|About the Book|
Experience Travel Guides are unique in that they are designed to be read in the same way as a novel. They are a valuable early-planning resource for those looking to visit a destination, a source of information for those just interested in findingMoreExperience Travel Guides are unique in that they are designed to be read in the same way as a novel. They are a valuable early-planning resource for those looking to visit a destination, a source of information for those just interested in finding out more about a country and a pleasure for those armchair travellers who just enjoy a good read.Experience Norway 2015 highlights the more rewarding parts of the country so that those looking to visit can quickly and efficiently see if the destination is right for them and plan an itinerary. We locate and detail the best places to see and the top experiences to enjoy, and recommend accommodation options in all areas. All are based on the personal experience of the author.We capture the personality and the underlying cultural and historical significance of the cities, regions and holiday destinations. Each is put into context by chapters on Norwegian Life and the country’s History.Norway is one of the most scenically beautiful countries in the world. Few countries offer as many opportunities for great outdoors sightseeing and activities. With fjords, glaciers, mountains, magnificent valleys, museums, the beguiling Northern Lights and fascinating cultural activities, Norway has something for everyone.As more people travel to new destinations, guide books grow in importance. Hard-copy books, however, are often out of date before they are printed and users are frustrated by experiences contrary to what is described. This book has no such problem as it was thoroughly updated in March 2015 and it can be updated as often as necessary to keep it right up to date.To make it easy to read we have not filled the book with extensive specialist information which is of interest to only a few readers. Instead we have included appropriate web sites for all destinations, facilities and activities so that with one click you can obtain all the additional information you need for the places you are particularly interested in. This means the book is very useful both before you leave home and while travelling.Please realise, however, that no guide book can substitute for common sense. Norway is a cold country in winter so you need to pack clothing, footwear and other items appropriate for that climate. Many roads are closed during this period so getting around in the more remote locations can be difficult. Public transport and tourist attractions can be limited. In summer the long hours of daylight make touring easy and very enjoyable.We believe that every place in the world provides unique experiences which make a visit worthwhile. We encourage you to explore, meet the locals and grab each new opportunity as it arises. Travelling is fun but do it with care and compassion. In that way your Norwegian experience can provide lifetime memories.