Explore Your World Your Way Travel writer and Norwegian resident David Nikel shares his expert perspective on Norway's best, guiding you on a memorable and unique experience. Whether you're hoping to see the famed northern lights, explore Norway's beautiful fjords and mountains, or visit its beautiful and historical cities, Moon Norway has activities for every traveler. With itineraries like “The Best of Norway by Rail” and “Norway for Families,” expertly crafted maps, gorgeous photos, and Nikel's trustworthy advice, Moon Norway provides the tools for planning your perfect trip! Moon Norway covers can't-miss sights and the best destinations including: Oslo Southern Norway Bergen and the Gateway to the Fjords Ålesund and The Atlantic Coast Trondheim and Central Norway Bodø and Lofoten The Norwegian Arctic
Moon Travel Guides: Your World Your Way One of Europe's fastest growing cities, Oslo offers visitors a perfect mixture of art, culture, and wilderness. Discover Norway's vibrant capital with Moon Oslo. Strategic itineraries for any budget or timeline, from three days in the city to island-hopping in the Oslofjord, plus day trips to Frederikstad and Lillehammer Unique attractions and can't-miss activities: Visit the waterfront opera house, National Gallery, or Royal Palace for a taste of art and culture, or tour the Viking Ship Museum to explore Norway's ancient past. Wander the Akerselva Riverwalk, sample some of Oslo's delicious traditional foods, or splurge on seasonal Scandinavian delights at one of the city's four Michelin-starred restaurants. Go island-hopping by sailboat, explore skerries, lighthouses, and quaint fjordside towns, or take the metro to the cross-country ski trails surrounding the city Expert advice from expat-turned-local David Nikel on when to go, where to stay, and how to get around Full-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps for exploring on your own Thorough background information on the landscape, history, and culture Handy tools including a Norwegian phrasebook and tips for LGBTQ+ travel, visitors with disabilities, and business travelers Focused coverage of Downtown Oslo, Frogner & Bygødy, Grunerløkka, Frognerseteren, Nordmarka, Østmarka, and Hovedøya With Moon Oslo's practical tips, myriad activities, and an insider's view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way. Exploring beyond the city? Try Moon Norway. For more Nordic adventures, check out Moon Iceland or Moon Reykavíc.
Six degrees south of the Arctic Circle lies the city of Oslo. Though the sun both rises and sets here all year round, life is not without its challenges, especially for expatriates and those with their hearts in other lands. We must accept the darkness in order to appreciate the light. A woman struggles to free herself from a tainted relationship... A man takes it upon himself to atone for the racism in his own country... An office worker accepts the violent consequences of embracing his true nature... A shadow falling past a window changes everything for a man who has given up hope... North of the Sun, South of the Moon: New Voices From Norway is a collection of short stories, essays and poetry written by those who have chosen a life of extremes: darkness and light, isolation and camaraderie, the familiar and the foreign. These evocative, poignant stories offer a nuanced look at the complex experience of adapting to life in the north.
This book describes 20 walking and trekking routes in the main mountain areas of Norway, ranging from the Far South to the Arctic regions. Chosen because they are of particular interest to the visiting walker, all trips described are accessible by public transport. Many of the mountain areas are close to one another, making it easy to connect different routes for a fortnight's holiday. In Norway, you will find some of the most beautiful mountain landscape in the world. Unlike many of the alpine areas of Central Europe, these mountains are relatively free from crowds, and few roads criss-cross through this remote landscape. Providing an ideal setting for the walker, cairned routes twist through splendid scenery and link up with comfortable mountain lodges. You will meet a kind and proud people who will enthusiastically share with you there love for their mountains. Route descriptions, divided into daily segments, vary in length from a few days to over a week. Fact panels provide information on level of difficulty, base, maps etc. Introductory sections to each chapter detail unique information about each region and transport to the area. Summary tables, maps and route profiles illustrate the routes.
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Norway. Rick Steves covers the essentials of Norway, including Oslo, Gudbrandsdal Valley, as well as Bergen. Visit the Oslo Cathedral, surround yourself with Gudbrandsdal Valley’s time-worn hills and log cabins, or get immersed in history at Bergen’s Hanseatic Quarter. You’ll get Rick’s firsthand advice on the best sights, eating, sleeping, and nightlife, and the maps and self-guided tours will ensure you make the most of your experience. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves Snapshot guide is a tour guide in your pocket. Rick Steves Snapshot guides consist of excerpted chapters from Rick Steves European country guidebooks. Snapshot guides are a great choice for travelers visiting a specific city or region, rather than multiple European destinations. These slim guides offer all of Rick’s up-to-date advice on what sights are worth your time and money. They include good-value hotel and restaurant recommendations, with no introductory information (such as overall trip planning, when to go, and travel practicalities).
Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
Release Date: 1942
THE STORY: The play begins in an unknown town that has just been occupied by a small regiment of enemy soldiers. With no alternative, the mayor of the town agrees to meet with the enemy to try to work out a plan for peaceful coexistence before the
In West of the Moon, award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Margi Preus expertly weaves original fiction with myth and folktale to tell the story of Astri, a young Norwegian girl desperate to join her father in America. After being separated from her sister and sold to a cruel goat farmer, Astri makes a daring escape. She quickly retrieves her little sister, and, armed with a troll treasure, a book of spells and curses, and a possibly magic hairbrush, they set off for America. With a mysterious companion in tow and the malevolent “goatman” in pursuit, the girls head over the Norwegian mountains, through field and forest, and in and out of folktales and dreams as they steadily make their way east of the sun and west of the moon. Praise for West of the Moon FIVE STARRED REVIEWS "Like dun silk shot thought with gold, Preus interweaves the mesmerizing tale of Astri’s treacherous and harrowing mid-nineteenth-century emigration to America with bewitching tales of magic. A fascinating author’s note only adds to the wonder." --Booklist, starred review "Norwegian history, fiction and folklore intertwine seamlessly in this lively, fantastical adventure and moving coming-of-age story." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Enthralling and unflinching, this historical tale resonates with mythical undertones that will linger with readers after the final page is turned." --School Library Journal, starred review "Astri is like a girl out of a fairy tale, and the native folktales that Preus weaves through the narrative serve as guides, lessons, and inspiration for her." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "Several Norwegian folktales are seamlessly integrated into the fast-paced, lyrically narrated story, which features a protagonist as stalwart and fearless as any fairy-tale hero." --The Horn Book Magazine, starred review "It’s Astri’s voice, however, that is most appealing: her direct, no-nonsense narration has a sharp bite, yet it also reveals the vulnerable young girl who’s willing to continue to fight but is nonetheless exhausted by the weight of her struggle. The chapters have an episodic structure that makes this an ideal choice for readaloud or storytelling adaptations, while the mix of folklore, fact, and fantasy will please fans of Edith Patou’s East." --The Bulletin of The Center for Children’s Books
Author: Jessica Day George
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date: 2011-02-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Blessed-or cursed-with an ability to understand animals, the Lass (as she's known to her family) has always been an oddball. And when an isbjorn (polar bear) seeks her out, and promises that her family will become rich if only the Lass will accompany him to his castle, she doesn't hesitate. But the bear is not what he seems, nor is his castle, which is made of ice and inhabited by a silent staff of servants. Only a grueling journey on the backs of the four winds will reveal the truth: the bear is really a prince who's been enchanted by a troll queen, and the Lass must come up with a way to free him before he's forced to marry a troll princess.
Author: Johan Harstad
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: 2012-04-17
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
It's been decades since anyone set foot on the moon. Now three ordinary teenagers, the winners of NASA's unprecedented, worldwide lottery, are about to become the first young people in space--and change their lives forever. Mia, from Norway, hopes this will be her punk band's ticket to fame and fortune. Midori believes it's her way out of her restrained life in Japan. Antoine, from France, just wants to get as far away from his ex-girlfriend as possible. It's the opportunity of a lifetime, but little do the teenagers know that something sinister is waiting for them on the desolate surface of the moon. And in the black vacuum of space... no one is coming to save them. In this chilling adventure set in the most brutal landscape known to man, highly acclaimed Norwegian novelist Johan Harstad creates a vivid and frightening world of possibilities we can only hope never come true.
The Rough Guide to Norway is the ultimate travel guide to Scandinavia's most inspiring country. There's stunning photography to inspire you, crystal clear maps to guide you and in-depth coverage on everything from Norway's charmingly laidback cities to the mighty ice-plateaus of Svalbard's artic wilderness. The Rough Guide to Norway will ensure you make the most of your time in Norway, whether you are planning a city-break in style-conscious Oslo, a retreat in a stunningly sited, fjordside hamlet, or an adventurous trip hiking past mountain waterfalls, cross-country skiing or chasing the elusive northern lights. Insider reviews reveal the best places to eat, drink and sleep with something for every budget, whether you want to stay in a remote lighthouse or fisherman's hut, enjoy Bergen's top-notch culinary scene, or have a night out bar-hopping in Norway's buzzing capital city. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Norway.
Explore Your World Your Way with Moon travel guides! Ê In Iceland, fire and ice meet at the top of the world. WithÊMoon Iceland, you can craft your perfect experience. Ê Moon IcelandÊfeatures: Expert, local authorÊJenna Gottlieb, who provides her American-expat perspective on her adopted home country Full-color guidebooksÊwith vibrant, stunning, and useful photos.ÊMoon IcelandÊis the only full color guide to this destination. Detailed directions and over 20 mapsÊfor getting around and exploring on your own Itineraries for every trip and budget, including: Winter Wonders, Get Yourself in Hot Water, The Best of Iceland, The Best of Reykjavk, Best Wildlife Watching, 4-Day Iceland Getaway Strategic adviceÊon finding the best accommodations, getting around, and experiencing the real Iceland, even in the challenging but rewarding winter season Activities and trip ideas for every traveler, such as walking on a glacier, visiting volcanoes, soaking in hot springs, road trips through stark and beautiful tundra, whale watching, best hikes, and wildlife-spotting, and tips on seeing the northern lights, as well as ReykjavkÕs incredible museums and nightlife Focused informationÊfor Reykjavk, Reykjanes Peninsula and the South, Sn¾fellsnes Peninsula and the Westfjords, North Iceland, East Iceland and the Eastfjords, and the Highlands Accurate and Up-to-dateÊinformation, researched by a local Useful toolsÊsuch as an Icelandic phrasebook, packing suggestions, and an easy to navigate format, all packaged in a book light enough to fit in your carry-on Well-researched backgroundÊon the landscape, history, government, and culture, equipping you have the experience youÕre looking forÊ WithÊMoon IcelandÕs practical tips, myriad activities, and an insiderÕs view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way. Ê Find the Moon Guide that best suits your trip!ÊWith MoonÕs extensive list of destinations and expert group of local authors, youÕll have the vacation youÕre looking for. Ê Looking for more specific information on traveling in IcelandÕs capital city? Check outÊMoon Reykjavk! Ê Hoping to extend your northern European vacation? TryÊMoon Croatia & SloveniaÊorÊMoon Prague & Budapest! Ê Full list of coverage: Reykjavk, Reykjanes Peninsula, the Golden Circle, the Southern Coast, Southwest Iceland, Heimaey, Sn¾fellsnes Peninsula, the Westfjords, Akranes and inland, Hnafli, Skagafjrdur, Trllaskagi, Grmsey, Akureyri, M_vatn region, Hsavk, Jkulsrgljfur National Park, the Northeastern Corner, Vopnafjrdur, Fljtsdalshrad, the Eastfjords, the Vatnajkull Revion, Springisandur, and Kjlur Ê
Lonely Planet Norway is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Visit Oslo; Norway's cultural capital, hike glacier-strewn high country, or simply hope to catch the elusive Northern Lights; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Norway and begin your journey now!
Author: David Mitchell
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2014-09-02
The New York Times bestseller by the author of Cloud Atlas | Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize | Named One of the Top Ten Fiction Books of the Year by Time, Entertainment Weekly, and O: The Oprah Magazine | A New York Times Notable Book | An American Library Association Notable Book | Winner of the World Fantasy Award Named to more than 20 year-end best of lists, including NPR | San Francisco Chronicle | The Atlantic | The Guardian | Slate | BuzzFeed Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. “With The Bone Clocks, [David] Mitchell rises to meet and match the legacy of Cloud Atlas.”—Los Angeles Times Following a terrible fight with her mother over her boyfriend, fifteen-year-old Holly Sykes slams the door on her family and her old life. But Holly is no typical teenage runaway: A sensitive child once contacted by voices she knew only as “the radio people,” Holly is a lightning rod for psychic phenomena. Now, as she wanders deeper into the English countryside, visions and coincidences reorder her reality until they assume the aura of a nightmare brought to life. For Holly has caught the attention of a cabal of dangerous mystics—and their enemies. But her lost weekend is merely the prelude to a shocking disappearance that leaves her family irrevocably scarred. This unsolved mystery will echo through every decade of Holly’s life, affecting all the people Holly loves—even the ones who are not yet born. A Cambridge scholarship boy grooming himself for wealth and influence, a conflicted father who feels alive only while reporting on the war in Iraq, a middle-aged writer mourning his exile from the bestseller list—all have a part to play in this surreal, invisible war on the margins of our world. From the medieval Swiss Alps to the nineteenth-century Australian bush, from a hotel in Shanghai to a Manhattan townhouse in the near future, their stories come together in moments of everyday grace and extraordinary wonder. Rich with character and realms of possibility, The Bone Clocks is a kaleidoscopic novel that begs to be taken apart and put back together by a writer The Washington Post calls “the novelist who’s been showing us the future of fiction.” An elegant conjurer of interconnected tales, a genre-bending daredevil, and a master prose stylist, David Mitchell has become one of the leading literary voices of his generation. His hypnotic new novel, The Bone Clocks, crackles with invention and wit and sheer storytelling pleasure—it is fiction at its most spellbinding. Praise for The Bone Clocks “One of the most entertaining and thrilling novels I’ve read in a long time.”—Meg Wolitzer, NPR “[Mitchell] writes with a furious intensity and slapped-awake vitality, with a delight in language and all the rabbit holes of experience.”—The New York Times Book Review “Intensely compelling . . . fantastically witty . . . offers up a rich selection of domestic realism, gothic fantasy and apocalyptic speculation.”—The Washington Post “[A] time-traveling, culture-crossing, genre-bending marvel of a novel.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “Great fun . . . a tour de force . . . [Mitchell] channels his narrators with vivid expertise.”—San Francisco Chronicle From the Trade Paperback edition.
Gudrun Thorne-Thomsen (1873-1956) was a Norwegian storyteller. Born Gudrun Nielsen in Norway, in 1888 she moved to America. She trained as a teacher and worked in Chicago. Her craft as a storyteller began publicly through a programme at the Chicago Public Library where she shared the old Norse folk tales she had learned as a child. She lectured on folklore and storytelling at the Carnegie Library School of Pittsburgh and the Western Reserve Library School. In 1923, she moved to California where she continued to work as a teacher. Her works include: East o' the Sun and West o' the Moon (1912), The Birch and the Star (1915), The Sky Bed (1944), In Norway (1948) and Storytelling and Stories I Tell (1956).