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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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7 Reasons why Finland is the Land of Sports Nuts

7 Reasons why Finland is the Land of Sports Nuts

Finland is the home country of sports enthusiasts. As many other countries have a few big sports that people are crazy about, the situation in Finland is a bit different. Also, for a non-Finn, it might seem that Finns aren’t particularly sporty, at least based on...

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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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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

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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Best Finnish Language Learning Resources for Beginners

Best Finnish Language Learning Resources for Beginners

Woohoo, you want to learn Finnish! I couldn’t be more excited! Even though Finnish is a small language, there are a lot of free and paid resources for learning Finnish. Before diving into these wonderful tools, I’ll talk about how to set you up for success when learning the Finnish language…

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15+ Famous Finnish Sayings that Will Inspire You

15+ 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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Finnish Food

Finnish Oven Pancake: Favorite Homey Dessert in Finland

Finnish Oven Pancake: Favorite Homey Dessert in Finland

The Finnish oven pancake (pannukakku in Finnish) is an ordinary dessert in any Finnish home. But when I say ordinary, I mean it in the most loving way. You see, there isn’t a Finnish kid who doesn’t have a warm memory of a just-baked crispy-on-the-top and...

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25 Iconic Finnish Candies and Creative Ways to Use Them

25 Iconic Finnish Candies and Creative Ways to Use Them

Grandma’s house was the best thing I knew when I was little. As soon as the front door opened, I ran straight to my grandpa’s study. There, I would reach out my hand and carefully feel my way along the bookshelf to the yellow bowl on the lowest shelf. What a lucky day…

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Finnish Culture

The Best Guide to Dating Finnish Guys

The Best Guide to Dating Finnish Guys

Dating Finnish guys, or hopefully, dating a Finnish man, is potentially miraculous! Are you dreaming of a relationship with him but have no idea how to proceed? Thanks to the mighty internet and due to my natural background (aka one blonde Finnish lady is greeting you...

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6 Funny Finnish Easter Traditions

6 Funny Finnish Easter Traditions

Finnish Easter is a big holiday, but not necessary as religious as it originally was back in the day. With this occasion, Finns mix pagan traditions with family time and some religious aspects. Easter is certainly a long weekend which cuts the spring nicely in half....

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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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100 Ideas to Do in My Helsinki

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

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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