Aside from images of Finland’s Laplands we didn’t have much of a mental image of Finland. We’ve met people from all over the world, but neither of us can recall meeting a Finnish person. So when we visualized the country it was mostly blank, and we had little expectations of the furthest east Scandanavian country. We chose Helsinki in part because it made sense flightwise, but also to finish up traveling to all of Scandanavia. Continue reading