6 days is all we are allowed before we join an 9 day tour of the rest
of Scandinavia, flying home from Bergen.
I assume the tour will include a bit of Stockholm as well?
Combining Ricks suggestions in his book and your thoughts and
suggestions, we will consider flying into Helsinki, 2 nights in
Helsinki, a day trip to Tallin by ferry, overnight Silva ferry to
Stockholm (view of archipelago along the way) and 3 days there.
That is not what I would recommend. Flying to Stockholm and take the ferries both ways will give you better archipelago views. If you don't want to take the ferry both ways, I'd suggest flying to Tallinn. And you should in my opinion spend more time in Tallinn, it is worth a lot more than a day trip. So staying in Tallinn and doing a day trip to Helsinki would be better I think. It would also be a bit cheaper. Or two nights in Tallinn, then a morning ferry to Helsinki and later the same day a ferry an overnight ferry to Stockholm.
Also, I tried to point it out earlier, but LEARN HOW TO SPELL TALLINN! Using only one N in the end is not just a simple spelling error, it is improper, bordering on offensive.
If there is a site or experience that stands out to you as “not to be
missed”. I am excited to hear about it.
What are you looking for and do you have any special interests?
The Vasa Museum in Stockholm seems to be extremely popular.
It is a great museum and in general worth a visit, but it also depends as mentioned on your interests.
If you 're asleep during the inbound trip through the Stockholm
archipelago (which I assume you will be, since that occurs very, very
early), or if it's too dark to see, I'd recommmend trying to get out
on the water for a bit to see the city from that beautiful vantage
point. I'm not the best person to suggest how to do that on a short
It won't be too dark to see. Sunrise in Stockholm June 1st is 3.43, and it just get earlier later in June. But a shorter ferry trip in around Stockholm is a great way to see the city from the water.
This, incidentally, is the disadvantage of not starting in Stockholm.
In the summer, outbound ferries transit the archipelago while it's
Yes, starting in Stockholm would be a better idea as it would give you a view of the outer archipelago.
Gamla Stan, the oldest part of Stockholm, is very picturesque, but
it's Tourist Central, especially on a handful of restaurant- and
shop-lined streets like Osterlanggatan and Vasterlanggatan. If you jog
one block off those streets, you'll probably find yourself in a
Gamla stan is certainly worth some time. Just beware of tourist traps, there are some really horrible cafés and restaurants there.