I was lucky enough to spend an idyllic August exploring -- by foot, train, plane, and bikes (free in cities such as Helsinki with a deposit). But if you only have a week, there's still a trove of highlights that can be enjoyed.
I live in a culture with close ties to the Arctic. Much of our traditional lands are above the polar circle. I also live in a culture where all questions are considered environmental questions. I was taught that if I show care for our nature, I also show care for myself and the people I love.