Author(s): Marco Polo
Marco Polo Finland: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips Experience all of Finland's attractions with this up-to-date, authoritative guide, complete with 'Best Of' recommendations. You'll discover excellent hotels, restaurants, trendy places to go, plus shopping tips, suggestions for those on a tight budget, details of all the sports and activities on offer and ideas for Travel with Kids. Also contains: the Perfect Route, Festival & Events, Travel Tips, Links, Blogs, Apps & more, Finnish phrasebook and a comprehensive index. Beware - it could easily happen that you travel to Finland and end up not wanting to leave this stunning place. Suomi (that's what Finns call Finland) has an extraordinary coastline with lots of rocky islands, a never ending blue-green patchwork of forest and water, vast expanses of moorland and tundra, silver midsummer nights and northern lights in winter. But a visit to the land of tango dancers, owners of summer cottages and the inventor of the mobile phone is more than just a trip to the countryside. With MARCO POLO Finland you'll embark on a journey of discovery.
Immerse yourself in a very special lifestyle and discover the out-of-the-ordinary among its cultural variety and lively art scene, at its colourful festivals and while tasting Finnish specialities. Where else in the world can you pick berries and mushrooms in dense forests and dance tango in the streets at night? Or sweat in the typical smoke sauna and meet up to drink vodka afterwards? You'll appreciate the tranquillity of the thousand lakes as much as the noisy evenings in karaoke bars. Celebrate the Finnish way - you'll love it.The Insider Tips reveal, amongst other things, where you can experience the variety of Finnish cuisine and how you can explore the fascinating world of Lapland. Panels in each chapter suggest things to do if you're on a tight budget and where to pick up some real bargains. Go cruising through the skerries, the most beautiful archipelago of the world, row around Lake Paijanne, and take a trip to the Arctic - Trips & Tours showcase the country's best destinations. Untouched, lonely and beautiful: Finland's forests and lakes offer everything your heart desires.
Go fishing, swimming in icy water and even dog sledding: you'll find selected listings and tips in the Sports & Activities chapter. Finally, the Dos & Don'ts point out some of the things you need to be aware of and watch out for when visiting the country. MARCO POLO Finland provides comprehensive coverage of the country. To help you get around there's a detailed road atlas inside, a folding city map of Helsinki in the backcover, plus a handy pull-out map.