Is Finland considered part of Scandinavia?
- Finland isn't a part of Scandinavia but of Fenno-Scandinavia. It is also one of the Nordic countries. It's as natural for people from Denmark, Sweden and Norway to be called Scandinavians as it is for any European to be called European.
The other point that helps explain why is Finland not considered a Scandinavian country is that, despite all those years of Swedish control and colonization, and the adoption of Swedish as one of Finland’s national languages, the land area the colonizing Swedes occupied is relatively tiny compared to the vast size of the country as a whole.
- Kurt Brighton
As is often the case, it depends. Geographically, Finland could be considered Scandinavian and at one time was a part of the Swedish Kingdom. Most Finns are Lutherans, as Scandinavians used to be.
Jun 07, 2021 · The other point that helps explain why is Finland not considered a Scandinavian country is that, despite all those years of Swedish control and colonization, and the adoption of Swedish as one of Finland’s national languages, the land area the colonizing Swedes occupied is relatively tiny compared to the vast size of ….
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Answer (1 of 48): The concepts in different languages frequently don´t match each other. We who live here in Finland, Iceland. Denmark, Norway and Sweden find we share the culture and history etc. E g Finland was a part of the huge Kingdom of Sweden, with the capital Stockholm in the centre; afte...
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- Finns are by far the weirdest of the Nordics. So you know those stereotypes I was talking about? Norwegians are made fun of for being filthy rich, lazy, and too attached to their skis, Swedes are said to be painfully politically correct and addicted to tanning, while Danes are teased for being loud and impossible to understand.
- You visit a Finnish home and instead of putting on the kettle for some tea your host turns on the sauna. Because yeah, I totally want to sit in a painfully hot room for an hour, thanks, Finland.
- Oh, and you’re going to have to be naked. It’s definitely part of a sinister plan. As my friend Rachel described it, sitting naked next to someone is a very effective way to remove all the barriers.
- And then they make you jump in an icy lake. You can’t breathe and are pretty sure you’re about to die. Except that when you get out you’re filled with such a rush from jumping in that you want to go back in the sauna and jump in the lake all over again!