Three times more people in Finland take holidays in July than any other month.
The average Finnish household spends 1,300 euros during a month of vacation, or about 65 euros a day.
The weather is statistically optimum during the school holidays (June through early/mid-August). If the dates were shifted to later as some suggest, there would be more rainy days on average.
Strawberries symbolise the Nordic summer. Studies indicate they can slow ageing and support coronary health.
Did you know that there are about 200 seeds on the surface of each strawberry?
Even in the shade, your skin is exposed to half the UV radiation on a bright day.
Sunblock is always recommended, but especially if your shadow appears longer than your body.
Ice cream was first made from snow and fruit juice in China 3,000 years ago.
Each year, the average person in Finland eats over 12 litres of ice cream – more than a bucketful.
Can you swim? One in three adults in Finland cannot.
If you can swim 200 metres, 50 of those on your back, you're officially classified as being able to swim.
One in 10 people in Finland owns a summer cottage. Only six percent of them are under 40, though.
Some 130,000 lightning-bolts strike the country each year, but only six people have been killed by lightning since 2000.