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This Tourism Sign Proves Finland Should Be Renamed Banterland

This Tourism Sign Proves Finland Should Be Renamed Banterland

I've never been to Helsinki, but after seeing the signs people have been putting up there for tourists I'm starting to think it might be worth a visit.

Helsinki's average temperature was a frosty 1 degree Celsius last month.

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With that in mind, some hilarious dudes decide to congratulate any tourists who had been brave enough to make the journey to the Finnish capital with this sign...


Image credit: Slush

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In a post on Reddit on Monday evening, a user shared this image of a welcome sign they had seen hanging outside Helsinki airport.

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It was created by the Slush tech conference, which was held in Helsinki last week.

Marianne Vikkula, CEO at Slush told the Independent: With only few hours of sunlight during November, and lots of muddy slush on the ground, Helsinki in November is weather-wise probably the worst possible place you can imagine. It's dark, wet and cold.

"It is quite difficult to promote our otherwise lovely capital. You might have seen photos of beautiful snowbanks - well, you don't usually find them in Helsinki (they're in Lapland). We at Slush have always been about originality and honesty, so we try to take the best out of the shitty weather."

To be fair on the city, Helsinki boasted 3.5 million overnight stays by tourists in 2015. And we bet it's not that bad in the winter months.

Teemu Tainio, Finland's greatest export ever. Featured image credit: PA

Topics: Finland

James Dawson

James Dawson is a Journalist at LADbible. He has contributed articles to LADbible’s ‘Knowing Me, Knowing EU’ series on the EU referendum, the 'Electoral Dysfunction' series on the 2017 general election, the ‘U OK M8?’ series tackling mental health amongst young men, and for its ‘Climate Change’ initiative in partnership with National Geographic.