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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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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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10 Charming Things to Do in Jyväskylä

10 Charming Things to Do in Jyväskylä

Jyväskylä is a major city in the Lakeland area, 3 hours north of Helsinki. If you are exploring southern and middle Finland, visiting Jyväskylä will be a highlight of your trip! It’s a city that all Finns love. In this post, I’ll tell you little inside things and show 10 charming Jyväskylä things to do, self-guided.

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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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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 Finnish sauna culture in general sounds intimidating. There might be several questions on your mind! Seriously, are Finns naked there among...

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How To Make Helsinki Tallinn Ferry Trip: Practical Guide

How To Make Helsinki Tallinn Ferry Trip: Practical Guide

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...

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Finnish Language

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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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

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

How to Experience Midsummer Magic in Finland

How to Experience Midsummer Magic in Finland

You might have heard that celebrating Midsummer is a huge thing in the Nordic countries. That's definitely true for Finland where this summer highlight takes place during the second last weekend of June. Like the name suggests, Midsummer is the public holiday which...

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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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Epic Finland Summer Guide: 20 Practical & Cultural Tips

Epic Finland Summer Guide: 20 Practical & Cultural Tips

Summer in Finland is the most waited time of the year. It is like Christmas, but better, because it usually lasts more than one day. A popular Finnish saying states that you don’t need to check the weather to see if it’s summer in Finland, you just look at the...

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Helsinki Off the Beaten Path: Where to Eat and Wander

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!

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