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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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Hiking in Pyhä Luosto national park was one of my life’s best holidays. I want to share our itinerary and packing list, hoping that it helps the preparations of other fellow hikers. This packing list is great for multi-day hikes anywhere in summer and autumn Finland!read more
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...read more
How does a design and nature-filled Alvar Aalto tour in Jyväskylä sound? Think sunny Päijänne lake islets, red brick houses, marble, Finnish filter coffee, tall pines, strawberry meringue cake, sheltered patios, and forest window views.read more
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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
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...read more
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...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!