I am taking a Collette tour leaving from Helsinki to see the Northern Lights tour in November. I decided that I wanted to spend another week in Finland. I discovered Tromso and Oslo (because I found it difficult to get to Tromso directly, 7 hours from Hellinski.) The flight stoped in Oslo. (1 hour 30 minutes from Helsinki) so I decided to stay there a couple of nights. . Flying time to Tromso from Oslo it about an hour. Now I have the same problem flying to DFW with a couple of stops and travel time fo 14.5 hours+ Any ideas on places I might stop on the way home in Finland, ie or any other favorite cities to visit in winter close to Finland??
We are staying at the Lila Roberts hotel for the tour so I'll just extend my room stay.
Any favorite things to do?
I have heathershelsinki food tour
.Seurasaari Island - open-air museum featuring traditional style Finnish buildings. Not sure it would be open in Nov or how to get there.
Should I do this? Ferry To Tallinn (2 hour ferry)
Central market, Old Market hall Not sure if this is the same place.
We are stopping here. I found two Christmas Markets that I would like to visit. I've been to the ones in Germany and Budapest. I thought these might be different in Norway
1. The biggest Christmas Market Jul Winterland
2.The glass village Christmas market at Hadeland Glassverk
Where is your favorite hotel to stay? I don't want the most expensive one but I don't want the hostel either.
Any favorite restaurants or things to do?
I found an article on Tromso and fell in love with a few things I could do there such as:
1.Whale watching by hybrid catamarran.
3.Pust Spa to see the Artic Cathedral at night.
4.Cable Cars Favorite time, hike?
5.Glass blowing shop is it worth it since I will have been to Hadeland Glassverk?
Anything else you can think of? What was your favorite hotel to stay in the city center. Someone suggested Thom Hotel Tromso
Thanks for your help and suggestions!