Insight Guides- Finland (Insight Travel Guides Series)

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This travel guide for Finland features maps and in-depth articles on history, culture, geography, arts, and people. In addition to the specific listings of hotels and restaurants usually found in travel guides, the book offers unusually detailed coverage of Finland's landscape, politics and people, along with striking photography. Feature topics in the updated third edition include the Finnish character, living with Russia, rally drivers to runners, a wilderness experience, and Helsinki. Practical travel tips ...
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This travel guide for Finland features maps and in-depth articles on history, culture, geography, arts, and people. In addition to the specific listings of hotels and restaurants usually found in travel guides, the book offers unusually detailed coverage of Finland's landscape, politics and people, along with striking photography. Feature topics in the updated third edition include the Finnish character, living with Russia, rally drivers to runners, a wilderness experience, and Helsinki. Practical travel tips include business hours, classical music and opera, shopping areas, theatre and cinema, and nightlife. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789814120395
  • Publisher: Apa Publications UK, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2003
  • Series: Insight Guides Series
  • Edition description: 3rd Updated ed.
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 325
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.72 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Table of Contents

Maps
Finland 148
Central Helsinki 154
Helsinki 166
Southern Finland 194
Western Finland 204
Turku 206
Tampere 214
Aland Islands 230
West Coast 238
Lakeland 254
Karelia and Kuusamo 272
Lapland 286
Introduction
A Place in Europe 15
History
Decisive Dates 18
The Finns Arrive 21
Birth of a Nation 25
Living with Russia 33
The Two Wars 43
A Shift in Balance 53
Features
The Finnish Character 69
Art, Architecture and Design 77
Music and Film 87
The Writer's Dilemma 95
Finns Who Speak Swedish 99
The Sami and Their Land 107
Rally Drivers to Runners 111
Food and Drink 119
In Defence of Greenness 127
A Wilderness Experience 133
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Festivals 92
Lapland Christmas 138
Saunas 190
Summer Life 250
Information panels
A Winter Journey 29
Ladies First 63
Finnish Youth 73
Glass & Wood 83
The Moomins 97
Immigrants 103
The Baltic States 180
Canoeing 267
Karelians 274
Hunting 281
Places
Introduction 147
Helsinki 153
West of Helsinki 185
Southern Finland 193
Western Finland 203
The Aland Islands 229
The West Coast 237
Lakeland 253
Karelia & Kuusamo 271
Lapland 285
Travel Tips
Getting Acquainted 300
Planning the Trip 301
Practical Tips 303
Getting Around 305
Where to Stay 307
Where to Eat 310
Culture 312
Sports 316
Language 317
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