IN FINLAND WE HAVE THIS THING CALLED…

This project aims to share the essence of the Finnish soul through informative
and funny videos and performances.

This project aims to share the essence of the Finnish soul through informative
and funny videos and performances.

In an 80’s TV commercial a very famous Finnish actor sits outside the sauna and eats sausage reflecting on what it is to be a Finn.

His only line is “In Finland we have this thing called reilu meininki“ which translates to “fair play”. He refers to the taste of the product and the big pieces of sausage on his sandwich.

“In Finland we have this thing called“ has since become an colloquially universal saying, where the last part is interchangeable to anything Finnish. This project aims to share the essence of the Finnish soul through informative and humanistic videos and performances.

We hope you learn something new about our fantastic country!
If you still haven’t visited, do it now, and if you already have, welcome back…

FINLAND

Finland, officially the Republic of Finland is a country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Norway to the north, Sweden to the northwest, and Russia to the east

Finland is a Nordic country and is situated in the geographical region of Fennoscandia. The capital and largest city is Helsinki. Other major cities are Espoo, Vantaa, Tampere, Oulu and Turku.

Finland’s population is 5.52 million and the majority of the population is concentrated in the southern region.

87.6% of the population is Finnish and speaks Finnish, a Uralic language unrelated to the Scandinavian languages; next come the Finland-Swedes (5.2%).

Sami language has an official language status in the north, in Lapland or in northern Lapland, where the Sami people predominate, numbering around 7,000 and recognized as an indigenous people.

Finland is the eighth-largest country in Europe and the most sparsely populated country in the European Union.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finland

IN THIS PICTURE THERE ARE 7 DISTINCTLY FINNISH THINGS.

CAN YOU NAME THEM ALL?

SCROLL DOWN TO REVEAL ANSWERS

THIS IS A SMALL SELECTION OF UNIQUE FINNISH WORDS – WE AIM TO INCLUDE AROUND 100 OF THEM IN THIS PROJECT

HAJURAKO

Keeping enough distance to the next person

KALSARIKÄNNIT

Drinking by yourself, in your underpants

RALLIENGLANTI

English with Finnish pronounciation, usually by race car drivers/athletes

AIKUISPAKKAUS

A package given to young adults moving away from home for the first time

AVANTO

Making a hole in ice and bathing in the relatively cold water, usually after sauna

YÖKYÖPELI

Staying up in the middle of the night.

ASTIAKAAPPI

A cupboard where your dishes dry

SIPSIKALJAVEGAANI

A junk food vegan

#TORILLATAVATAAN

Whenever Finland does/wins something, Finns meet at the centre square

PIILOVITTUILU

The basic form of Finnish passive-aggressive communication

NAKKIKONE

Sausage machine, someone who always has to do the unwanted jobs

HÖLÖKYNKÖLÖKYN

A very Finnish way of saying cheers

HUITHAPELI

A person without clarity and direction

PUNAKÄRPÄSSIENI

Red fly mushroom, that makes reindeers fly

ILMAVEIVI

A legendary ice hockey move that put Mikael Granlund on the map

KUSILUIKKARIT

Plastic slippers most Finnish men have worn in the army

KARJALANPIIRAKKA

One of the few real Finnish foods, from an area that doesn’t belong to Finland anymore

TUPPISUU

Someone quiet and restrained (like most Finns)

VIDEOS

We have created these videos explaining the strange and amazing things of Finland, for your amusement.
Take a look here of a few examples here:

Watch them all at:

Facebook
YouTube
Instagram

CORPORATE

Looking for program for your next event? Something educational AND entertaining?
The corporate version consists of 5-20 minute performances, in one or several parts.
Can be part of hosting/ emceeing the event or as a standalone program
Great for international conferences or congresses.

info(a)wehave.fi

+358 400 227 173

TEAM

CHRISTOFFER WEISS

PRODUCER/PERFORMER

- Freelance actor (BfA TEAK Helsinki)
- Live event producer, keynote speaker,
performance coach, NLP Master practitioner,
Kundalini Reiki master, Yoga teacher
- Host, moderator, conferencier

RAY ZAMBINO

LEAD WRITER

- Stand up comedian from Scotland since 2011
- Written for the BBC and Theatre sketch
shows in Finland (TUHANSIEN ÄMPÄRIEN MAA)
- Has lived in Finland for over 5 years

TOMI WALAMIES

WRITER

- Stand up comic since 2004
- Performer, Mad Cook Show
- Writer for Yleleaks, Noin Viikon Uutiset,
Uutisvuoto

www.visitfinland.com
www.finland.fi
www.findikaattori.fi/en
www.businessfinland.fi
www.um.fi/entering-finland
www.finnair.fi
www.vr.fi
www.matkahuolto.fi
www.sokoshotels.fi/en
www.myhelsinki.fi/en

The Official Travel Guide of Finland
Things you should and should now know about Finland
Interesting facts and stats about Finland
Do business with and in Finland
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland (Visa’s etc)
Finland’s home airline
Travel in Finland on time and in style with the state run railway
To take you where the trains don’t run
Classy and conveniently located hotels all over Finland
Events and sights in Helsinki

www.visitfinland.com

The Official Travel Guide of Finland

www.finland.fi

Things you should and should now know about Finland

www.findikaattori.fi/en

Interesting facts and stats about Finland

www.businessfinland.fi

Do business with and in Finland

www.um.fi/entering-finland

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland (Visa’s etc)

www.finnair.fi

Finland’s home airline

www.vr.fi

Travel in Finland on time and in style with the state run railway

www.matkahuolto.fi

To take you where the trains don’t run

www.sokoshotels.fi/en

Classy and conveniently located hotels all over Finland

www.myhelsinki.fi/en

Events and sights in Helsinki

CONTACT

Contact us for questions about Finland, booking for corporate events,
ideas for new videos or any kind of partnerships. Use the form below or send an email to:

info(a)wehave.fi

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