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I’m Varpu. One blonde Finnish engineer. Cinnamon bun expert.

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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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Helsinki in Winter: 8 Wonderful Things to Do

Helsinki in Winter: 8 Wonderful Things to Do

You’re traveling to Helsinki in winter? Fantastic! I’ve compiled here my local’s tips about visiting Helsinki during the winter months. Helsinki is packed with wonderful, dare I say, heavenly, things to do in the winter! I’m here to show you some of the newest and coolest things around the town.

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The Irresistible Finnish Cinnamon Rolls: Pulla Recipe

The Irresistible Finnish Cinnamon Rolls: Pulla Recipe

Take one bite and you’ll understand why cinnamon buns are a staple of the Finnish cuisine! The scrumptious and soft Finnish pulla is an everyday sweet treat here in Finland. It comes in many forms: twirls, rolls, braids, and butterfly-like shapes called korvapuusti....

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Lapland Day Trip from Rovaniemi: Pyhä Fell

Lapland Day Trip from Rovaniemi: Pyhä Fell

If you ask me, a Lapland day trip in the wilderness is a must if you are visiting Rovaniemi! For an easy day trip from Rovaniemi, I warmly recommend Pyhä and Luosto region. There lies Pyhä-Luosto national park, which has fells and hills of the ripe age of 2000...

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Cold Weather Beauty Hacks & Essentials from Finland

Cold Weather Beauty Hacks & Essentials 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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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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