Finland Destination Guide & Country Overview
Republic of Finland | Suomen Tasavalta (Finnish) | Republiken Finland (Swedish)
Finland is located in Northern Europe, between Sweden to its west and Russia to its east. It has a long maritime border, including the Gulf of Bothnia, Gulf of Finland, and the great Baltic Sea. It is often referred to as a Scandinavian country, though technically it is not on the Scandinavian Peninsula; to group it with its Nordic siblings, it is said to be part of the greater Fennoscandia (Fenno-Scandinavia) – the Fennoscandian Peninsula.
On 20 March 2017, the United Nations declared their “International Day of Happiness” and released a related “World Happiness Report” rating countries from happiest to saddest. Finland came in at #5!