Finland is great! It's the best country in the world etc..." Sure, you could ask others to tell what they know about Finland / Finnish people, but, do not start telling how great your country is.

Btw, personally, I don't find Finland a very nice country. Lived here my whole life, but still......I do have been thinking of moving to some other country. Personally, I'd like to move to Canada...well, this is only my opinion, but I do know people who agree about my opinion of your messages...

PS. Aika törkeätä yrittää hankkia omalle maalle kehuja kehumalla sitä itse.


1740 days idle. Beat that.
User currently offlineNurminen From Finland, joined Dec 2000, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (13 years 7 months 6 hours ago) and read 12330 times:


Hi!I live in Salo (it's quite a big city) and here is a lot of somali people.One is called Abdiqani and it's my good friend.Of course we have racism, but if you go to Helsinki, you see black people walking on the streets.
If you want see clean Helsinki, just fly here!

Matti Nurminen

User currently offlineClimbout From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 12331 times:

Thank you Nurminen and Joona!

Well, I guess there's racism every where you go. Since my goal is to travel to off beat areas, I find myself very concerned about how I will be treated. It's too bad I have to ask this type of question, but it is a real concerned. There are even places in the United States where I am not welcome. Sad, but reality. I wanted to go to Iceland one year, but the trip involved staying in local guest houses/farms. And the odds of the locals ever having a black in their home are probably slim to none! Didn't want to risk not being allowed to stay. But you know what, one day I'm just gonna do it anyway. Heck, you only live once, and plan on seeing the Lord's glory before I leave this earth. So, I look foward to boarding a Finnair MD11 in the not so distant future.


25 Nurminen : Welcome to Finland! heh heh..... Guess what,yesterday I saw black man working in Hesburger!Yeah.... (Hesburger is a hamburger restaurant)
26 TM : My last vacation to Europe included Helsinki. We took the Viking Line from Stockholm (aka Baltic Booze Cruise) which was a blast. I found the Finns to
27 OH-LGA : Hesburger!!!! I haven't actually purchased anything from there but a 2nd cousin of mine used to work at the one in Kotka I think... and when I was the
28 Xtristarx : THEY ROCK...i mean they have bands like the LENINGRAD COWBOYS or ELEKÄLEISET, than they have damn good movie makers like the fantastic Kaurismäkki b
29 Ilyushin96M : I was in Savonlinna, Helsinki and Turku quite awhile back, in 1992, when I was still living in St. Petersburg, Russia. My parents and I took the Sibel
30 TM : OH_LGA - I'm sure I just had bad food luck. Or I was having a huge cultural misunderstanding. Every culture has nasty food, not just us Americans! Did
31 TWAneedsNOhelp : Theres a Finnish girl in one my clases at school. I can;t remember her name, (I know her though), but no offense she is really unattractive. Climbout,
32 Nurminen : So, thanx for the replies again! I think Finnish food is really good,of course, because I am finn. There are a lot of African people came as exile to
33 Neder99 : Climbout: Travelling in the Nordic countries as a person of colour is really no problem. Yes, there is racism in places, but only with a few narrow-mi
34 Alle : OH-LGA I think i have seen Lörtsy's at the Market square in Helsinki, but i am not sure. Regards Alexander Holst Helsinki, Finland ICQ 94604005
35 CPDC10-30 : All I know is that Finns hate Swedes and vice-versa.
36 Post contains images Joona : I agree with you about Detroit Red Wings being the best team in the NHL.......too bad they sold Larionov.....I remember the "Russian Five" they used t
37 Joona : Sure, those Lörtsys are sold in many markets around Finland, but only those fresh ones, which can be bought at the squares in the Savo regions of Fin
38 Post contains images OH-LGA : Joona: All too true... even as close as Jyveskylä the lörtsys aren't nice and fresh... like the kind you get when they are hot and fresh from the Sa
39 Post contains images RayChuang : Let's just hope the Finns don't like lutefisk. I just can't figure out why much of Scandinavia likes the stuff. By the way, I believe that Tallinn is
40 Nurminen : Yes, we have ferry service called "Tallink" and it goes daily between Helsinki and Tallinn. We have also some kind of passenger copters,but they are q
41 CPDC10-30 : Igor Larionov was traded back to Detroit earlier this year.
42 Post contains images Joona : CPCD10-30: He was?!?! YEESSS!!! GREAT!! Haven't been so much into the NHL very much this season, so I might have lost something. However, I do check o
43 Climbout : Thanks guys! I am Looking foward to my trip to Finland and Iceland in the not so distant future!
44 Post contains images SAS_A330-300 : What I am thinking of the Finnish peolpe? I just feel sad for you. Beacause of that which happend in Lahti.
45 Nurminen : yeah..That was sad...I mean that Lahti happening....... But I have cool news for you too: Janne Virtanen is the strongest man in the world now! he won
46 Post contains images Alle : I hate the Finnish skiers, why did they let us down , first Isometsä( ) then Immonen( ), and now there's a rumor about Kirvesniemi( ) and Jauho( ) to
47 Joona : Don't forget....Mika Myllylae confessed of using that plasmaex.....???? Z
48 Nurminen : THANX FOR THE COOL REPLIES! I know everyone likes Finland,almost all....heheh....!!!!
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