Leisure Time and Meeting Others
Leisure time is important for the Finnish people. The daily newspapers informs on events occurring during the day. Information regarding local events can also be found on your town's or municipality's webpage.
The possibilities to study in Finland are many. The Adult Education Center arrange courses to a favorable price. You can take courses in language, cooking, handicraft, music, exercise etc.
The Finnish people read a lot and therefore Finland has many libraries. You can lend books from the library for free. The libraries have books and magazines in different languages. The library card is free and you can get one at the library.
On your leisure time you can go to a museum, the theater or the cinema. The movies are always showed in their original language with Finnish and Swedish subtitles, not dubbed.
Many organizations, such as the Finnish Red Cross, arrange activities for people from different cultures. A lot of newcomers have also founded their own associations.
Read more about leisure time activities at:
- Nykarleby (in Swedish and Finnish)
- Pedersöre (in Swedish and Finnish)
- Larsmo (in Swedish and Finnish)