You left out longboats, braids on men, and Vikings. Don't you guys still plunder the English coastline on occasion?Continentals, north americans and english native speakers in general who aren't a rare "nordic-phile" have a strong tendency to, completely based on ignorance, belittle and dismiss nordic cultures. They think it's just ABBA, herring and 2 meter tall blonde sex freaks who speak with german or dutch accents.
Them's be fightin words F War.What the hell is so interesting about Finland? The whole country is boring, just like Australia, at least we have kangaroos and we speak English. Even Finland's only industry nokia is total failure.
Just like the rest of Europe, Finland is just another giant museum... except unlike France, no interesting sights and cold like Russia..
Rather go to Canada if I want a cold and boring country.