In an increasingly globalised world, cities and regions sometimes join forces with their neighbours to form "megaregions" and tap economies of scale. This report discusses how eight cities and counties in Norway and Sweden - along the coast joining up Oslo, Gothenburg and Malmö - have decided ...
Explore Europe's most prosperous corner: a smorgasbord of Viking ships, brooding castles, and emerald fjords. With Rick Steves on your side, Scandinavia can be yours! Inside Rick Steves Scandinavia you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Estonia Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from the Tivoli Gardens, the Viking Ship Museum, and Hans Christian Andersen's house, to prehistoric monoliths and sleepy fjord villages How to connect with local culture: Take a dip in the fjords on a summer day, bask in the hygge of a cozy cabin café, grab a picnic of Nordic cheese and smoked fish from a farmers market, and chat with friendly locals over a glass of avkvavit Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and relax with a cup of coffee Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums Detailed maps for exploring on the go Useful resources including a packing list, phrase books for Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, and Estonian, a historical overview, and recommended reading Over 400 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Complete, up-to-date information on Copenhagen, Roskilde, Æro, Odense, Justland, Oslo, Flåm, Aurland, undredal, Sognejord, Gudbrandsdal Valley, the Jotunheimen Mountains, Bergen, Stavanger, The Setesdal Valley, Kristiansand, Stockholm, Sigtuna, Uppsala, Vaxholm, Grinda, Svartsö, Sandhamn, Växjö, Glass Country, Kalmar, Öland, Helsinki, Tallinn, and more Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Scandinavia. Cruising Scandinavia instead? Try Rick Steves Scandinavian and Northern European Cruise Ports.
Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet Scandinavia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sail Norway’s fjords or hike miles and miles of wilderness, stare in wonder at the aurora borealis, and sink back into Iceland’s geothermal pools amidst mind-bending scenery – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Scandinavia and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet’s Scandinavia: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, art, literature, music, architecture, landscapes, wildlife, design Covers Iceland, Reykjavik, the Blue Lagoon and the Golden Circle, Norway, Oslo, Norway’s Fjords, Sweden, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Denmark, Copenhagen, Tallinn, Estonia, Finland, Helsinki, Lakeland (Finland), the Far North and the Arctic Circle, and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Scandinavia is our most comprehensive guide to the region, and is perfect for discovering both popular and offbeat experiences. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveler since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travelers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.
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Which? Recommended Provider: Time Out Guides is rated top guidebook brand by Which? Survey, for level of detail, photography, quality of maps, ease of finding information and value for money. Time Out Copenhagen gives the lowdown on where to go and what to see in this most civilised of cities. With the help of local experts, the guide takes you beyond the clichés – into the neighbourhoods of Vesterbro, Nørrebro, Østerbro and Frederiksberg, where most Copenhageners live and go out, sampling the full extent of its museums, restaurants, cafés and shops. Praised and admired for its cycling culture, New Nordic cuisine and contemporary architecture, Copenhagen is enjoying a much-deserved heyday. Though still celebrated for its historic royal palaces and mid-century design, it’s now taken on a new identity as the style, gastronomic and green capital of Europe. The city’s new daily food market, Torvehallerne, is buzzing; its bike lanes are an inspiration for urban planners worldwide; and its citizens are impeccably dressed. Copenhagen city guide highlights: Full colour and illustrated throughout with exclusive photography, using original imagery to give a real sense of the place Handy pull-out Copenhagen map Extensive area guides not only cover the sightseeing in Copenhagen, but also restaurants, bars and shops – all plotted on maps handily located within the chapter Top 20 list of the must-see highlights Itineraries to help you plan your visit Critic’s choices pick out the best Copenhagen sights, experiences and cultural highlights – at a glance All Copenhagen restaurants and bars have been visited and reviewed anonymously by critics who pay their own way Copenhagen hotels independently reviewed The revamped Time Out Guides retain the independence and local expertise that the series is known for, while adding more features to help the visitor navigate the city. Whether you have an action-packed 24 hours or a leisurely week in which to take it all in, these guides are more essential than ever.
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The Tivoli Gardens, the Viking Ship Museum, majestic natural scenery--Scandinavia has it all. But the region is notoriously expensive. Frommer's detailed information makes it possible for travelers to create their own itineraries while getting the best possible value for their travel dollar. Maps.
Projekte aus Dänemark, Schweden, Norwegen, Finnland und Island / Projects from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland
Just as modern Scandinavian architecture captivates with its elegance and high quality so too does its landscape architecture. During the last century Danish and Swedish landscape architecture was amongst the European avantgarde, and in more recent years, the development in Scandinavia along with Spain, the Netherlands and France has captured our interest once again. A new generation of designers has been responsible for creating landscape architectures which met with international praise, and the names Snøhetta, Thorbjörn Andersson, Stig L. Andersson, Steen Høyer und Preben Skaarup are now known far beyond the borders of Scandinavia. Featuring examples from Topos which include the harbour area in Copenhagen, new squares in Bergen, the redesigning of the railway station area in Jordro/Haninge, and avalanche protection in Iceland, this volume provides an overview of Scandinavia ́s contribution to the design of new parks, squares and landscapes.
You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer’s. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go—they’ve done the legwork for you, and they’re not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer’s Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You’d be lost without us! Turn to Frommer’s for complete, up-to-date coverage of Europe's most scenic and unspoiled region. In one easy-to-use guide, you’ll find the very best of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland, from city sightseeing to wilderness adventures, fjord cruises, and great small towns. Loaded with detailed maps and smart tips that help you stretch your dollar and plan your trip more easily, our guide features accommodations for every taste and budget, the best in authentic dining, and terrific shopping finds. We’ll take you to Renaissance castles and Viking ruins; outline spectacular driving tours; recommend the best cruises; and cover the best of the magnificent countryside, from dogsledding and reindeer safaris to fishing and hiking in the Land of the Midnight Sun.
The islands of Stockholm mirrored in the water, the ships and Little Mermaid of Copenhagen, Oslo and its majestic fjord, the bay and peninsulas of Helsinki, Reykjavik and its deep-blue harbor --and these are only the capitals of Scandinavia. Our resident writers have navigated through the cities as well as every corner of these countries to find the best hotels, restaurants, attractions and activities to ensure a worthwhile and memorable trip. Before you leave on your trip to Scandinavia, be sure to pack your Fodor's guide to ensure you don't miss a thing! The San Francisco Chronicle sums it up best "Fodor's guides are saturated with information." - Two-color interior design makes it easier to find the information you need - Fodor's Choice Ratings flag must-see sights and hidden treasures - Hotel and restaurant reviews that cover all budgets - Plus multi-day itineraries to help travelers build the right trip for them