Located within the Arctic Circle, Lapland spans the outermost fringes of Scandinavia and is a booming arena for adventure holidays and activities. "The Bradt guide to Lapland" covers places and activities in the remote outposts of Norway, Sweden and Finland, together with background information to help travellers understand the Sami cultures. Visitors on both short organised tours and those travelling independently are catered for, making this an all-round essential source book on everything this region offers.
PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION Chapter 1 Background information Geography and climate, History, Government and politics, Sami economy, People, Language, Religion and mythology, Culture, Natural history Chapter 2 Practical information When to visit, Highlights - and distances, Tour operators, Red Tape, Embassies, Getting there and away, Health and safety, Women and gay travellers, What to take, Money and banking, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Public holidays and festivals, Shopping, Arts and entertainment, Media and communications, Time PART TWO THE GUIDE Chapter 3 Swedish Lapland: Lulea to Riksgransen Chapter 4 Narvik and the islands Chapter 5 From the Gulf of Bothnia to the Arctic Ocean Chapter 6 Finnish Lapland: Rovaniemi to the Finnmark Plateau Chapter 7 Norwegian Lapland: Tromso to Kirkenes Appendix 1 Language Appendix 2 Glossary of Finnish, Norwegian, Sami and Swedish terms Appendix 3 Further Information Index
James Proctor is a freelance travel writer and author of several guides to Scandinavia including Bradt's Faroe Islands. He divides his time between the South of France and his log cabin in the heart of the Swedish forest.