Practical Information


A foreign visitor does not need to have any uncertainties about being invited into someone’s home; he can expect a fairly relaxed and informal atmosphere, and bringing a bunch of flowers or a bottle of wine for the hosts is a good idea. A culturally slightly greater challenge is accepting an invitation to one of the innumerable summer cottages that dot the seashores and lakeshores of Finland. A guest is expected to dress casually and practically when going to a summer cottage. The best reward for the host is that the guest enjoys himself.