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HEI, I’M VARPU!

The founder of Her Finland, a Finnish MSc and cinnamon bun expert.

I help you experience Finland like a local, get to know the Finnish language and travel in my home country like a pro!

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Travel Planning

How to Pick the Best Finland Guide Book (TOP 5 by a Finn)

How to Pick the Best Finland Guide Book (TOP 5 by a Finn)

When it comes to finding a Finland guide book, there are surprisingly many options even though Finland isn’t the most popular travel destination. As my mission is to help you with all things Finnish, I have spent the last couple of weeks researching the most popular Finland guide books on the market.

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Cold Weather Beauty Hacks & Essentials from Finland

Cold Weather Beauty Hacks & Essentials from Finland

Many people might not realize that with freezing temperatures, we don’t just have to make sure that we have enough clothes. We must take extra good care of our skin, too. Especially us women because our skin is thin. Let me tell you the best winter beauty hacks and essentials from Finland!

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Lapland Packing List: What to Pack for Winter Finland?

Lapland Packing List: What to Pack for Winter Finland?

Are you feeling excited but a tiny bit worried about how to be prepared for the Finnish winter? Getting ready for another climate is difficult. I bet the most headache is due to the winter’s extreme cold, right? This post aims to give you a massive sigh of relief!

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Finnish Language

20 Sweet Ways to Say I Love You in Finnish

20 Sweet Ways to Say I Love You in Finnish

Woohoo! You have a Finnish sweetheart and you are ready to let the cat out of the bag by saying your true feelings. So, what’s the best way to say “I love you” in Finnish? How Finns go about this topic in general? I’ve got you covered! This article goes through twenty...

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15+ Famous Finnish Sayings about Life that Will Inspire You

15+ Famous Finnish Sayings about Life that Will Inspire You

The Finnish language is full of sayings and wisdom. I feel that Finnish proverbs are the backbone of the Finnish culture because they offer a way of saying your thoughts without being too pushy. Finns hate to be pushy! help you understand others help you do the right...

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Quick Guide to Finnish Language Basics

Quick Guide to Finnish Language Basics

Finnish language basics are fascinating for two reasons. First, Finnish seems so random to most people. Second, the language explains many hidden cultural things. I think it's always a good idea to learn a little bit about the language of any country if the...

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Finnish Food

The Classic and Simple Finnish Salmon Soup

The Classic and Simple Finnish Salmon Soup

The Finnish salmon soup (lohikeitto, in Finnish) is the perfect soup. It’s like the little black dress of Finnish cuisine. At the same time, a salmon soup is easy home cooking, super healthy and suitable for any event. In this household, it's the go-to recipe for busy...

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7 Finnish Foods to Try at a Grocery Store

7 Finnish Foods to Try at a Grocery Store

Are you on a quest to find some amazing Finnish foods in a grocery store and puzzled by the options? Let a Finn help you out! As a fellow foodie, I've collected here seven Finnish foods you should taste when you are in Finland. Does that sound good? Psst... Follow me...

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Finnish Culture

10 Reasons to Love a Finnish Man

10 Reasons to Love a Finnish Man

Loving a Finnish man is awesome. Take it from the horse's mouth. This topic needs no further introduction, l will happily prove my point with ten reasons! Ten Reasons to Love a Finnish Man #1 Housework They participate in plenty of housework. (My) empiric studies show...

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Finnish Sauna Etiquette – How to Do Sauna Like a Finn!

Finnish Sauna Etiquette – How to Do Sauna Like a Finn!

The Finnish sauna etiquette may feel like a mystery before your first visit to Finland. It's totally understandable if the whole Finnish sauna culture in general sounds intimidating. There might be several questions on your mind! Seriously, are you naked in a sauna,...

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30 Cultural Facts on Finland that Help You Understand Finns

30 Cultural Facts on Finland that Help You Understand Finns

It is the culture that makes a place unique and, as we are talking about Finland here, a little bit weird. It is the culture that makes you say what? Whaaat?! I feel that our relatively odd habits are a part of our charm. A major part of our charm. Actually, now that...

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Destinations You Don’t Wanna Miss

Pyhä in Lapland: the Scenic Rovaniemi Day Trip

Pyhä in Lapland: the Scenic Rovaniemi Day Trip

If you ask me, a day trip in the wilderness is a must if you are visiting Lapland! Rovaniemi is a popular destination for many travelers, and not too far away from this arctic city, lie the magnificent fells of Pyhä and Luosto. They are the most southern fells of...

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Let Me Show You My Helsinki!

Her Finland is a Finland blog to help you experience Finland to the fullest!

100 Things to Do in Helsinki

Helsinki is a pocket-size Metropolis – a mix of Finnish straightforwardness and Nordic functionality with a dash of continental elegance.

Over the years, I’ve explored the city inside out. I put together a local’s ultimate guide to give you 100 ideas that you can do when you visit Helsinki!

After reading this guide, I hope that Helsinki feels like a second home to you.

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