Welcome to Finland, the happiest country in the world. With lots of beautiful nature, a wonderful education system, a passionately burning love of saunas, and deep respect for their fellow human beings, Finns are truly great. And you’ll know that if you have any Finnish people in your social circles, dear Pandas.

However, the Finnish can also seem mysterious, even peculiar. For one, they stereotypically love being left alone and social interactions allegedly scare them more than the local wildlife, the biting cold, and the fairytale creatures that lurk in the dark. However, that’s just the tip of the iceberg of what it means to be a Finn, as presented by the ‘Finland Jokes’ Instagram page.

As you’re scrolling down and upvoting your favorite Finnish memes, don’t forget to read through Bored Panda’s interview about introversion and extroversion with Dr. Andrew Spark from the Queensland University of Technology in Australia.

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Ronit Mohan
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4 months ago

Finland is 70% forest

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Hannah Edwards
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4 months ago

Friendship goals!

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Hermione
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4 months ago

Clever.

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The ‘Finland Jokes’ page has been posting memes about what it’s like to be Finnish since way back in 2017. In the half-a-decade since then, the page has carved out a comfortable niche for itself on Instagram, having drawn in 73.1k followers.

Make sure to follow the account on Instagram if the jokes they post made you chuckle, dear Readers.

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Hannah Edwards
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4 months ago

That looks amazing!

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TmKhr
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4 months ago

You should see two of our neighbors. Real stalkers if you ask me 😆

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Hannah Edwards
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4 months ago

Upvoted for the Boston!

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Most of the memes showcase a slice of Finnish life. From their love of the cold and the great outdoors to learning to embrace the calm, the silence.

It is perhaps this stereotype about Finland, the deep introversion the country’s citizens supposedly live by, that is best known around the world. That and the sweet tooth they have for licorice in all of its forms.

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Otter
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4 months ago

I'm an American, and I'd rather have the island!

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Hannah Edwards
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4 months ago

England grinds to a halt if the snow is one snowflake deep.

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Dasha Slepenkina
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4 months ago

I'm Russian and grew up with a children's story in which to illustrate the characters going to a "cold place" they go to Lapland, which is a region in Finland.

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Bored Panda reached out to Dr. Spark from the Queensland University of Technology to have a chat about introversion and extroversion. We asked him about the upsides of extroversion and how introverts feel when pressured to act in a different way than their instincts tell them to.

The expert told us that there are several options that introverts can take to reduce the stress they feel when outside forces are pressuring them to act extroverted.

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Is This True? 🤠
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MyOpinionHasBeenServed
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4 months ago

LOL This is cute and very relatable by so many all over.

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Kesam
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4 months ago

Here in Norway, summer is the nicest week of the year. 😉

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Do You Like Saunas?
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Ronit Mohan
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4 months ago (edited)

Person 1: Which sauna Person 2: Down the street.

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“We can simply force ourselves to push through it and act out of character (i.e., to act more extroverted),” the expert suggested that powering through an uncomfortable situation is one way to deal with things.

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Hannah Edwards
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4 months ago

At least the pothole didn’t grow too.

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Kesam
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4 months ago

A sauna isn't a sauna without being drenched in other people's sweat. 😄

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Jasper Cool
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4 months ago

I miss my Nokia battery so much.

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According to Dr. Spark, there are scientifically proven benefits to being extroverted rather than introverted. It’s something that some people might not like hearing, of course. However, there’s also absolutely nothing wrong with being introverted either. Though, at the end of the day, different situations call for different behaviors and mindsets. In short, sometimes it’s very advantageous to act extroverted even if you want to be alone in the middle of a snowy forest.

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Mary Rose Kent
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4 months ago

WTF is going on in the top photo?

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Isabella
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4 months ago

Good old Nokia! 😄

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Charlotte A.
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4 months ago

I for one think it's very wise of them to travel inside the plane...

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“Many introverts don’t like hearing this—and I can understand that—but the science is quite clear. When we act extroverted, we experience more positive emotion,” he said, adding that this can, actually, make us feel more tired later on.

“However, if this idea [of pushing through] does not appeal to you (and there has been some research looking at why introverts don’t like the idea of acting extroverted), it may be a better idea to remove yourself from the situation or to reframe how you are thinking about yourself,” the expert told Bored Panda.

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Ronit Mohan
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4 months ago

Dark Metal Candy

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Kesam
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4 months ago (edited)

Anyone know where this is? Edit: found it. It's actually in Iceland (Elliðaey Island). Get some fact checkers, BP! 😉

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Raven Sheridan
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4 months ago

How on Earth do people meet, date and marry then?

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According to Dr. Spark, even being aware of the research on extroversion and introversion can help alleviate some of the stress that some people feel in situations they’re uncomfortable being in.

“As part of any such reframing effort, try to keep in mind that there is nothing inherently wrong with being an introvert, but you also have to be realistic and accept that there are certain situations that are better suited to either extroverted or introverted behavior,” the expert noted.

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troufaki13
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4 months ago

It's better to be happy inside and not show it, than the other way round... :/

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Okorie Jeremiah
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4 months ago

Sweden though 😁😁

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MyOpinionHasBeenServed
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4 months ago

Canadians can relate as well.

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“Take heart in knowing that we all have a lot more agency to act out of character if we really want to—and introverts have shown to be quite adaptable when it suits them,” Dr. Spark explained that we are far more flexible than we sometimes give ourselves credit for. Human beings are incredibly adaptable. Whether or not we’re comfortable with change is another question entirely.

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4 months ago

I'm from Minnesota. It's colder here than in Helsinki. We still go to school.

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Wistiti
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4 months ago

When you wait for the snow to thaw away before going back to the scene.

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Sky Render
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4 months ago

Perkele...

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Despite the Finnish having a reputation for enjoying being all by their lonesome, their country is actually widely known for its strong feelings of communal support. In fact, it’s one of the things that helped Finland rank as the happiest country in the world in 2021.

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MyOpinionHasBeenServed
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4 months ago

Except it's dark in the morning and dark by mid to late afternoon.

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Samantha Lomb
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4 months ago

Up hill in the snow both ways

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ADHORTATOR
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4 months ago

the Winter war in a nutshell

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Some other factors that contributed to Finland’s overall happiness index include a thoroughly transparent government with very little corruption, as well as the level of autonomy given to the country’s citizens. The Finns felt like they were free to make their own choices at all times.

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troufaki13
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4 months ago

How do they even survive in such cold weather??

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Auntriarch
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4 months ago

Bloody Vikings

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setsuriseikou
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4 months ago

One of the reasons I like our Russian winter much more than summer.

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Lotta
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4 months ago

I laughed way too hard for this!

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Vicious Insect (they/them)
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4 months ago

Yep

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MyOpinionHasBeenServed
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4 months ago

This will definitely be Winnipeg if the Jets ever win the Stanley Cup.

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Otter
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4 months ago

OMG!! You're England!

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MyOpinionHasBeenServed
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4 months ago

I kinda ... okay yeah, lol relatable here, too. But more like when it gets above -10C in April.

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Caro Caro
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4 months ago

Brilliant.

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MyOpinionHasBeenServed
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4 months ago

If I had to experience a long bout of not seeing the sun for a while I would do the same.

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TmKhr
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4 months ago

Actually there's just a little fence. Some random border guards every now and then.

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Colin L
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4 months ago

30°C is 86°F (for Americans and math-phobes)

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Daria Z
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4 months ago

This! So annoying lol

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Cactus McCoy
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4 months ago

That's one heck of a cow!

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name sake
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4 months ago

It's a former prison building, now a hotel in Katajanokka, Helsinki.

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Charlotte A.
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4 months ago

I'm starting to suspect the Finns like poking fun of us Swedes... 🤔

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Luther von Wolfen
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4 months ago

They didn't Finnish the stairs.

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MyOpinionHasBeenServed
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4 months ago

YASSS.

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TmKhr
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4 months ago

The best feeling

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Eevi
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4 months ago

Okay so the ones in bottom left and bottom right do have blood as their main ingredient. They are blood sausage (musta makkara) and blood pancake (veriletut). They are both served with lingonberry jam and they are delicious. The one in the middle that looks like poop is called "mämmi". It is traditional dessert that we serve with cream and sugar on Easter. It contains rye flour (not blood :D) and is in my opinion also delicious. The one in the top right is called "hernekeitto" (pea soup). It is traditionally served on Thursdays (because before reformation Friday was the day of not-eating in the Catholic culture, and we needed some nutritioning and cheap food the day before.) When you put some mustard in it it also tastes quite good. I have to admit I googled the one in the top left. It is in facr chocolate with fishs, from Finnish trademark Taiga, but it's not a common thing in Finland.

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