1. Spend a day floating on a river with 5,000 other party animals.
You, a bunch of friends, and lots of beer floating down the river on a rubber boat. Add thousands more people and a hot summer day and you have the craziest Finnish party (and a near-death experience — alcohol and large bodies of water don’t mix too well). Kaljakellunta or Beer Floating does not have official organizers. Instead, every year the date is decided on social media and the word spreads all over Finland like an STD on a college campus.
Rubber-craft hopping to do some socializing with the guys nearby might seem like a good idea, but, from experience, I can guarantee that, one way or another, you’ll end up in the water.