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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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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.
$17.00

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

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

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

Finland and Northern Scandinavia Adventure Map

SCN13
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2011
2
1865003107
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided full color map of Finland and some of Northern Scandinavia at a scale of 1:975,000 printed on waterproof, tear-resistant paper.
$12.95

Marco Polo Oslo

NOR86
Marco Polo
Marco Polo
2013
124
3829707207
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This unique pocket guide is full of insider tips on where to stay, eat, drink, and sight-see. Includes a handy street atlas and a pull-out map.
$9.99

A History of Scandinavia: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland

SCN03
T.K Derry
University of Minnesota Press
2000
447
0816637997
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The story of Scandinavia from prehistory to the present with chapters on the Viking and Lutheran kingdoms, medieval times, monarchies, the World Wars and modern period, emphasizing the common cultural, political and social backgrounds.
$25.00

A History of the Vikings

VIK20
Gwyn Jones
Oxford University Press
2001
504
0192801341
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Jones integrates history and archaeology in this classic portrait of the Vikings.
$21.95

Cross and Scepter

SCN81
Sverre Bagge
Princeton University Press
2016
336
069116908X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
From the Vikings to the Reformation, Sverre Bagge spends little time with myths in his scholarly Scandinavian history, instead focusing on the development of northern European societies and their rise from the Dark Ages.
$24.95

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.
$16.00

Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings

VIK02
John Haywood
1995
144
PAPER
History
0140513280
Penguin Putnam
0
0
0
0
This history of the Vikings tells their story through a series of innovative maps and excellent photographs. It traces the routes of 9th-century Viking merchants and explorers throughout Europe and the New World.
$23.00

The Almost Nearly Perfect People, Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia

SCN83
Michael Booth
Picador USA
2016
400
1250081564
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Guardian journalist Booth writes with laugh-out-loud humor and brutal candor about the Scandinavians, mixing history and his own experiences in Nordic regions in this searing cultural portrait.
$17.00

The Vikings, A Very Short Introduction

VIK24
Julian D. Richards
Oxford University Press
2005
152
0192806076
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This slim volume is a stimulating, concise introduction to the Vikings.
$11.95

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

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

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

Riding With Reindeer, A Bicycle Odyssey Through Finland, Lapland, and Arctic Norway

SCN70
Robert M. Goldstein
Aa Balkema
2010
336
097632881X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Goldstein pedaled solo from Helsinki through forests, stopping at remote villages and continuing across the tundra (accompanied by Reindeer) to the Barents Sea in this entertaining account, enlivened by the author's photographs and rich detours into the history and culture of Finland and Lapland.
$15.95

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

Myths of the Pagan North

VIK34
Christopher Abram
Bloomsbury USA
2010
264
1847252478
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Looking at early written forms of Scandinavian myths and using archaeological sources to delve into the oral tradition, Abram gives readers access to Norse mythology and the Viking way of life.
$34.00

Orkneyinga Saga, The History of the Earls of Orkney

VIK07
Hermann Palssom, Paul Edwards
Penguin
1981
253
0140443835
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A fusion of myth and legend, circa A.D. 1200, by an unnamed Icelandic author. The medieval chronicle has its center of action among the Orkney Islands, describing their conquest by Norwegian kings during the Viking expansion of the ninth century.
$17.00

The Murder of Harriet Krohn

NOR88
Karin Fossum
Houghton Mifflin Company
2014
256
0544273397
HARD COVER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
The seventh mystery by Norway's Queen of Crime puts a spin on Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment. Inspector Konrad Sejer chases a well-intentioned robber who has murdered an elderly woman.
$24.00

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

Cod, A Biography of a Fish That Changed the World

OCE10
Mark Kurlansky
Penguin Putnam
2009
294
0140275010
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A sparkling extended essay on the cod, looking at the importance of the fish to cuisine and history, as well as to Scandinavian, American and Canadian commerce.
$16.00

Through the Eyes of the Vikings, An Aerial Vision of Arctic Lands

ARC270
Robert B. Haas
National Geographic
2010
224
1426206380
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
In this captivating collection of oversized aerial photographs, Haas (Through the Eyes of the Gods) reveals the surprising diversity of color and life in the arctic landscape, including Norwegian fjords, Alaskan tundras and Swedish waterscapes.
$50.00

Wildlife of the North Atlantic, A Cruising Guide

ATL26
Tony Soper, Dan Powell (Illustrator)
Bradt Publications
2008
176
1841622583
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This compact, illustrated guide covers the many petrels, ducks, gulls, terns and other seabirds, as well as the rich abundance of life existing under the waves, that populate the vast Atlantic region from the British Isles to Newfoundland.
$25.99

More Books

Edvard Munch

NOR09
Josef Paul Hodin
Thames & Hudson
1985
216
0500201226
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
This is an illustrated biography of Norway's best known artist, with excellent reproductions of his work and plenty of historical information.
$19.95

The Wreath

NOR10
Kristin Sigrid Undset, Tina Nunnally (Translator)
Penguin
1997
305
0141180412
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A romantic masterpiece by the Nobel Prize-winning Norwegian author, first published in 1927. The first volume in Undset's trilogy of historical novels recreating a woman's life during the Middle Ages in devoutly Catholic Norway. Also available are the other two parts of the trilogy, "The Mistress of Husaby" (NOR16) and "The Cross" (NOR17).
$16.00

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

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

Frost on My Moustache, The Arctic Exploits of a Lord and a Loafer

ARC74
Tim Moore
Griffin Publishing
2001
280
0312270151
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this inspired folly, a British comic heads to Iceland, Spitsbergen and other northern locales in pursuit of a fictitious Arctic hero.
$21.99

Gods and Myths of Northern Europe

SCN23
Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson
Viking
1990
252
0140136274
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
An classic survey of the Norse and Anglo-Saxon mythologies, gods and goddesses of pre-Christian Europe by a leading scholar of Norse and Anglo-Saxon religion and archaeology.
$16.00

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

Rowing to Latitude, Journeys Along the Arctic's Edge

ARC108
Jill Fredston
North Point Press
2001
288
0865476551
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An enjoyable account of watery travels along the coasts of Alaska, British Columbia, Labrador, Greenland, Spitsbergen and Norway. It's a lyrical tale of the adventurous life of this husband-and-wife team.
$16.00

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

The Shetland Bus, A WWII Epic of Escape, Survival and Adventure

NOR26
David Howarth
Lyons Press
2008
236
1599213214
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The little-known story of a fleet of fishing boats that regularly journeyed across treacherous waters from the Shetland Islands to Norway, to bring relief and fortifications to Norwegians under Nazi attack.
$16.95

Norway to America, A History of the Migration

NOR33
Ingrid Semmingsen
University of Minnesota Press
1980
224
0816610002
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The story of Norwegian immigration to the United States, describing the lifestyles known to the first pioneers in the Midwest and on the West Coast and relating their experiences in light of their ties back home.
$16.95

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

He Who Fears the Wolf

NOR41
Karin Fossum, Felicity David (Translator)
Harcourt Books
2006
304
0156030497
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
When a woman who lived alone in the woods is brutally murdered, Inspector Sejer investigates the chief suspect, a schizophrenic loner who recently escaped from a mental institution.
$14.95

When the Devil Holds the Candle

NOR42
Felicity David (Translator), Karin Fossum
Harcourt Books
2007
288
0156032120
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
An unexpected sequence of events in a small Norwegian town randomly intersects the lives of very different people in this gripping psychological thriller starring inspector Sejer.
$14.95

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

Assault in Norway, Sabotaging the Nazi Nuclear Bomb

NOR62
Thomas Gallagher
Lyons Press
2010
234
1599219123
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A small team of Norwegian ski commandos on a mission to destroy the Vemork heavy water plant -- and stop the Germans from getting the atomic bomb. A gripping true story of bravery and endurance against all odds, featuring hair-raising escapades -- some of which are so outrageous they seem lifted from an action novel. Non-fiction.
$18.95

The Long Ships

VIK33
Frans Gunnar Bengtsson
NYRB
2010
520
1590173465
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Captured by Vikings, made to take his place at the oars of a dragon-prowed war ship, a convert to Christianity and major player in the defeat of the Kings of England, Bengtsson's boy-hero Red Om has a grand time roaring and rampaging across 10th-century Europe in this classic saga.
$17.95

Auroras, Fire in the Sky

ARC304
Dan Bortolotti, Yuichi Takasaka (Photographer)
Firefly Books
2011
144
1554076811
HARD COVER
Science
0
0
0
0
These 80 color photos by Yuichi Takasaka celebrate the beauty, history, folklore and science of the northern lights.
$29.95

Eat Smart in Norway, How to Decipher the Menu, Know the Market Foods & Embark on a Tasting Adventure

NOR75
Joan Peterson
Ginkgo Press
2011
145
0977680134
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Veer off the tourist path to find authentic cuisine and rich new experiences in Norway.
$14.95

Sightlines, A Conversation With the Natural World

NAT277
Kathleen Jamie
Workman Publishing Company
2013
242
161519083X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Scots poet Kathleen Jamie journeys from her native land to Greenland, remote St Kilda, Spain and Norway for these fourteen short meditations on wild places and the art of observing the world around us.
$14.95

Vikings in the Attic, In Search of Nordic America

USM250
Eric Dregni
University of Minnesota Press
2014
289
0816667446
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Dregni learns what it means to be a Scandinavian-American in this contemplation of Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish and Icelandic influence on Midwestern living. A cultural explorer, Dregni explores the origins of traditions and stories while visiting historic places across the Midwest.
$22.95

Madam Prime Minister

NOR80
Gro Harlem Brundtland
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2004
504
0374530025
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Doctor and mother of four Gro Harlem Brundtland is notable for being the youngest as well as the first female prime minister in Norwegian history. This is her candid, humorous tale about how she triumped over stereotypes and political opposition.
$33.00

Police, A Harry Hole Novel

NOR81
Jo Nesbo
Vintage Books
2014
576
0307951162
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In the most recent entry of the Harry Hole series, Hole begins to doubt himself as a new killer stalks the streets of Oslo.
$15.95

The Redeemer, A Harry Hole Novel

NOR82
Jo Nesbo
Vintage Books
2014
464
0307742989
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In the sixth installment of the Harry Hole series, the dogged inspector finds himself chasing a Croatian assassin during Christmastime.
$14.95

My Struggle

NOR84
Karl Ove Knausgaard
Archipelago Books
2014
430
0914671006
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The first volume of Norwegian literary star Knausgaard's brilliant six-volume autobiographical novel is composed of the narrator's interwoven memories of his coming-of-age in Norway. Knausgaard's philosophical reflections and relentlessly honest revelations have earned favorable comparisons to the work of Marcel Proust.
$27.00

The Leopard

NOR85
Jo Nesbo
Vintage Books
2012
675
0307743187
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
In this new installment of the series, Harry Hole must confront one of the greatest threats that has ever faced Oslo.
$15.95

Oslo Crumpled City Map

NOR87
Palomar
Crumpled City Maps
2011
1
8897487017
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Crumpled City maps are soft, yet hard-wearing, waterproof and meant to be creased and crumpled. You can place the area that you're interested in on the palm of your hand to spot street names then just screw it up, stuff it back into its case or your pocket.
$16.95

The Cold Song

NOR89
Barbara Haveland (Translator), Linn Ullmann
Other Press
2014
328
1590516672
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A family’s nanny goes missing without a trace -- until her body is discovered two years later. Set on the Norwegian coast, this haunting novel was a New York Times Notable Book.
$15.95

The Arctic Guide, Wildlife of the Far North

ARC333
Sharon Chester
Princeton University Press
2016
400
069113975X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Written for travelers and naturalists alike, this comprehensive guide to the flora and fauna of the Arctic covers 800 species. Each profile features color illustrations, range maps and full descriptions.
$27.95

For Kids

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

The Viking Codex, The Saga of Leif Eriksson

VIK44
Fiona MacDonald
Aa Balkema
2014
33
1906370621
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Featuring richly illustrated pages and many gatefolds, this children's book introduces middle readers to Eric the Red and his son Leif Eriksson (Leif the Lucky) and the Viking culture from which they sprang.
$7.95

Leif the Lucky

VIK45
Edgar Parin Daulaire, Ingri Daulaire
University of Minnesota Press
2014
60
0816695458
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This reissued classic presents explorer Leif Erikson, son of Erik the Red, and his many adventures, including crossing uncharted seas with his father and landing in North America. Written for ages 8-12.
$16.95

Norse Gods and Goddesses Coloring Book

NOR90
Jeff A. Menges
Dover Publications
2004
32
0486433374
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Fourteen scenes from the mythology of the Norse -- all ready for coloring! Includes the father god Odin, master of the seas Aegir, mischief god Loki and more. Each image is paired with a detailed caption.
$3.99

Story of the Vikings Coloring Book

VIK48
A. G. Smith
Dover Publications
1988
48
0486256537
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Thirty-eight scenes inspired by the Vikings -- all ready for coloring! Includes European raids, ship construction, Viking weaponry, art and more. Each image is paired with a detailed caption.
$4.99