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Hiking Norway's Fjord Country

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Item EXNOR54. Buy these 4 items as a set for $68 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

The Fellowship of Ghosts, Travels in the Land of Midnight Sun

NOR35
Paul Watkins
Picador USA
2006
233
0312359411
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A captivating travel memoir in which novelist Paul Watkins interweaves his own experiences in Norway with those of early eccentric visitors. Along the way, Watkins offers vivid, evocative accounts of the country’s majestic mountains, dramatic landscapes and expansive snowfields.
$19.00

The Vikings, Lords of the Seas

VIK01
Yves Cohat
Thames & Hudson UK
2010
175
0500300151
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An indispensable reference that fits in your pocket, this slim volume is packed with maps, archival photos and illustrations.
$15.95

Norway Map

NOR05
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2012
2
2067172735
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A handsome map of Norway at a scale of 1:1,000,000, with a place index and shaded relief.
$12.95

Eyewitness Guide Norway

NOR29
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
296
1465441107
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This handsome, illustrated guide covers nature, culture, history and attractions.
$25.00

Lonely Planet Norway

NOR25
Deanna Swaney
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
448
1742202071
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With maps, practical details and information on sightseeing.
$24.99

King Harald's Saga

NOR19
Magnus Magnusson (Translator), Paulsson Herman (Translator), Snorri Sturlusson, Hermann Palsson (Translator)
Penguin
1976
178
0140441832
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A classic biography of the last Viking warrior King Harald and an account of the 1066 conflict between Norway and England.
$15.00

Norway 1940

NOR20
Francois Kersaudy
Bison Books
1998
284
0803277873
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A detailed account of the German invasion of Norway in 1940.
$26.95

The Conversion of Scandinavia

SCN74
Anders Winroth
Yale University Press
2013
256
0300205538
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Yale professor Winroth argues that the medieval Scandinavian chieftains were not forced but rather elected to convert to Christianity out of their own self-interest in this bold new study.
$32.00

Vikings, The North Atlantic Saga

VIK11
William Fitzhugh (Editor), Elisabeth Ward (Editor)
Smithsonian Institution Press
2000
432
1560989955
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An extensively illustrated volume of Viking culture, history and exploration that focuses especially on voyages to North America. Published in conjunction with a Smithsonian exhibit, it features essays and 400 color photographs.
$34.95

In Cod We Trust: Living the Norwegian Dream

NOR68
Eric Dregni
University of Minnesota Press
2011
195
081665624X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A Minnesotan of Norwegian extraction, Dregni writes entertainingly of Norwegian culture and the immigrant experience in this delightful account of a year living with his wife and infant son in Trondheim on a Fulbright scholarship.
$16.95

Letters on Sweden, Norway, and Denmark

SCN04
Mary Wollstonecraft, William Godwin
Lightning Source
2005
129
0900001518
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Groundbreaking feminist Wollstonecraft records her observations of a late 18th-century journey through Scandinavia in this small masterpiece, rich in detail of people and place.
$14.99

Don't Look Back

NOR37
Karen Fossum
Harvest Books
2002
324
0156031361
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
In her U.S. debut, Norwegian mystery author Karen Fossum weaves a tale of intrigue set in a small mountain town outside of Oslo.
$14.95

Growth of the Soil

NOR36
Knut Hamsun
Penguin
2007
352
0143105108
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The epic tale of a homesteader in the mountainous Norwegian interior, which helped win Hamsun a Nobel Prize in 1920.
$16.00

Kristin Lavransdatter: The Wreath, The Wife, The Cross

NOR40
Sigrid Undset, Tina Nunnally (Translator)
Penguin
2005
1184
0143039164
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A masterful historical epic by the Nobel Prize-winning author, first published in 1927. This omnibus edition follows the life of one woman from birth to death in devoutly Catholic 14th-century Norway. A cornerstone of Scandinavian literature, the trilogy is a powerful introduction to the medieval society.
$28.00

Mysteries

NOR08
Knut Hamsun, Sverre Lyngstad (Translator)
Penguin
2001
352
0141186186
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An odd character settles in a small Norwegian village and charms the locals. First published in 1890, this book is an insightful look at life in Norway and our favorite of Hamsun's many novels.
$16.00

Norwegian Folk Tales

NOR06
Peter Asbjornsen
Pantheon Books
1982
188
0394710541
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This rich collection of stories, interpreted by a leading scholar on ancient traditions and tales, will delight both adults and children.
$15.95

Out Stealing Horses

NOR66
Per Petterson
Picador USA
2008
258
1555974708
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A deliberate and astonishing novel. Looking back on his early childhood in rural Norway, Trond Sander fixates on a fateful summer. In 1948, after the death of a child, his father's decision to abandon the family and the crippling guilt of his best friend, the course of Sander's life would be altered forever.
$16.00

Peer Gynt and Brand

NOR59
Henrik Ibsen
Penguin
2017
400
0141197587
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A Penguin Classics' edition of Ibsen's classics. These two masterly and contrasting verse dramas by Ibsen solidified his reputation as a playwright.
$17.00

The Norse Myths

SCN38
Kevin Crossley-Holland
Pantheon Books
1981
320
0394748468
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This classic collection includes 32 tales of Nordic gods, goddesses and heroes. With an overview of the Norse world, cosmology and gods.
$18.95

For Kids

East of the Sun & West of the Moon, Old Tales from the North

SCN06
George Webbe Dasent (Translator)
Dover Publications
2008
208
0486225216
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
The Norse equivalent and counterpart to the brothers Grimm, this anthology of 15 illustrated folk tales contains the famous title story along with "Why the Sea Is Salt" and "The Three Billy Goats Gruff." This lovingly produced facsimile of the 1914 original includes Kay Nielsen's 25 stunning original color illustrations.
$40.00

Eyewitness Viking

VIK05
Susan M. Margeson
Penguin Putnam
2010
72
0756610958
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Ships, weapons, artifacts, colonies, music and kings are all explored in this illustrated family friendly portrait.
$16.99

Boy, Tales of Childhood

GBR183
Roald Dahl
Puffin
2009
176
0141303050
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Dahl recalls his youthful misadventures, in boarding school, working as a chocolate tester and summering in Wales. Great family reading.
$7.99

D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths

SCN35
Edgar D'Aulaire, Ingri D'Aulaire, Michael Chabon (Introduction)
NYRB
2005
160
159017125X
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
The D'Aulaireses vividly recreate the characters and Norse landscapes of Odin the All-father, Thor the Thunder-god, Loki, Bragi and the Valkyries in this beautifully illustrated volume. For the whole family.
$24.95