Scandinavia - Finland (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Finland chapter from Lonely Planet’s Scandinavia guidebook.

There’s something pure in the Finnish air; it’s an invitation to get out and active year-round. A post-sauna dip in an ice hole under the aurora borealis isn’t a typical winter’s day just anywhere. And hiking under the midnight sun through pine forests isn’t your typical summer either.

  • marvel at the shimmering lakescapes of handsome Savonlinna, and see a top-quality opera in its medieval castle
  • maps
  • cruise Lakeland waterways, gorge on tiny fish, and sweat it out in the huge smoke sauna at Kuopio
  • transport
  • cross the Arctic Circle, hit the awesome Arktikum museum, and visit Santa in his official grotto at Rovaniemi
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Helsinki, South Coast, Porvoo, Hanko, Turku, Naantali, Åland Archipelago, Mariehamn, around the Islands, Southwestern Finland, Tampere, Hämeenlinna, Rauma, Vaasa, Jakobstad, Lakeland & Karelia, Lappeenranta, Savonlinna & around, Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Joensuu, Ilomantsi, Treks around Karelia, Lake Pielinen Region, North-Central Finland, Kuhmo, Oulu, Kuusamo & Ruka, Oulanka National Park, Lapland, Rovaniemi, Western Lapland, Northeastern Lapland, Lemmenjoki National Park, Understand and Survival Guide.

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