Tallinn is a fantastic city for backpackers. It is small enough to be easily navigable on foot, cheap, and with plenty to see and do. The medieval old town is one of the best in Europe. A great starting point for any trip through the Baltic states.
Helsinki is the capital and largest city of Finland. It is also the world’s northernmost metro area of over one million people. Helsinki regularly features towards the top of the ‘world’s most liveable city’ list, coming at no. 10 on this 2015 ranking.