This trip to the Baltic region started with an email from American Airlines announcing their fare specials for the new route
Chicago to Helsinki and bonus miles, too!  Hum, Helsinki, I’ve never been there and we can avoid Heathrow to get to Stockholm for a Baltic cruise.  I began spending endless hours working the flights and prices and did the cruise come about because of the flights or vice verse.  Whatever, we’re going to Helsinki!

The airport was much easier to get through then Heathrow and our connecting flight to Stockholm was a breeze. I will keep this route in mind for future travels, unless its winter time and then I may need to find an alternate route that is, if I come this way in winter which is doubtful.

For now, its about experiencing Scandinavia.