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Finland

byInsight Guides

Paperback | February 1, 2014

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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 Finlandhelps 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.
Insight Guides wherever possible uses local experts who provide insider know-how and share their love and knowledge of the destination.
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Title:FinlandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:February 1, 2014Publisher:APA Publications UK, LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1780052057

ISBN - 13:9781780052052

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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