Seeing the northern lights in Finland might be the first thing that comes to mind when visiting the most sparsely-populated country in Europe. But the natural light show up in Rovaniemi isn’t the only reason to go. Helsinki in the summer has one of the best outdoor drinking scenes in the world, and we’ll tell you about Helsinki’s best bars for boozing under the sun. Helsinki also has an abundance of free things to do, from numerous museums to Suomenlinna Fortress Island to Nuuksio National Park.

Finland’s famous Everyman’s Rights give the country an unprecedented amount of mountain trails, lakes, and hikes open to the public. And we’ll tell you the best places to get out and experience it. Then reward yourself with traditional Finnish food, like ruisleipa rye bread and leipajuusto bread cheese. It’s tradition.