Lonely Planet Finland is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hike the striking terrain of Karhunkierros, browse various design shops in Helsinki, or glide down the slopes in a sled pulled by huskies. Read less...
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Somewhat helpful, but I hoped for more historical informations.
Got this on Kindle because I thought it would be a good idea not to have to haul several books around - and it was, making packing and travelling much easier.Plenty of useful tips and good advice about restaurants and places to go, and most of the information on trains etc were still up to date. As often the case, I appreciated the Lonely Planet cultural details on history and what the recent situation in the country has been to help me put things into context.The maps were a big let down in the Kindle format though - in the book quite unreadable due to being too small and then unclear when blown up. I downloaded a couple of PDFs of the more important maps from the LP website before I left, and those were much more readable - but unfortunately did not have a key, so you had to keep flipping back and forth between the PDF and the book to find out what you were looking at, or looking for. Also the index use in the book was inadequate and I had to keep bookmarking pages which I wanted to come back to, but due to the current software with Kindle it is not always easy to distinguish one bookmark from another, so navigating around the book was somewhat slow.I only used this for Helsinki, so perhaps not as useful as it could have been, but it helped enhance my trip - generally a useful guide, though the Kindle format had its disadvantages to counter the advantages.
This book was invaluable, partly I suspect because the authors loved Finland so much and it helps that a lot of their interests are similar to mine. They are good enough authors also, to be able to give analytical evaluations of their opinions, in case you do not share their enthusiasms.I totally fell, stars-in-the-eyes in love with Finland and this guide eased my way to doing so, by giving useful information about the country, the people, the language and available activities; cheers guys.The reviews of market squares and market halls, intrigued me enough to go looking for them even where they were not easy to find, and I am so glad I did.The getting there & away sections worked exceptionally well for me as did the getting around segments.My only negative feedback in this guide is the same negative feedback I have had for every LP guide for several years; what is with the disproportionate space wasted everywhere on the idiotic 3-4 star hotel ratings? I guess they make money on it somehow.I'm hanging on to this guide as I fervently hope to get back to Finland some day.
Helpful when I eventually visit Finland - home of my ancestry.