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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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10 Unique Ways to Say Merry Christmas in Finnish

10 Unique Ways to Say Merry Christmas in Finnish

How to say Merry Christmas in Finnish? I’ve got you covered, as here comes the Finnish language Holiday Special! From Christmas greetings between friends to business Finland and exotic New Year wishes, I’ll introduce you to the festive Finnish vocabulary. Psst… Follow...

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30+ Funny Finnish Phrases that Describe the Finnish Mindset

30+ Funny Finnish Phrases that Describe the Finnish Mindset

The Finnish language is full of expressions that describe the unique aspects of the Finnish mindset and culture. For example, if a Finn is broke, he might use the expression “I have Matti in my purse” (olla Matti kukkarossa) to describe the situation when translated...

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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

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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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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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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Finnish Culture

What Really Happens at Finnish Homes at Christmas

What Really Happens at Finnish Homes at Christmas

Finnish Christmas season is notorious for too-high expectations among all family members, big and small. Our biggest celebration happens on 24 December. The two following days are a slumber party at home. By the evening of Boxing Day, everyone has had an overdose of...

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Finnish New Year’s Traditions are Effortless and Fun!

Finnish New Year’s Traditions are Effortless and Fun!

I don't know who created the traditions of the Finnish New Year, but I am pretty sure it was one very tired parent due to the Christmas hassle. In my opinion, New Year is the most no-fuss occasion of the year, and I'd guess most people like it that way. Some of our...

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Destinations You Don’t Wanna Miss

Helsinki in Winter: 50 Wonderfully Special Things to Do

Helsinki in Winter: 50 Wonderfully Special 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 coolest things around the town.

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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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