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by Rick Steves

  • Author: Rick Steves
  • ISBN: 1598801236
  • ISBN13: 978-1598801231
  • ePub: 1910 kb | FB2: 1596 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Europe
  • Publisher: Rick Steves; 12 edition (February 9, 2010)
  • Pages: 632
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 179
  • Format: lrf mobi docx txt
Rick Steves’ Scandinavia ePub download

Since 1973, Rick Steves has spent about four months a year exploring Europe. His mission: to empower Americans to have European trips that are fun, affordable, and culturally broadening

Since 1973, Rick Steves has spent about four months a year exploring Europe. His mission: to empower Americans to have European trips that are fun, affordable, and culturally broadening. Rick produces a best-selling guidebook series, a public television series, and a public radio show, and organizes small-group tours that take over 20,000 travelers to Europe annually.

Our books are updated frequently and thoroughl. ut when you try to pin down Europe, it wiggles

Our books are updated frequently and thoroughl. ut when you try to pin down Europe, it wiggles. On the pages below we've posted all the critical changes to the information in our guidebooks that've popped up since our books went to print. For the ease of readers with multicountry books, we've compiled the relevant updates from the above pages for the following titles. Rick Steves Best of Europe. Rick Steves Croatia & Slovenia. Rick Steves Eastern Europe. Rick Steves Great Britain. Rick Steves Northern European Cruise Ports. Rick Steves Scandinavia.

With "Rick Steves' Scandinavia 2007," travelers can experience the best of everything Scandinavia has to offer-economically and hassle-free.

Rick Steves Scandinavia book. I find Rick Steves' guide books to be the best for my kind of travel: moderately priced while maximizing experiences over shopping. He doesn't cover every single city and town- he focuses on the best places for travelers and the best experiences. I think people were not As usual, great tips for traveling as a temporary beyond the big box hotels, clear maps, tips on how to save $ in an expensive part of the world.

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Inside Rick Steves Scandinavia you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Denmark, Norway . Cruising Scandinavia instead? Try Rick Steves Scandinavian and Northern European Cruise Ports.

Inside Rick Steves Scandinavia you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Estonia.

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With this guide, travelers set sail to Europe's most prosperous corner — a smörgåsbord of Viking ships, deep green fjords, stave churches, brooding castles, and colorful farmhouses. Rick explores the sleek, modern cities of Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, and Tallinn.
Since it focusses on a couple of places extensively, with handy, informative city walks and lots of info about eating, sleeping and transportation, but skips entire parts of the Scandinavic countries, this guide is very good, and perhaps even more useful than the Lonely Planet, if you only visit those places described in the book and not the rest. Not all major destinations are listed, e.g. Trondheim and Göteborg are missing, hence my 4 out of 5 stars, but even with those cities missing I though it a very useful book. The city walks are excellent and somehow we often ended up in restaurants that were listed.
I bought the ebook version which was very convenient on both phone and tablet, the only disadvantage being that you have to browse quite a bit between the city walk maps and the (very informative) written description.
Places described in this guide book:
- Copenhagen
- Near Copenhagen (Roskilde and a few other sights)
- Central Denmark (Ærø, Ærøskøbing, Odense)
- Jutland (Aarhus, Legoland, Jelling, Himmelbjerget, Silkeborg (but oddly enough no mention is made of the main sight of the town, the Silkeborg Museum with the naturally mummified corpse of the Tollund man), Ribe)
- Oslo
- A tour suggestion via Flåm, Aurland and the Undredal
- Sognefjord
- Gudbrandsdal Valley and Jotunheimen Mountains
- Bergen
- South Norway (Stavanger, Setesdal, Hovden, Kristiansand)
- Stockholm
- Near Stockholm (Sigtuna, Uppsala)
- Stockholm's Archipelago
- Southeast Sweden (Växjö, Glass Country, Kalmar, Öland)
- Helsinki
- Tallinn
As a Rick Steves follower, I am a bit sad to give this guide a 4-star review rather than the more typical 5-star nod I would normally expect to write. But this guide has some problems potential buyers should be aware of. Our long-planned trip to Scandinavia included emphasis on the Malmo, Sweden and Stavanger, Norway areas. Malmo (Sweden's 3rd largest city) is excluded except for essentially less-than-a-page footnote treatment within the lengthy Copenhagen sections, and Stavanger (likewise, Norway's 3rd largest city) includes its own section but the tone is essentially "why bother" - "unenthusiastic" would be an overstatement. Most of the book's other content rises to the typical Steves level, but again, I felt like I must comment on the omissions. Maybe the flaws can be ascribed to trying to put all of Scandinavia (including Estonia) into the same book - at 800 pages as it is, was that too much to shoot for?
Early Waffle
Good book but a bit outdated. Stating the obvious, you should check each attraction's website for the most accurate information.

Descriptions about the culture and history of each country and region were great. But the overall recommendations felt a tad stuffy. Watch out when buying rail tickets via links from Rick Steves' website. I overpaid for a couple of tickets per the ticket agent in Oslo.
Rick Steves travel guides are the best I've found in the business. They are well organized and do a good job of helping you prioritize your sightseeing. The handmade maps are useful, the walking tours are great. I'd recommend looking for accompanying audio guides via his app. Best of all, the writing sounds friendly and natural, like you're being guided by a person, not a tourism board.

It's been a couple years since I used this in Scandinvaia, but one note specific note sticks out--every major city has an outdoor folk museum. He calls all of them must-sees for their city, but they were all pretty similar to us. If you're touring the whole region, pick the one that excites you the most ahead of time, rather than the first one you come across.
This book was a good starting point for planning a trip to Norway. Key areas, such as Oslo, Bergen, and the Norway-in-a-Nutshell route are covered with Rick Steves' trademarked sensibility. Unfortunately, it's also incomplete: there's no mention of Geirangerfjord, Alesund, Trondheim, or indeed anything further north than Lom.

Perhaps that's unfair of me: the primary value of the Rick Steves' series seems to be that it tells you what's worth seeing and what you can skip (whereas most competing travel books are simply a catalog of attractions). There's an argument to be made that these areas of Norway are redundant and hard to get to. However, I'm going to mark it down to trying to cover 5 countries in a single book (which seems to be a common absurdity in how the travel industry groups Scandinavia together).

(Note that the Norway portions of this book seem to have been republished (1) as a standalone guide ("Rick Steves' Snapshot Norway") and (2) on the Rick Steves website.)

Bottom line: this book can help if you're going to Norway, Denmark, or Sweden, but you'll need to generously supplement your planning with other resources (unless you're hitting up all 3 destinations). For Finland and Estonia (which receive relatively brief treatment), look elsewhere.
I love Rick Steves travel books. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 star is that I got this one on kindle and really think that a real book like this would be best for us in a printed book. When traveling I can refer better whith books I can turn down pages and add stickies, Highlight and make notes in margins, That's how I use them when I am traveling best. Next time! Or....maybe I still will get another copy in print. :-)
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