The heatwave is gone and a record high-temperature month is behind us, but August is just starting with even more pleasant weather forecasted. For those who still have some vacation left; here are 5 tips for an eco-friendly end of summer so you can enjoy the rest of your summer in the greenest way possible.
The Northern Baltic region that is Finland, is certainly a beautiful country to visit, with plenty of culture attached to it. Whether you decide to visit here for business or pleasure, you should be happy to hear that there are so many underrated things to know about the region here.
As the globe is moving out of the pandemic era week by week, many believe that the society will never be the same. The way we live, work, socialise and travel may have changed for good. Many of the changes are in fact considered positive and progressive. One of these, on which not every one agrees is remote working.
A lot has changed during the last 12 months. People are spending more time at home and the internet has evolved from being a luxury to a basic necessity of life due to the rise of remote working, distance learning and online grocery shopping.
As so many aspects of our lives have been affected and altered by the sudden shift to digital, it is fair to say that our perceptions of what is possible have changed with it.
The number of fatal water accidents decreased significantly in 2020. 30 people died in water transport. Most accidents occurred when a rowing boat or small motorboat capsized or tilted. The use of life jackets is one of the most effective ways to prevent drowning deaths in waterborne traffic.
In 2020, there were a total of 2,204 waterborne accidents.
“Do we still remember that wonderful feeling of excitement and anticipation related to the Mid Summer period and summer celebrations in general? Kasarmitori Summer will celebrate freedom and safe opportunities to meet others,” says Linda Bergroth, who designed the look and layout of the concept with WSP experts.
Even the streets leading to the terrace will get visitors ready to celebrate and enjoy summer,
Accidents caused by bad driving conditions have been a talking point again this winter. People tend to forget the instructions taught in driving school, and the weather conditions can surprise drivers during driving. The speed limits differ in Finland depending on whether it is winter or summer. During the winter, the roads are often slippery. Ice and snow make braking distances considerably longer. For that reason, the speed limits are also lowered for winter.
Each year the UN releases a World Happiness Report showing which are the best countries to live in the world. 2020's version has seen Finland come out in the top spot again – that is for the fourth year running! Pipping countries like Denmark, Switzerland, and Iceland to the post, Finland has emerged triumphant once more. This is naturally an excellent result for the country and shows just what a great place it is to live.
A survey commissioned by Pohjola Insurance indicates that people in Finland are currently dreaming of everyday things. In addition to spring cleaning, they have set their sights on a holiday at a cabin and doing something concrete with friends and family.
Pohjola Insurance commissioned a survey on the bucket lists people in Finland currently have. More than 70 per cent of their dreams this year have to do with wellbeing and a better life.
For Finland, winter is the longest season, lasting for roughly one hundred days in the southwestern region of the country and roughly two hundred days in Lapland. Close to the Arctic Circle, there are also of course polar nights which involve days of complete darkness.
As a result of these cold and dark nights, Finns have adapted to indoor leisure over the centuries.