Norway: Land of Fjords and the Northern Lights (Hardcover)
Presented in a landscape format and with captions explaining the story behind each entry, Norway is a stunning collection of images celebrating this striking country. Did you know that Oslo is the only capital city in Europe where you can go cross-country skiing? Just take your skis on the metro to the suburbs and ski off from the platform across the frozen, snowy landscape. Stretching so far from north to south, and from west to east--the country reaches further east than St. Petersburg--Norway has a larger number of different habitats than almost any other European country. It has Scandinavia's most spectacular fjords, steep mountains, pretty fishing villages, beautiful beaches--and continental Europe's largest glacier. From remote settlements within the Arctic Circle to Oslo's lively city life, from the northern lights to the white nights when the sun never sets, from sculpture gardens to immense bridges linking the country's many islands, Norway is a fascinating exploration of this increasingly popular tourist destination.
Claudia Martin is a travel writer who has contributed to many guidebooks and magazines. She is also the author of books on history, geography, and culture for adults and young people.