Finland is definitely not a country that features tourism, and its location is not as ideal as countries in central Europe such as Switzerland. But you can still travel to plenty of places either domestically or within Europe pretty conveniently within 6 months.
Northern light in Lapland
Finland is an amazing place for chasing northern light, especially since the probability of spotting it in northern cities within the Arctic Circle (Lapland) can be higher than 50%. During the day, various winter activities are available such as skiing, snowmobile safari, reindeer & husky sleigh ride… and interestingly, there are more reindeer (200 000) than people (180 000) in Lapland.
Bus to Turku
Turku used to be the capital of Finland, and it can be reached by long-distance bus from Helsinki city center in 2 hours. Turku is pretty beautiful in spring, with canals running through its city center, it resides a plethora of ships and boats along the side of the streets.
Ferry to Tallinn
Thanks to Helsinki’s wonderful geolocation, it only takes around 2 hours by ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn, Estonia. Tallinn is famous for its old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has managed to wholly preserve its structure of medieval and Hanseatic origin . It’s a great place to spend a weekend wandering around the cities and enjoying the views.