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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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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

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

Lonely Planet Scandinavia

SCN01
Glenda Bendure, Ned Friary
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
512
174321569X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An excellent practical guide to Scandinavian countries, as well as St. Petersburg and Tallinn, featuring a good overview of culture, history and nature, and plenty of information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing.
$27.99

Pocket Rough Guide Copenhagen

DMK15
Lone Mouritsen, Andrew Spooner
Rough Guides
2016
144
0241238536
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With information on key sights and a full-color, pull-out map, this is the guide to take along.
$12.99

Wallpaper City Guide Stockholm

SWE35
Wallpaper Magazine (Editor)
Phaidon Press
2015
103
0714870374
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Well-organized, with chapter tabs, many photographs and of-the-moment recommendations.
$11.95

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

How to Be Danish, A Journey to the Cultural Heart of Denmark

DMK46
Patrick Kingsley
Atria Books
2014
192
1476755485
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Patrick Kingsley interviews Danes, from Copenhagen to a variety of places, including the so-called "happiest town in the world," introducing a homogenized yet highly intricate Danish culture.
$17.99

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

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

The Cathedral Builders of the Middle Ages

MED07
Alain Erlande-Brandenburg
Thames & Hudson UK
2010
175
0500300526
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This pocket-size encyclopedia of the art, architecture and culture of the Middle Ages features hundreds of drawings, color illustrations and a chronology.
$15.95

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

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

The Saga of the Volsungs

SCN05
Jesse Byock (Translator)
University of California Press
2012
145
0520272994
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A piece full of traditional lore, including runic knowledge, jealousies of princes, betrayals, unrequited love, the vengeance of a Barbarian queen, the greed of Attila the Hun and the mythic deeds of a dragon-slayer.
$21.95

The Stories of Hans Christian Andersen

DMK27
Hans Christian Andersen, Diana Crone Frank, Jeffrey Frank
Duke
2005
293
0822336936
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A newly refurbished collection of 22 tales, adroitly retranslated by Diana and Jeffrey Frank and with the original illustrations.
$26.95

The Summer Book

SCN56
Tove Jansson
NYRB
2008
176
159017268X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A modern Scandinavian classic, Jansson's sweet, slender novel follows a young girl and her grandmother as they while away a summer on a tiny island in the Gulf of Finland.
$14.00

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

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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 History of Danish Dreams

DMK05
Peter Hoeg
Picador USA
2008
408
0312428014
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Hoeg's first novel is a sprawling family saga spanning four generations and exploring the transition in Denmark from medieval society to modern nation.
$20.00

The Vikings

VIK09
Else Roesdahl
Penguin Putnam
1999
368
0140252827
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This well-written look at Norse civilization goes beyond the limited view of the ruthless Viking invaders, creating a full picture of the vibrant, artistic, agricultural and exploratory culture
$18.00

Scandinavia Map

SCN16
Michelin Maps
Michelin Travel Publications
2012
2
2067170481
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
With an index, area maps and a table of driving times and distances, this handy, frequently updated map covers all of Scandinavia, including Finland, at a scale of 1:1.5 million on one side of the sheet.
$12.95

Birds of Europe

FG47
Lars Svensson
Princeton University Press
2010
416
0691143927
PAPER
Field Guide
0
1
0
0
Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide features updated text and maps.
$29.95

Insight Guide Scandinavia

SCN22
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2015
432
1780052693
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
From Denmark to Sweden, Norway and Finland, this guide introduces the region with outstanding color maps and photographs.
$24.99

Eyewitness Guide Stockholm

SWE18
DK Publishing
DK Publishing
2016
232
1465440623
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This superb, fully illustrated guide to Stockholm and surrounding islands features dozens of local maps and site diagrams.
$20.00

Beowulf

SCN27
Seamus Heaney
W. W. Norton & Company
2001
215
0393320979
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A best-selling, critically acclaimed verse translation of the seminal Anglo-Saxon epic, which tells of a Scandinavian hero's bravery in defending Denmark from the monster Grendel. Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney translated.
$15.95

The Northern Wars: War, State and Society in Northeastern Europe, 1558-1721

BLT15
Robert I. Frost
Longman
2000
401
0582064295
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly, detailed history of the struggle over Estonia, Livonia and control of the Nordic-Baltic region during the 16th-18th centuries, a highly militarized period in the region's history.
$76.33

Isak Dinesen, The Life of a Storyteller

DMK17
Judith Thurman
Picador USA
1983
495
0312135254
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A Danish aristocrat who wrote in English and lived for many years in Kenya, Isak Dinesen lived on the international stage.
$24.00

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

Eyewitness Guide Sweden

SWE32
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
352
1465457135
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A handsomely illustrated guide to the country with color photos, recommended attractions, history and background information.
$25.00

Eyewitness Guide Denmark

DMK28
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
320
1465426833
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This superb guide features color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a region-by-region synopsis of the country's attractions.
$25.00

Nordic Gods and Heroes

SCN39
Padraic Colum, Willy Pogany (Illustrator)
Dover Publications
1996
292
0486289125
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Column's classic retelling of the dramatic tales of the Norse gods and goddesses, originally published in 1928. With 40 illustrations.
$11.95

Lonely Planet Pocket Copenhagen

DMK35
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
160
1742200346
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This lively shirt pocket guide to the city is jammed with personal recommendations, photographs and a pull-out map.
$13.99

The Quiet Girl

DMK36
Peter Hoeg
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2008
424
0312427778
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Hoeg (Smilla's Sense of Snow) sets this fast-paced, inventive novel in present day Denmark.
$17.00

Borderliners

DMK37
Peter Hoeg
Picador USA
2007
227
0312427115
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Hoeg’s psychological drama, set in an elite Danish boarding school, is a haunting story of societal control, youth, independence and hope.
$20.00

To Siberia

DMK41
Per Petterson
Graywolf Press
2009
256
0312428995
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This beautifully wrought tale of a young girl and her big brother Jesper captures the loneliness, magic and world of rural WWII-era Denmark.
$22.00

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

SWE54
Stieg Larsson
Alfred Knopf
2009
480
0307454541
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Larsson combines murder mystery, family saga, love story and financial intrigue into a complex and atmospheric novel set in Stockholm and the snowy landscapes of northern Sweden.
$16.95

Stockholm, A Cultural History

SWE57
Tony Griffiths
Oxford University Press
2009
256
019538637X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A literary, cultural guide to the art, architecture, traditions and history of Stockholm.
$18.95

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Medieval World

EUR384
Andrew Jotischky
Penguin Putnam
2005
144
0141014490
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Richly decorated with photographs, illustrations and full-color maps, this compact atlas explores the empires, people, cultures and religions of the Middle Ages, providing an excellent introduction to European history.
$22.00

The Troubled Man

SWE63
Henning Mankell
Vintage Books
2012
384
0307593495
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Last in the wildly popular series by Henning Mankell, now in paper. Brooding detective Kurt Wallander (star of The Dogs of Riga) may be in over his head investigating the disappearance of his daughter's father-in-law to be, a former Swedish naval officer, in this darkly atmospheric whodunit set in and around Stockholm. Though Kenneth Branagh stars in the award-winning BBC series (there's a new installment in the works), Wallander is as Swedish as they come, rather the antithesis of James Bond -- vulnerable, lonely, feeling his age. But a crack detective all the same.
$15.00

Medieval Scandinavia

SCN79
Birgit and Peter Sawyer
University of Minnesota Press
1993
265
0816617392
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Experts in the Viking Age and a Nordic medievalist respectively, Peter and Birgit Sawyer trace the history of Scandinavia and the Baltic from the Viking Age to the early 16th century in meticulous, scholarly detail.
$24.00

Viking, The Norse Warrior's (Unofficial) Manual

VIK35
John Haywood
Thames & Hudson
2013
208
0500251940
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This informative guide to the 10th-century Norse world will help you discover everything you will need to become a successful Viking warrior, including how to join a war band, what to look for in a good leader, how to behave at a feast, what weapons and armor to choose, how to fight in a shield wall, where to go raiding and how to navigate at sea. With 135 illustrations.
$19.95

The Viking Age, A Reader

VIK37
Angus A. Somerville (Editor)
University of Toronto Press
2010
503
1442601485
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This compilation of more than 100 primary source readings with commentary, geared for a university audience, covers all aspects of Medieval Viking life with authority.
$44.95

Viking Age, Everyday Life During the Extraordinary Era of the Norsemen

VIK39
Kirsten Wolf
Sterling Publishing Company
2013
252
1454909064
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Wisconsin and a native of Denmark, Wold brings scholarship and insight to this portrait of Norse culture and life.
$17.95

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

The Children of Noisy Village

SWE08
Astrid Lindgren
Viking
1988
124
014032609X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A captivating portrait of high spirits and everyday life in Sweden for ages 8-12 by the creator of Pippi Longstocking.
$5.99

Pippi Longstocking

SWE09
Astrid Lindgren
Viking
1997
158
0670557455
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The original story of the irrepressible Pippi Longstocking in an attractive illustrated edition. This Swedish classic includes tales of dancing with would-be burglars, fighting the strongest man in the world and playing tag with police officers.
$16.99

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 Wonderful Adventures of Nils

SCN30
Selma Lagerlof
Dover Publications
1995
219
0486286118
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
The enchanting, perennially popular tale by the Nobel Prize-winning Swedish author, which has a 14-year-old transformed and transported across the Swedish countryside on the back of a goose. This tale, geared for 9-12 year olds, is a captivating introduction to the nature, geography and folklore of Sweden.
$11.95

The Sea of Trolls

VIK22
Nancy Farmer
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2006
208
0689867468
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Kidnapped by Vikings, two Saxon children embark on a quest to find the home of the Trolls in this first-class adventure, drawn from regional folklore and Norse myth, by three-time-Newbery-winner Nancy Farmer.
$11.99

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

D'Aulaires' Book of Trolls

SCN45
Ingri D'Aulaire
NYRB
2006
64
1590172175
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
From the husband-and-wife team behind D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths, here is a colorfully illustrated close-up on the stars of Norse mythology: the trolls.
$19.95