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Fodor’s. For Choice Travel Experiences.

Fodor’s helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Although you’re at the helm, Fodor’s offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. It’s like having a friend in Scandinavia!

•Updated frequently, Fodor’s Essential Scandinavia, 1st Edition provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guidebook.

Fodor’s Essential Scandinavia, 1st Edition features options for a variety of budgets, interests, and tastes, so you make the choices to plan your trip of a lifetime.

•If it’s not worth your time, it’s not in this book. Fodor’s discriminating ratings, including our top tier Fodor’s Choice designations, ensure that you’ll know about the most interesting and enjoyable places in Scandinavia.

•Experience Scandinavia like a local! Fodor’s Essential Scandinavia, 1st Edition includes choices for every traveler, from cruising the Nordic Seas or soaking in Iceland’s Blue Lagoon to immersing yourself in the hip atmosphere of downtown Stockholm, and much more!

•Indispensable, customized trip planning tools include “Top Reasons to Go,” “Word of Mouth” advice from other travelers, and tips to help save money, bypass lines, and avoid common travel pitfalls.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400008834
  • Publisher: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/21/2009
  • Series: Fodor's Gold Guides Series
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Be a Fodor’s Correspondent ............ 3
What’s Where ............ 6
Quintessential Scandinavia ............ 8
Great Itineraries ............ 10
If You Like ............ 18
About This Book ............ 21

Chapter 1: Cruising in Scandinavia ............ 23
Choosing Your Cruise ............ 24
Cruise Lines ............ 30
Coming Ashore ............ 50

Chapter 2: Denmark ............ 53
Orientation and Planning ............ 55
Copenhagen ............ 64
Side Trips from Copenhagen ............ 117
Zealand ............ 123
Funen and the Central Islands ............ 139
Jutland ............ 154

Chapter 3: Finland ........... 179
Orientation and Planning ............ 181
Helsinki ............ 190
Side Trips from Helsinki ............ 222
Southwestern Coast and the Ålands ............ 226
The Lakelands............ 238
Lapland ............ 252

Chapter 4: Norway ............ 263
Orientation and Planning............ 265
Oslo ............ 276
Side Trips from Oslo............ 316
Southern Norway ............ 321
Bergen............ 339
The West Coast ............ 361
Central Norway............ 374
Trondheim to the North Cape ............ 391

Chapter 5: Sweden ............ 407
Orientation and Planning ............ 409
Stockholm ............ 419
Side Trips from Stockholm ............ 461
Göteborg (Gothenburg) ............ 476
Bohuslän ............ 491
Swedish Riviera ............ 496
The South and the Kingdom of Glass............ 501
Dalarna: The Folklore District ............ 523

Understanding Scandinavia ............ 531
Danish Vocabulary ............ 532
Finnish Vocabulary ............ 535
Swedish Vocabulary ............ 538
Norwegian Vocabulary............ 541

Index ............ 544

About Our Writers ............ 560

Maps
What’s Where............ 7
Common Scandinavian Ports of Call ............ 26
Denmark............ 56
Exploring Copenhagen ............ 70
Where to Eat & Stay in Copenhagen ............ 98—99
Side Trips from Copenhagen ............ 118
Zealand............ 124
Funen & the Central Islands ............ 140
Jutland ............ 155
Finland ............ 182
Exploring Helsinki............ 196—197
Where to Stay & Eat in Helsinki ............ 212—213
Southwestern Coast and the Åland Islands ............ 228
The Lakelands ............ 240
Lapland............ 255
Norway ............ 266
Exploring Oslo ............ 282—283
Where to Eat in Oslo ............ 296—297
Where to Stay in Oslo ............ 304—305
Side Trips from Oslo ............ 319
Southern Norway ............ 323
Exploring Bergen ............ 341
Where to Eat in Bergen ............ 351
Where to Stay in Bergen ............ 354
The West Coast ............ 363
Central Norway ............ 376
Trondheim to the North Cape ............ 393
Sweden ............ 420
Exploring Stockholm ............ 426—427
Where to Stay & Eat in Northern Stockholm ............ 438—439
Where to Stay & Eat in Södermalm ............ 442—443
Side Trips from Stockholm ............ 463
Göteborg ............ 481
Where to Stay & Eat in Göteborg ............ 486
Bohuslän & the Swedish Riviera ............ 497
The South & the Kingdom of Glass ............ 503
Dalarna ............ 524

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