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Drawing strong influences both from its easterly neighbour, Russia, as well as from the West, Finland remains one of Europe’s most enigmatic countries. It’s a land best known for its laconic, pithy people with a penchant for kicking back in a sauna sans vêtements, and for its quirky and bizarre annual festivals – its strangeness is a good part of its charm. And while it’s far from a budgeteer’s paradise, there are definitely ways to save – that is, if you know where to drink.
Capital || Helsinki
Population || 5.4 million
Visits || March 2008 & November 2012