There are a few reasons why visit Estonia for a day or two.
- Most things here are really cheap, specially compared to Finland.
- Apparently great (and cheap) nightlife. I suppose this is the main reason, why so many british and finns come here for stag/hen parties.
- The Old Town area in Tallinn. More info here, and here.
Have a good time in Helsinki! I always do.
I'd like to hear about your trip to Finland. I am of Finnish decent, grew up in Northern Minnesota, and we just took our first trip to Finland this past July. We spent two weeks in Pohjois Karjala region in a cabin outside Kontiolahti, and took day trips to Koli, Puijo Tower in Kuopio, Valamo monastery, and the castle in Savonlinna. Do you know any of the language? It is not a requirement as there are many english speakers in Finland, but knowing some Finnish really came in handy in a few situations. Good luck on your trip, and let me know about how it goes!
I will definitely post after the trip, but I have to tell you. I am almost overwhelemd by all the information I have received here, it's a good thing!
I hate to ask it this way, but how far are these places you mentioned (Kuopio, Koli) from Helsinki - in USA terms? Will I be able to hit the Monastery and tower from Helsinki?
When you say Day Trips, did you leave and get a hotel in these places?