"Generally speaking, Finland is a country where considerable weight is attached to the spoken word — words are chosen carefully and for the purpose of delivering a message. Indeed, there are very few other culture-specific considerations that visitors need be aware of. Finns place great value on words, which is reflected in the tendency to say little and avoid ‘unnecessary’ small talk. As the Chinese proverb puts it, “Your speech should be better than silence, if not, be silent.”"
I like that. I suggest checking out the slides of the Aurora Borealis on Virtual Finland. Amazing! They say everyone should see them once in their lifetime. I agree. Whether viewed as fox tails stirring up snow, spirits playing football, or the sun meeting the earth, they are magnificent.