Spanning the northernmost fringes of Norway, Sweden and Finland, "Lapland" offers exciting winter and summer adventures. Take in the indigenous Sami culture, experience a husky safari or snorkel alongside killer whales. Scandinavia enthusiast James Proctor leads visitors across magical frozen scenery, from the world-famous Icehotel and the stunning Laponia World Heritage area to the Arctic's midnight sun - 24-hours of unbroken sunlight. Whether on an organised tour or travelling independently, Bradt's "Lapland" is the essential travel companion. Now in its second edition, it's the only guidebook to this wintry wonderland.
'A useful guide to Arctic Scandinavia.' - Telegraph.co.uk
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.
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