Frommer's Scandinavia

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 25, 2007 - Travel - 704 pages
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You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer’s. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go—they’ve done the legwork for you, and they’re not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer’s Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You’d be lost without us!

Turn to Frommer’s for complete, up-to-date coverage of Europe's most scenic and unspoiled region. In one easy-to-use guide, you’ll find the very best of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland, from city sightseeing to wilderness adventures, fjord cruises, and great small towns.

Loaded with detailed maps and smart tips that help you stretch your dollar and plan your trip more easily, our guide features accommodations for every taste and budget, the best in authentic dining, and terrific shopping finds. We’ll take you to Renaissance castles and Viking ruins; outline spectacular driving tours; recommend the best cruises; and cover the best of the magnificent countryside, from dogsledding and reindeer safaris to fishing and hiking in the Land of the Midnight Sun.

  

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Contents

Whats New in Scandinavia
1
Suggested Itineraries for Scandinavia 5 1 1 Scandinavia Denmark in 1 Week
5
Scandinavia Sweden in 2 Weeks
8
Western Fjord Country in 1 Week
10
Denmark for Families in 1 Week
12
Sweden for Families in 1 Week
14
The Best Scenic Towns Villages
20
The Best Festivals Special Events
22
Spectator Sports
432
Side Trips from Stockholm
444
Gothenburg 16
455
Orientation
456
Getting Around
457
Gothenburg
458
Where to Stay
460
Whereto Dine
465

The Best Offbeat Experiences
23
The Best Buys
24
The Best Restaurants
25
The Regions in Brief
26
Visitor Information
28
Money
29
The Danish Krone
30
What Things Cost in Copenhagen
32
Denmark Calendar of Events
33
The Active Vacation Planner
34
Travel Insurance
35
Health Safety
37
Specialized Travel Resources
38
Planning Your Trip Online
42
The Complete Travel Resource
43
Online Travelers Toolbox
44
Getting There
45
Packages for the Independent Traveler
50
HeritageThe Search for Roots
52
Getting Around
53
Tips on Accommodations
55
Recommended Books
57
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61
Neighborhoods in Brief 2 Getting Around
67
Exploring Copenhagen
97
Amalienborg Palace Environs Frommers Favorite Copenhagen
103
In the Old Town Indre
112
Exploring the Danish Countryside
153
The Best of Norway
212
Walking Tours
278
Organized Tours
285
Oslo After Dark
291
Seeing the Sights
319
Outdoor Activities
325
The Fjords
338
Trondheim to Narvik
348
Planning Your Trip to Sweden
375
Introducing Stockholm
392
Exploring Stockholm
422
Seeing the Sights
470
Especially for Kids
475
Shopping
476
Gothenburg After Dark
478
Skåne Including Helsingborg Malmö 17
482
Båstad
483
Helsingborg
487
Malmö
495
Lund
507
Ystad
513
Simrishamn
516
Exploring the Swedish Countryside 18 520 1 The Göta Canal
520
Dalarna
522
Gotland Visby
531
19
533
Swedish Lapland
537
The Ice Hotel
540
The Best Travel Experiences
550
The Best Scenic Towns Villages
551
The Best Festivals Special Events
552
The Best Offbeat Experiences
553
The Best Buys
554
The Best Hotels
555
The Regions in Brief
557
Visitor Information
558
Money
560
What Things Cost in Helsinki
561
Finland Calendar of Events
562
The Active Vacation Planner
563
Health Insurance
565
Getting There
566
Getting Around
567
Organized Tours
569
Finland
570
21
574
Exploring the Finnish Countryside
633
Index
669
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A team of veteran travel writers, Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince have produced numerous titles for Frommer’s, including best-selling guides to Italy, France, the Caribbean, England, and Germany. Porter, a former bureau chief of The Miami Herald, is also a Hollywood biographer, providing inside looks at the private lives of such stars as Humphrey Bogart, Katherine Hepburn, and aviator Howard Hughes. His latest bio is Brando Unzipped. Formerly of the Paris bureau of The New York Times, Prince is also president of Blood Moon Productions and other media-related firms.

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