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itsmedear Sep 7th, 2014 02:16 AM

Stockholm or Helsinki in November??
I am visiting Norway late November and am looking to extend my visit by a few days. My brother-in-law works for a major hotel chain and I can get a room in Stockholm or Helsinki at a rate that is ridiculously cheap.

Our itinerary is: Oslo for 2 days, Flam for one day, hop on a Northern Lights cruise in Bergen which ends at Kirkenes. I am staying in Kirkenes for a night and flying back to Oslo the following afternoon. With my brother-in-law's hotel benefit, I could easily grab a connection and add on a couple of days in Europe.

My question, what is better in late November, Helsinki or Stockholm? and what attractions should we make sure we do not miss.

NOTE: My husband has NEVER been to Europe before and I want to give him a trip of a lifetime. He is huge into WWII and naval history, I am into architecture.

Thank you in advance for your help!

Odin Sep 7th, 2014 05:42 AM

I prefer Stockholm over Helsinki. There is more to do and see, for example the Vasa Museum. Architecture is prettier in Stockholm although Helsinki does have some interesting sights too.

nytraveler Sep 7th, 2014 06:49 AM

IMHO Stockholm has about 3 times as much to see and do as Helskinki, from the Old Town ad the Royal Palace/changing of the guard to the Town Hall (Nobel prizes are given here) to a host of museums, esp the war ship Vasa and Skansen - the museum of traditional Swedish life (costumed docents exaplain traditional life and skills) with zoo. There are also a couple of day trips to old towns, some including viking remains.

Percy Sep 7th, 2014 09:00 AM

Without going into details...go to Stockholm

michele_d Sep 7th, 2014 09:16 AM

Stockholm...enough said.

Florida1 Sep 7th, 2014 09:33 AM

If your husband is into WWII, don't miss the Norwegian Resistance Museum in Oslo. It is a great museum!

itsmedear Sep 7th, 2014 02:30 PM

Thank you all. Stockholm it is! Just needed confirmation that I was making the right choice. Looking forward to my trip.

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