Norway with its beautiful scenery, fjords, hiking trails, mountain ranges is just an awe-inspiring country to explore. If you love Norway as much as I do and love to immerse yourself in all things Norway then this post should definitely just want you never knew you wanted. Travel books on Norway as well as books set in Norway to inspire you to visit beyond the popular cities in Norway.
Explore hidden gems with stunning views. I love how many of the authors just take you on a journey and make you want to seek out these towns and see for yourself. Take in the views, explore Norwegian gastronomy, experience the outdoors. From what I have found, Norwegians are very outdoors, which is no surprise considering what is at their doorstep.
Bergen alone is surrounded by 7 mountains and many of which offer an array of activities in winter, summer, spring and all year round. Having hiked Trolltunga we opted to take it easy and just enjoy the views from Mount Ulriken but there is just so much to offer in Norway. With that in mind, I hope the books on Norway below will drive even more inspiration for your to go and see more of Norway.
Books and Novels Set in Norway
- 1 Dregs (William Wisting Mystery 1) by Jorn Lier Horst
- 2 Follow the Dead (RhonaMacLeod Book 12) by Lin Anderson
- 3 Operation Orca Rescue (Poppy McVie Mysteries Book 2) by Kimberli A. Bindschatel
- 4 A Child Made to Order by Piotr Ryczko
- 5 Crowbone (The Oathsworn Series, Book 5) by Robert Low
- 6 Lonely Planet Norway (Travel Guide)
- 7 The Rough Guide to Norway (Travel Guide E-book)
- 8 Norway Marco Polo Pocket Travel Guide
- 9 Berlitz Pocket Guide Norway
- 10 Fodor’s Essential Norway Travel Guide
- 11 Wild Guide Scandinavia by Ben Love
- 12 Lonely Planet Best of Scandinavia by Anthony Ham, Alexis Awerbuck, Carolyn Bain and 10 more
- 13 Insight Guides Norway (Travel Guide with Free ebook)
The mystery novel starts when a severed left foot comes ashore in a training shoe in Stavern, Norway. Before the police department could put it away as an isolated case, four more such severed feet kept surfacing in just a week!
The Police Inspector William Wisting and his journalist daughter Line realize that there is more to these amputated feet. The novel has become famous as a BBC TV adaptation under the name of Wisting, starring Carrie Anne Moss. The novel is highly interesting.
Who doesn’t love a whodunit? Set in the snowy mountains of Cairngorms, Scotland, the novel is of a forensic scientist Dr. Rhona MacLeod. She and a team of mountain rescue recover the dead bodies of three young people after a deadly accident of an airplane. Far away in Glasgow, DS McNab has just raided a shady club.
On recovering quite a lot of substance and on questioning two underage girls, the officer realizes there is a link to the air crash in the Cairngorms. It is surely mystifying that Norwegian detective Alvis Olsen and Dr. Rhona MacLeod can find much more pieces of evidence joining these two events hundreds of miles apart. They are also to face the wrath of some extremely powerful people who can go to any lengths to see they do not get their goal.
In a bid to save the orca from extreme poaching, special agent, Poppy McVie heads off to Norway. In the high seas, she is on a mission to put the wrongdoer to the task. She goes undercover as a gang-member.
Once in the gang in the ship, Poppy realizes she is in a do-or-die mission. Will she be able to fight against the miscreant or lose her life in the mission to save the orca? There are the icy Norwegian waters and the massive vessel on the other side. A lot is at stake in this mission and this is what the author aims to offer to the readers.
Set in Norway’s capital city, Oslo, the novel revolves around an investigative journalist, Viola Voss. She hears of a women’s fertility rights activist, Marianne Stine’s disappearance. Though Voss is curious about the misdeeds at that moment, soon, the news loses steam. Voss is so curious because she was aware that Marianne also had a genetic issue that she had. Due to this issue, she had lost a child too.
Many years later, when Voss is set to take up a senior post in her firm, she finds herself recalling the disappearance of Marianne. She comes to hear of Marianne’s presence and now with a young child. Voss resolves to find Marianne and know more about her disappearance. Taking the help of a former police officer, Voss traces Marianne’s disappearance to a fertility clinic. Is it just a fraud clinic, or is there more mystery to it? The novelist uses the city’s undertones to paint a spooky and a psychological thriller.
The year is 979 AD when a dying monk must pass on a secret to the heir to Norway’s throne, Crowbone. Once the secret is out, the archenemy of Crowbone, Gunnhild, the Witch Mother of Kings threatens to do everything to ensure he does not get the crown.
Crowbone and his group of loyal men have to embark on a quest to get to their goal of not facing their enemy and ensure Crowbone becomes the king of Norway. The author employs a marvelous reference to Norway’s landscape in making this epic novel impeccable.
The Best Travel Books on Norway
For a person looking to travel through the diverse landscapes of Norway, this book is a must-buy. The book by Lonely Planet opens up on top itineraries for covering the best places across the length and breadth of the country.
There are top historical sites steeped in Viking histories like Loften islands, or perhaps to the Fjords, Ramsdol, and a whole lot of places. Each of these places has specific charms and you must not miss any of them. Have this handy book to go on a soul-searching trip through Norway.
The book is an eye-opener’s guide to exploring Svalvbard’s enchanting forests and Arctic fringes up north and the other spots in Norway. Know some local tips while booking a tent to watch the Northern Lights or watch the midnight sun phenomenon. The book touches on all the aspects that make Norway worth visiting. If you are in the mood for some offbeat adventure activities or cycling and hiking, the guidebook helps you find them all.
From guiding you on some specific natural spots and fjords to spot and enjoy in Norway to giving you the local touring tips, the book does it all. There is a pullout map with this travel guidebook. It comes with a tour app that complements the travel guide.
Book yourself itineraries and affordable hotels that are listed in this travel guide. Get yourself the best-reviewed hotels list, the best restaurants, cafes, and tips to explore Norway safely. The book also details on the museum and church timings, or fees for booking certain shows at the entertainment centers.
This handy guidebook can help you tour through Oslo, Tromso, Bergen, Geirangerfjord, Svarbland, and other such places. Plan your itinerary as per the season by checking these essential tour plans and the places that look the best during certain seasons. Whether you plan a solo trip or with family, know the places you can go as per that.
Finding accommodation to watch the northern lights will not be a problem too. Train timings, bus or coach services, and their timings and rates are all elaborately discussed here. A bilingual dictionary is a thoughtful addition to make basic communication easy.
With full-color photographs of the places in Norway, this guidebook has honest recommendations and reviews places. The travel guide comes with multiple itineraries for you to suit your budget and time constraints.
You get to know about places like Trolltunga, Bodo, Tromso, and Oslo, among others. The guide has practical tips to inform you of the 24-hour services, which you will find while traveling. The book also has special features on the wildlife itineraries for those seeking to go on such expeditions.
The travel guide details itineraries and places to visit in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Iceland. There are superb photographs to make the readers plan their next trip from over 800 wild adventures. Whether you are looking for camping out places, or historic ruins, the book is elaborate in all aspects.
The author Ben Love has been an active traveler and has presented his first-hand experience as a photographer. There are places and adventures you can get when you travel through Scandinavian. Explore the neighborhoods, the best-reviewed and affordable homestays and hotels in your budget across these countries. Whether you are honeymooning or going on a family trip, the guide is best for you to move around on your own.
Get all the information on your fingertips. The full-color photographs and the cultural insights and information about the historic spots are all great for any traveler. You may get itineraries as per your needs and insider information for you to travel local public transport or to hang out in local bars. The free, convenient Copenhagen map is elaborate for you.
The book elaborates on the historical events that were important in the entire Scandinavian regions and the best time to visit each of these places to witness something unique that marks each of these Scandinavian countries. What also works wonders is the way it details and gives honest reviews of restaurants and even highlights if the restaurants are worthy of your time or not. Such clarity is what makes this book a top choice by the travelers looking forward to exploring the Scandinavian regions.
Everything you ever wanted to know about Norway before you embark on your journey is here. The book is elaborate in describing scenic fjords, pools, lakes, coasts and beaches, mountain ranges, and more that define the landscape. It also gives insight into the Norwegian culture and history that you will not miss. The book gives out travel tips and maps to help you find your way through the country.
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- Essential Norway Travel Tips
- Things To Do In Norway’s Bergen
- How To Get To Trolltunga
- The Best Day Trips From Bergen
- Top Hiking Tours For Popular Trails In Norway
- Best Beers In Norway You Need To Check Out
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