is to help you experience Finland and Finnish culture wherever you are.
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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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A day trip in the Oulanka national park is a fantastic bucket list item for your Finland visit! Luckily, this is no secret to many foreign visitors. Getting out of our car in the parking lot makes a blogger like me smile happily. First, I spot a French family...read more
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.read more
Are you thinking whether or not you should take the Helsinki Tallinn ferry and visit Tallinn while in Helsinki? I totally recommend making the Tallinn day trip if you: Have more than few days to spend in Helsinki. Wish to see two capitals within one holiday. Helsinki...read more
Spring Finland Favorites
Coffee enthusiasts love Helsinki cafes because they offer authentic coffee flavors and surprises. In Helsinki, you have the chance to experience the traditional Finnish filter coffee, the brewings of the local roasteries, the latest specialties, and the Finnish coffee...read more
Porvoo in Finland is a darling little town famous for two things: its colorful Old town and cute almond pastry, called Runeberg’s Cake. As Porvoo is only a 50-minute bus ride away from Helsinki, it makes the most adorable day trip destination from the capital in any...read more
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...read more
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Let Me Show You My Helsinki!
Helsinki is a pocket-size Metropolis – a mixture of European chic, Finnish straightforwardness and Nordic functionality.
I put together a local’s ultimate guide to show you new sides of the city.
This guide tells you the loveliest restaurants and offers three self-guided city walks away from the crowds!