This first English-language guidebook to the Lapland region of Scandinavia covers places and activities in the remote outposts of Norway, Sweden and Finland, together with background information to help travellers understand the Lap cultures.
Table of Contents
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 the Bradt guide to the Faroe Islands. He has lived in Sweden where he worked as the BBC's Scandinavian correspondent. He now divides his time between the South of France and his log cabin in the heart of the Swedish forest.