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Binding: Paperback
EAN: 9781740595209
ISBN: 1740595203
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 432
Publication Date: April 01, 2005
Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
Sales Rank: 109580

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Book Description:
Marvel at spectacular fjords and dramatic glaciers, discover vast wildernesses and thrill to exhilartaing outdoor activities - Norway is every nature lover's dream destination. Whether you're exploring diverse landscapes or ambling through enchanting towns, this guide enables you to truly connect with the Land of the Midnight Sun.

• BE INSPIRED - full-color highlights, practical planning sections and six itineraries get you on your way

• OFF THE BEATEN TRACK - detailed coverage of Arctic Norway and other distant wonderlands broaden your horizons

• REST EASY - comprehensive reviews on all accommodation from far-flung mountain huts to stylish boutique hotels

• GET AROUND - reliable, grid-referenced maps and our handy Transport chapter help you get from A to Bergen

• UNTIE YOUR TONGUE - the user-friendly Language chapter helps you to meet and greet Norwegians and the indigenous Sami people

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Average Rating:  out of 5 stars

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars - A daunting task...
Norway's a deceptively large country with many, many small towns and interesting regions, all of which are separated by large distances. This book scratches the surface of all of them.

I found the guide fairly weak for southwestern Norway (Stavanger & Bergen areas). While it did direct me to the more obvious tourist areas, I felt as if I had no idea about 90% of the other things I could do.

In summary, because they try to cover the whole country in one book, the coverage ... Read More

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars - Good guide, altought with some weak points
I've been recently travelling all around Norway, from South to North, including the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. I found this guide generally very useful, but weak when it comes to talk about the Nordland, the Far North (Troms and the Finnmark) and Svalbard. For example, Lofoten is surely a fascinating place especially for hikers - like I suppose the author is - but many description are exhagerated and you might be disappointed once there - like I was. The Nordland is not sufficiently covered and ... Read More

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars - The Definitive Trave Guide on Norway (4 1/2 Stars)
Deanna Swaney (along with and Mark Griffith's outstanding mapping and design) have produced the definitive travel guide on Norway.

Deanna Swaney's writing is both engaging and descriptive. In my "must have" list, to qualify a guide as "excellent", are easy to read maps. This book has the best maps found in any Norway travel guide. The superb information and recommendations are reliable and though the publication date is 1999 (thus the information is pre '99). Norway is ... Read More

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars - Great for students
I went to Norway in the summers of 2000 and 2001, and both times I brought a Lonely Planet book. I found them to be very informative, and when I went from Oslo-Bergen-Trondheim-Oslo, they were very helpful in finding hostels and places to eat. Overall, it was a good buy. Compared to the Fodor's guide, this one was aimed more to budget travellers (i.e. students).

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars - Generally a good book
During my two-week whirlwind driving tour around southern Norway, I used both LP Norway along with Fodor's Norway, and found Lonely Planet to be much more informative and better at capturing the essence of the country. I'm basing my opinion on both this trip and my previous experience living in Stavanger for 3 years as a teenager. This year's journey covered a lot of ground, originating in Stavanger, heading south along the coast through Kristiansand, northeast through Oslo, north through Lillehammer, ... Read More

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