About Finland : The Finland is consists of large forests, thousands of lakes, rivers, and extensive areas of marshland. After the end of the last ice age about 7,000 BC the first humans arrived in Finland. The earliest Finns were the hunters and the gatherers. The people of Finland lived by farming after 2,500 B.C. They learned to make weapons and tools from bronze about 1500 B.C. About 500 BC they learned to use iron.