Alert, alert, quirky competitions fans! What gets your blood pumping? Funny sports and weird competitions? If the answer is yes, and sports, fun and adventure is what makes you tick, then Finland is definitely a holiday destination for you! This beautiful country, just like a secret well-kept, may not be the world beater when you think of holidaying, but stay tuned as we are just about to unveil its not-to-be-missed moments!
Did you know that Finland ranks high in Guinness World Records of odd competitions? Practically anything can be turned into a sport there. One such sport, possibly quite expensive, though, is the World Cell Phone Throwing Championship. Rumour has it, it began as a test to prove the practical indestructibility of the famous old Nokia 3310. We are not sure, though, but it must be a lot of fun!!
Music has also found its place in weird Finnish championships. Let's admit it, we have all been there...We are passionate about music, simply love guitar riffs and even if we have no clue about playing an instrument, sometimes we just get carried away and rock out on an air guitar. Good news - now you can even win a prize for your performance, because in August you can take part in the Air Guitar World Championship!
Furthermore, what would a visit to Finland be without trying out the traditional sauna? Finns are famous for their love of sauna. To cool off, take part in various ice swimming competitions! If we have tickled your fancy, take a look at our infographic to find even more fun events.
And keep in mind: What happens in Finland, stays in Finland.