Suggested Reading List
History of Scandinavia: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland
Description: 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.
Norway - Culture Smart! The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Author: Linda March
Description: Avoid being offended, or worse offending Norway locals, instead familiarise yourself with local customs and cultures by reading "Culture Smart! Norway". This handy, pocket-sized book will help you to ease your way into a different culture and will assist you in making sure you don't develop incorrect stereotypes. Good preparation can go a long way in readying yourself for your journey. Whether you are setting off to Norway in order to travel, learn, work or relocate, "Culture Smart!" will provide you with a wealth of information on everything from climate, population, doing business, nightlife and so much more. "Culture Smart! Norway" offers an in-depth insight to the customs and cultures of Norway, an area where many other guidebooks only scratch the surface.
Norway Eyewitness Guide
Author: Snorre Evensberget
Description: This superb guide features color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a region-by-region synopsis of the country's attractions.
Norway: The Land of the Fjords
Author: Fabio Bourbon
Description: Fantastic photos of the Fjords in Norway.
Spitsbergen: Svalbard· Franz Josef Land
Author: Jan Mayen
Description: The fourth edition of this critically acclaimed guide introduces travellers to the Norwegian Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, the neighbouring Norwegian island of Jan Mayen, and the Russian Arctic archipelago of Franz Josef Land. Fully updated throughout, it is packed with essential information for cruise passengers, wilderness explorers, wildlife enthusiasts, northern lights watchers and adrenalin junkies coming to participate in the islands' extreme sports, which include climbing, hiking, trekking, skiing, riding and hunting. There's also comprehensive advice on how to prepare for travel in the high Arctic
Wildlife of the North Atlantic: A Cruising Guide - British Isles, Faroes, Norway, Iceland, Southern Greenland, Newfoundland
Author: Tony Soper, Dan Powell
Description: 'Bradt Travel Guides simply have the best wildlife coverage of any of the popular guide books.' BBC Wildlife 'Recommended reading' Wanderlust.
Tony Soper has written over a dozen books on birds and other natural history topics, including Antarctica: A Guide to the Wildlife. Nowadays, he leads expeditions in small ships in search of ocean-going seabirds, whales and the wildlife of remote islands. Dan Powell is a full-time wildlife artist best known for his studies of birds. He is also the illustrator of The Arctic: A Guide to Coastal Wildlife. In 1996, he received the British Birds' award for Bird Illustrator of the Year.