Stockholm or Helsinki in November??

Old Sep 7th, 2014, 02:16 AM
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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!
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Old Sep 7th, 2014, 05:42 AM
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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.
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Old Sep 7th, 2014, 06:49 AM
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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.
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Old Sep 7th, 2014, 09:00 AM
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Without going into details...go to Stockholm
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Stockholm...enough said.
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If your husband is into WWII, don't miss the Norwegian Resistance Museum in Oslo. It is a great museum!
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Old Sep 7th, 2014, 02:30 PM
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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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