Finland is a cold country in northeast Europe that is full of forests and lakes. In the north are the Saami nomads, and the Finns live in the south, the Swedes on the western coasts and islands, and Russians and Karelians to the east. The Finns, Saami, and the Karelians are related to the Estonians, Hungarians, and Uralic peoples.
The Finns used to be several tribes that had a different culture than the Norse and the Scandinavians, and then the Norse conquered them and later introduced Christianity. It became Protestant, and was contested between Swedish, Russian/Soviet, and Nazi German rule in the following centuries, before it regained its independence.
The Finns had a heritage of poetry and mythology (such as the Kalevala and the restored Suomenusko native religion), and they are well-known for their saunas, ballet, classical culture, Nokia phones, and Angry Birds.