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Finland is a Nordic country bordering Sweden and Norway to the west and Russia to the east. Its capital, Helsinki, occupies a peninsula and surrounding islands in the Baltic Sea. Finland has been recently ranked as the happiest country in the world. During the winter, one can see the Northern Lights, and also experience the Polar night in the Northern parts of the country which are known as Lapland. It’s the darkest months of the year and for a few weeks, the sun does not rise above the horizon. And the opposite occurs during peak summer when the sun never sets, also known as the midnight sun. In folklore, Finland is said to be the home of Santa Claus and has a Santa village and Santa post office in the town of Rovaniemi. The forest coverage of Finland is about 75%, which is one of the highest in the world. In summers it is one of the best places to spot brown bears which are seen aplenty in forests around Oulu. For northern lights, it is touted as one of the best places in the world, and the northern laplands region is where the action happens.