Finland isn't part of Scandinavia. You are a mediocre poster at best.
Maybe according to the way you see the region. How a non-political area like that is defined is determined by cultural and individual perception. Finland is often included in "Scandinavia", as are Iceland and the Faroe Islands.
If you exclude Finland from a definition of Scandinavia, then it would either be on a basis of physical geography (i.e, not being on the Scandinavian Peninsula, in which case you must exclude Denmark, as well as Iceland and the Faroe Islands), or on a cultural basis, as Finnish is a non-"Scandinavian" (Northern Germanic) language (it's Uralic). In that case, you must also exclude Sami people that live in large parts of Sweden and Norway.
Edit: I could never remember if "Sami" or "Lapp" was the derogatory term. Turns out it's the former.
I'd also be interested in hearing what people in that region have to say.
Edited by thecoffeecake, 19 February 2014 - 04:23 PM.