This brand new edition Insight Guide to Norway features illuminating text written by expert, local writers alongside inspiring full-colour photography, with this edition containing over 250 new photographs, vividly bringing Norway and its people to life at the turn of a page. The top attractions are highlighted to help you plan your trip, including Norway's infamous stave churches, fjords and wealth of other natural wonders. Our 'Editor's Chioce' section features recommendations on many exclusively Norwegian experiences, including the best outdoor pursuits, best architecture, best museums and galleries and even some useful money-saving tips, for interesting and diverse things to do during your trip. An in-depth 'Places' section covers the entire country, region by region, from the busy street life and artistic attractions of Oslo, to the arctic wilderness and snow-covered glaciers of Svalbard. All the principal sites are cross-referenced by number to the accompanying full-colour maps found throughout the guide, whilst additional maps inside the front and back covers enable instant orientation and easy navigation at a glance.
Colour-coded sections explore Norway's intriguing history and also provide interesting features on everything from 'Epic Explorers' to 'The Sami: People of Four Nations'. A comprehensive 'Travel Tips' section details transport, accommodation for all budgets, eating out, useful Norwegian phrases, essential telephone numbers and much more practical information, to ensure your trip goes smoothly. The unique combination of insightful exploration alongside practical advice means that this guide truly is a pleasure to read before, during and after your visit.
Introduction: The Best of Norway; Northern Contrasts; An Untamed Land. History: Decisive Dates; Beginnings; Kings and Christianity; The 400-Year Sleep; Union with Sweden; An Independent, Modern Country. Features: Who are the Norwegians?; Epic Explorers; The Sami: People of Four Nations; Wild Norway; An Outdoor Life; Sporting Passions; Fishing: Sport and Sustenance; The Traditional Arts; Art and Culture; Why Does Everything Cost So Much? Insights: Mini Features: The Great Exodus; The Heroes of Telemark; Black Gold; Language; Norway and Its Neighbours; A Bird-Watcher's Paradise; Morgedal and Telemark Revival; The Great Ski Jump; To Drink or Not to Drink; Nobel's Peace Prize; Roros and the Old Copper Country; A Country Afload; Stiklestad; Photo Features: Folklore: Sagas and Folktales; Natures's Larder; Architecture; Land of the Midnight Sun. Places: Introduction; Oslo, Nordic City of Light; Around Oslo and Its Fjord; The Heart of Norway; Peak and Plateau; Telemark and the South; Rogaland; Stavanger; Hordaland; Bergen; The Most Beautiful Voyage; From Sogn to Nordfjord; More og Romsdal; Trondheim; Into the Arctic; The Far North; Svalbard. Travel Tips: Transport; Accomodation; Eating Out; Activities; A-Z: Practical Information; Language; Further Reading. Maps: Norway; Central Oslo; Oslo; Around Oslo & Its Fjord; The Heart of Norway; Southern Norway and Its Fjords; Stavanger; Southwest Coast; Bergen; The Hurtigruten; More og Romsdal; Trondheim; Into the Arctic; The Far North; Svalbard; Oslo T-bane. Inside front cover: Norway; Inside back cover: Oslo.