Insight Guides: Finland

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Kayak in the serene Lakeland, enjoy a cruise on the Baltic, or take in the splendor of the Northern Lights in Lapland – Insight Guide Finland helps you get the best out of this outdoor paradise. The guide has been fully updated by our expert Scandinavia author for this new edition, which also features Insight’s trademark stunning photography and more information on culture and history than any other guide.
 
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Overview

Kayak in the serene Lakeland, enjoy a cruise on the Baltic, or take in the splendor of the Northern Lights in Lapland – Insight Guide Finland helps you get the best out of this outdoor paradise. The guide has been fully updated by our expert Scandinavia author for this new edition, which also features Insight’s trademark stunning photography and more information on culture and history than any other guide.
 
Whether you’re heading for the cool capital, Helsinki, or Lapland in the far north, this book tells you everything you need to know, and also helps you enjoy all the unmissable Finnish experiences, whether it’s relaxing in a traditional sauna or biking around the gorgeous Åland archipelago. Full color, highly detailed maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the information you need to plan a memorable trip, including our selection of the best hotels and restaurants.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780052052
  • Publisher: Apa Publications UK, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 2/1/2014
  • Series: Insight Guides Series
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 186,977
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction
The Best of Finland   
A Place in Europe      
A Wilderness Experience
 
History
Decisive Dates           
The Finns Arrive       
Birth of a Nation        
Living with Russia     
The Two Wars           
A Shift in Balance      
 
Features
The Finnish Soul        
Art, Architecture and Design 
Music and Film          
The Writer’s Dilemma           
Finns Who Speak Swedish    
The Sami and their Land        
From Flying Finns to Formula One   
Food and Drink          
In Defence of Greenness        
 
Insights
A Winter Journey      
The Great General     
Ladies First    
Glass and Wood         
Jean Sibelius   
The Moomins            
Immigrants     
Visiting Russia and the Baltics          
Canoeing and Kayaking         
Karelians        
Elk and Wolf Hunting
Summer Festivals       
Lapland: the Home of Santa  
The Traditional Sauna 1
Enjoying the Finnish Summer
 
Places
Introduction   
Helsinki          
West of Helsinki        
Southern Finland        
Western Finland         
The Åland Islands      
The West Coast         
Lakeland         
Karelia and Kuusamo 
Lapland          
 
Travel Tips
Transport
Accommodation
Eating Out
Activities
A–Z: Practical Information
Language
Further Reading

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