Insight Guides Scandinavia (Travel Guide eBook)
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Insight Guides: all you need to inspire every step of your journey.
An in-depth book.

From deciding when to go, to choosing what to see when you arrive, this is all you need to plan your trip and experience the best of Scandinavia, with in-depth insider information on must-see, top attractions like medieval Trondheim in Norway and the Northern Lights of Arctic Scandinavia, and hidden cultural gems like the atmospheric Kungsleden Trail through Sweden's Lapland.

- Insight Guide Scandinavia is ideal for travellers seeking immersive cultural experiences, from exploring the fjords of Norway to discovering great architecture in Helsinki
- In-depth on history and culture: enjoy special features on the Vikings, Scandi design and Finnish saunas, all written by local experts
- Includes innovative, unique extras to keep you up-to-date when you're on the move - this guide comes with a free eBook, and an app that highlights top attractions and regional information and is regularly updated with new hotel, bar, restaurant, shop and local event listings
- Invaluable maps, travel tips and practical information ensure effortless planning, and encourage venturing off the beaten track
- Inspirational colour photography throughout - Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books
- Inventive design makes for an engaging, easy reading experience

About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps, as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.


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Publié par
Date de parution 01 février 2019
Nombre de lectures 1
EAN13 9781789193169
Langue English
Poids de l'ouvrage 11 Mo

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How To Use This E-Book

Getting around the e-book
This Insight Guide e-book is designed to give you inspiration for your visit to Scandinavia, as well as comprehensive planning advice to make sure you have the best travel experience. The guide begins with our selection of Top Attractions, as well as our Editor’s Choice categories of activities and experiences. Detailed features on history, people and culture paint a vivid portrait of contemporary life in Scandinavia. The extensive Places chapters give a complete guide to all the sights and areas worth visiting. The Travel Tips provide full information on getting around, activities from culture to shopping to sport, plus a wealth of practical information to help you plan your trip.
In the Table of Contents and throughout this e-book you will see hyperlinked references. Just tap a hyperlink once to skip to the section you would like to read. Practical information and listings are also hyperlinked, so as long as you have an external connection to the internet, you can tap a link to go directly to the website for more information.
Maps
All key attractions and sights in Scandinavia are numbered and cross-referenced to high-quality maps. Wherever you see the reference [map] just tap this to go straight to the related map. You can also double-tap any map for a zoom view.
Images
You’ll find hundreds of beautiful high-resolution images that capture the essence of Scandinavia. Simply double-tap on an image to see it full-screen.
About Insight Guides
Insight Guides have more than 40 years’ experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce 400 full-colour titles, in both print and digital form, covering more than 200 destinations across the globe, in a variety of formats to meet your different needs.
Insight Guides are written by local authors, whose expertise is evident in the extensive historical and cultural background features. Each destination is carefully researched by regional experts to ensure our guides provide the very latest information. All the reviews in Insight Guides are independent; we strive to maintain an impartial view. Our reviews are carefully selected to guide you to the best places to eat, go out and shop, so you can be confident that when we say a place is special, we really mean it.

© 2019 Apa Digital (CH) AG and Apa Publications (UK) Ltd




Table of Contents
Scandinavia’s Top 10 Attractions
Editor’s Choice
Introduction: Northerly Neighbours
A Wild Land
Decisive Dates
Beginnings
Insight: Medieval Thugs or Merchant Traders?
War and Peace
The Modern Age
The Danes
The Norwegians
The Swedes
The Finns
The Active Life
Art and Culture
Food and Drink
Introduction: Places
Introduction: Denmark
Copenhagen
Insight: A Flair for Design: Function with Form
Zealand
Bornholm
Funen
Jutland
Greenland
The Faroe Islands
Introduction: Norway
Oslo and Its Fjord
Southern Norway
Bergen
The Heart of Norway
Insight: Norway’s Most Beautiful Voyage
The Northwest Coast
Norway’s Far North
Introduction: Sweden
Stockholm
Insight: Steaming out among the Skerries
Southern Sweden
Sweden’s West Coast
Sweden’s Great Lakes
Dalarna
Central Sweden
Northern Sweden
Introduction: Finland
Helsinki
Insight: The Traditional Finnish Sauna
Southern Finland
Turku
Finland’s Lakeland
Finland’s West Coast
Karelia and Kuusamo
Finnish Lapland
Travel Tips: Denmark A-Z
Travel Tips: Norway A-Z
Travel Tips: Sweden A-Z
Travel Tips: Finland A-Z


Scandinavia’s Top 10 Attractions



Top Attraction 1



Fjords. Norway’s breathtaking fjords are an experience not to be missed. The Hurtigruten coastal steamships make 34 ports of call, heading way up north from Bergen to the North Cape and Kirkenes. For more information, click here .
iStock


Top Attraction 2



Stockholm. Europe’s first Green Capital floats on 14 islands; visit Gamla Stan, a medieval maze of alleyways and enchanting architecture. For more information, click here .
Julian Love/Apa Publications


Top Attraction 3



Vigeland Sculpture Park, Oslo. An open-air sculpture park filled with huge, arresting figures, many writhing and tumbling, in Vigeland’s fantastic vision of humanity. A favourite with Oslo inhabitants. For more information, click here .
Glyn Genin/Apa Publications


Top Attraction 4



Orsa Björnpark, Sweden. Old honeypaws, the King of the Forest, is a shy creature in the wild: this park offers a great chance to see brown bears and their cubs up close. For more information, click here .
Grönklittsgruppen AB


Top Attraction 5



Bohuslän Coast. Sun-worshippers flock to the sandy beaches of Bohuslän in summer, or take to sailing boats and kayaks to explore thousands of offshore islands, skerries, rocks and reefs. For more information, click here .
Julian Love/Apa Publications


Top Attraction 6



Åland Islands. Explore this lush collection of islands off the west coast of Finland by bike. For more information, click here .
Visit Åland/Dieter Meyer


Top Attraction 7



Helsinki. Discover great works by the masters of Finnish art at the Ateneum, one among many great museums in the capital, then head for the galleries and boutiques of the design district. For more information, click here or click here .
Ari Karttunen/EMMA


Top Attraction 8



Bergen. Norway’s most beautiful city sits on a craggy shoreline surrounded by hills, and makes an ideal base for a fjord holiday. A highlight of any visit is a summer concert at Troldhaugen, the former villa of composer Edvard Grieg. For more information, click here .
Glyn Genin/Apa Publications


Top Attraction 9



Turku. Finland’s oldest city and medieval capital, the “cradle of Finnish culture” brims with history and vitality. For more information, click here .
Gregory Wrona/Apa Publications


Top Attraction 10



Icefjord, Disko Bay, Greenland. Countless icebergs calve from Greenland’s most productive glacier and float out to sea in a glinting parade at this Unesco World Heritage site, near Ilulissat. For more information, click here .
iStock



Top Attraction 11



Medieval Trondheim. Norway’s ancient capital and its third-largest city is steeped in history and atmosphere. For more information, click here .
Glyn Genin/Apa Publications


Top Attraction 12



Porvoo. An elegant Finnish town, with a gorgeous riverside setting and a rich cultural heritage. In winter, with its low wooden houses set against the snow, their chimneys expelling smoke, it exudes a fairytale atmosphere. For more information, click here .
Visit Finland


Top Attraction 13



Frederiksborg Slot, Hillerød. Scandinavia’s largest Renaissance castle, built across three islands in the middle of a lake, comes straight from the pages of a children’s storybook. For more information, click here .
Getty Images


Top Attraction 14



Bornholm. A well-kept Danish secret, the island of Bornholm is the sunniest place in Scandinavia. Hire a bicycle and explore its rugged coastline and unique medieval round churches. For more information, click here .
iStock


Top Attraction 15



Inlandsbanan. This historic railway runs from Sweden’s heartland right into the Arctic Circle, stopping at tiny stations for meals, and to shoo reindeer off the tracks. For more information, click here .
Corbis


Top Attraction 16



Northern Lights. The eerie aurora borealis billows like smoke and streaks like silent fireworks across the winter skies in Greenland and Arctic Scandinavia. Experience them in Tromsø, “Gateway to the Arctic”, and Norway’s far north. For more information, click here .
B Jorgensen/Visit Norway


Top Attraction 17



Viking Ship Museum, Roskilde. State-of-the-art ships and superb seafaring knowledge swept the Vikings to success: this excellent museum contains five original Viking vessels, and lets visitors row a reconstruction around the fjord. For more information, click here .
Rudy Hemmingsen/Apa Publications


Top Attraction 18



Bog bodies, Jutland. Denmark’s peaty soil has preserved some of Europe’s most remarkable archaeological finds, like the 2,000-year-old bodies of Tollund Man and Grauballe Man, now in Silkeborg and Moesgaard museums. For more information, click here .
Visit Denmark


Top Attraction 19



Kungsleden Trail. Sweden’s most famous long-distance walking path wends its way through the mountains of Lapland, through dark

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