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Sweden (Lonely Planet Travel Guides) Paperback – 1 Apr 2003

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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 2nd Revised edition edition (1 April 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1740592271
  • ISBN-13: 978-1740592277
  • Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 13.5 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 808,736 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Approximately 10,000 years ago, at the end of the last glacial period of the Ice Age (when the Scandinavian ice sheet had melted), people migrated northwards from central Europe into southern Sweden." Read the first page
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 3 Dec. 2001
Format: Paperback
Finally Sweden has been included in the Lonely Planet family of travelling books. Not the cheapest country or the first you think of when someone says back-packing. This is the first edition and it is easy to tell with numerous spelling misstakes and missing facts. Sure Sweden is quite expensive, but why recommend McDonalds in every city, there are other inexpensive and really good restaurants in this country. A brief chapter covers walking and hiking in Sweden, but there are so much more than that to be said about the subject. So who should buy this guide? It is good when it comes to covering travelling within Sweden between small cities and some of the top attractions, but lacks depth.
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 16 May 2001
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This, another welcome addition to the lonely planet range has got all the main attractions covered. With loads of information on the capital and beyond into the countryside LP Sweden is an essential book to pack. Contains many in depth maps and activity guides with clear information on transport around the country. This book helps you find out and experience all that Sweden has to offer.
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44 of 47 people found the following review helpful
Lonely Planet: Sweden 2 Aug. 2000
By Gwen Brogdon - Published on
Format: Paperback
This comprehensive guide assures the best plans for your visit to Sweden. It is jampacked with essential information to get you there and away to wonderful destinations and events for every interest and attraction.
Like an encyclopedia, it leaves nothing to chance for planning each leg of your trip. It has two outstanding sections that sets this travel guide apart from others.
First, is it's Facts For The Visitor. It highlights the Best And Worst of what to hit or miss on your visit, which includes incidentals like free car-ferries, but expensive beer, bread, and parking fees. This section also includes the essentials for planning prior to your visit. It is a must for acquainting yourself with the cultural differences and practicals of visiting abroad.
Second best, but not least, section is the Getting There And Away. This is the best guide I have seen that gives all the transportation alternatives available to get you where you want to be, with schedules and pricing. Though this section does not boast of winning any photo contest, it has more cities per area to give the best overall opportunity to visit the real country, not just the tourist traps. Also included are internet connections to give even greater details, which brings the reference material to life.
Overall, I believe this guide is the bible for experiencing Sweden in the first year of the new millennium.
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Good, but could be better. 8 Jun. 2001
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Graeme Cornwallis almost immediately makes a misstep with his best and worst lists. The Top 10 is fine, but the Bottom 10? You can tell he was put up to this by the publisher. Arvika is shabby? I didn't find it that way at all! A lovely town with beautiful locations and a great arts and crafts store. Forests extremely tedious? Sorry. Ticket machines? I guess if you like ganging up on an overworked clerk, it's more fun not to have a ticket, but otherwise, it's very civilized. If these are the worst that he can find about Sweden, it must be a wonderful place! And that's how I found it. To be fair, Cornwallis is trying to fit a lot of information in a small book. He did miss an item or two (how could he not discuss allmansrãtt, which basically says you can hike or camp anywhere that you're not being obnoxious?) but he certainly covers a lot of what is available. It would take more than one vacation to cover all the attractions he outlines just for Gothenburg. And his directions to eating places in Gothenburg are right on the mark.
Very useful 29 Dec. 2011
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We bought this before a three-week trip to Sweden. I never cracked it open. Luckily, my wife did and tabbed all the relevant pages. We carried it all around, and when I wanted to know something, she opened it to a tabbed page and answered my question.
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