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30 Famous Finnish Sayings that Will Inspire You

30 Famous Finnish Sayings 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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Get the Nordic Look: Modern Finnish Home Decor

Get the Nordic Look: Modern Finnish Home Decor

In Finland, modern homes are more than just the aesthetic of all-white interiors with sleek furniture. A Finnish modern home often tells a story in the way it reflects nature and practicality. Today, I want to introduce you to my friend Suvi. Suvi is passionate about...

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Modern Log Home Escape with Finnish Design Tips

Modern Log Home Escape with Finnish Design Tips

When you typically think of a log home, you probably think of the traditional log cabin, you know the one, it’s old and drowning in dark brown wood everywhere. In Finland we definitely have plenty of those, especially next to a lake and forest, but there’s a huge modern log home trend…

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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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Best Lapland Holidays Ideas and Local’s Guide to Finnish Lapland

Best Lapland Holidays Ideas and Local’s Guide to Finnish Lapland

This guide helps you plan a visit to Lapland no matter what’s your travel style. Looking for tips for a self-planned Lapland break? No problem, I’ll help you be your own travel guide. Wondering should you buy a package deal to Lapland? I’ll explain how much there’s to plan and budget so you can decide what’s the best travel solution for you!

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Discover the 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 do Finns go about this topic in general? Whether you are searching for a cute way to signal...

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10 Unique Ways to Say Merry Christmas in Finnish

10 Unique Ways to Say Merry Christmas in Finnish

How to say Merry Christmas in Finnish? I’ve got you covered, as here comes the Finnish language Holiday Special! From Christmas greetings between friends to business Finland and exotic New Year wishes, I’ll introduce you to the festive Finnish vocabulary. Psst… Follow...

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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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Dive into the Finnish Lifestyle

The 8 Best Things in Finnish Homes

The 8 Best Things in Finnish Homes

Here are eight things that you want to copy from Finnish homes. Once you get used to these features, you simply would not live without them! #1 Shower The water pressure is strong and steady. The temperature is easy to regulate. Hot water comes instantly, not after...

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5 Finnish Independence Day Traditions You Should Know

5 Finnish Independence Day Traditions You Should Know

Finns celebrate Independence Day on 6th December. The highlight of this national holiday is staying at home and watching TV. Now I can hear you say Whaaaaat! To explain this, I have to start a bit further. November and December are joyful months in Finland. Besides...

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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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21 Cold Weather Beauty Essentials & Tips from Finland

21 Cold Weather Beauty Essentials & Tips 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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