By Elisabet Olesen
The fresh air, smelling of spruce and moss in the summertime and of newly fallen snow in wintry weather, is unforgettable in Sweden. Written through a local, this is often the definitive advisor to a rustic that's approximately eighty% mountains, colossal forests, lakes and desert. yet this ebook covers all, from towns and villages to the middle of the night sunlight Coast, the islands to the Lappland quarter. paintings, tradition, folklore, buying, walks, watersports and extra. city and nearby maps, plus colour images and an in depth index.
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Adventure Guide to Sweden by Elisabet Olesen