We are planning to travel to Scandinavia the last two weeks of July, 14 days. We plan to visit Helsinki; Stockholm; Oslo and fjords in Norway, Tallin?
I have looked at the 2 itineraries in Scandinavia book: 3-weeks by car or train/boat. We visited Denmark 5 years ago so we could skip the Denmark sights. Plan A: fly into Cophenhagen, overnight in Cophenhagen and go directly to Kalmar to and ending in Bergen per either itinerary. Plan B: fly to Helsinki; Tallin; Stockholm; Oslo and fjords. We can rent a car and drive but the cost of gas is 2x that of US. We have traveled solely by train or boat in Croatia and it was enjoyable. Which is better?
Should we include a trip to Tallin, Estonia while in Helsinki or save that for a trip to the Baltic states?
In Norway, we plan to visit Oslo and see the fjords using the suggested itinerary. How can Norway in a Nutshell be expanded from a one day dash? I have read posts on Hurtigren line and it sounds interesting. I have never been on a huge cruise ship and don't care for them. We have been on the Alaska Marine Ferry on overnight trip in Alaska. How far in advance do we have to book for Hurtigren?