12 quirky reasons to visit Finland in 2023 By Paul Johnson on Jan 18, 2023 in Europe, Events, Finland, Fun Stuff, Regions, Travel Miscellany, Western Europe
From playing air guitar to sauna-heating and wife-carrying competitions, here’s our list of unconventional events celebrating Finland that will take you to new places and experiences – and put a smile on your face in the World’s Happiest Country.
On the topic of knitting, Finland loves its wool socks. As the Nordic nation is also known for its famous runners, what better than running in woolen socks on snowy trails through the forests? The annual Woolsock Run Finnish Championship features competitions of different lengths ranging from 3k to 6k and 12k, with on-site essentials such as hot juice and soup, and tickets to the local swimming hall where participants can warm up in the sauna, the world-renowned Finnish steam bath.
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