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Norway Flag Norway is a country in nothern Europe. It shares landborders with Finland, Russia, and Sweden. Additionally, Norwegian territory also includes the islands of Jan Mayen, and the archipelago of islands in the Svalbard group, both of which are in Arctic. Mainland Norway has a long coastline that faces the Atlantic Ocean and the Barents Sea.

As of 2010, Norway had an estimated population of 4,858,200. The country's capital and largest city, Oslo, is home to nearly 600,00, with a total of more than 1.4 million in the Oslo metropolitan area.

Norway has one of the highest GDPs per capita in the world. The mixed economy combines free markets with state activity in key sectors of the economy, and the country is also known for its generous welfare state. Norway has twice in referendums rejected joining the European Union, but does participate in the European Economic Area and trade freely with European Union member states.

Norway Country Details


Country Name Norway
Political Status Country
Geographic Location Northern Europe
Flag Norway Flag
Principal Language Norwegian
Capital Oslo


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Lonely Planet Norway (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet & Oliver Berry

Lonely Planet
Released: 2018-05-15
Paperback (448 pages)

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

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!

Inside Lonely Planet Norway Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - lifestyle, multiculturalism, economy, history, Vikings, independence, landscapes, national parks, wildlife, environment, forestry, Sami, religion, arts, architecture, music, literature, cinema, cuisine, drinks
  • Free, convenient pull-out Oslo map (included in print version), plus over 50 colour maps
  • Covers Southern Norway, Central Norway, Bergen, the Southwestern Fjords, the Western Fjords, Trondelag, Nordland, the Far North, Svalbard and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Norway, our most comprehensive guide to Norway, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

Moon Norway (Travel Guide)
By David Nikel

Moon Travel
Released: 2017-09-05
Paperback (400 pages)

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Moon Travel Guides: Your World Your Way

Experience magnificent fjords, historical cities, and magical northern lights with Moon Norway.

Inside you'll find:


  • Flexible, strategic itineraries for every timeline and budget, from a week of the highlights to a three-week adventure through the whole country
  • Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
  • Curated advice for outdoor adventurers, history buffs, culture mavens, road-trippers, and more
  • Must-see attractions and off-beat ideas for making the most of your trip: Find the best photo ops to capture Geirangerfjord's slender waterfalls, or hike to soaring cliffs overlooking glistening glacial lakes. Hop in the car and drive over islets and skerries on the Atlantic Road, or take a scenic train ride overlooking mountains, valleys, and fjords. Explore historic mountain towns, or wander small fishing villages along Norway's dramatic coastline. Admire world-class architecture and art in Oslo's cosmopolitan hub, or see the impressive restored vessels at the Viking Ship Museum. Sample fresh seafood and farm-to-table delicacies, mingle with the locals at neighborhood pubs, and find the best places to see the mystical aurora borealis dance across the sky
  • Expert advice on when to go, what to pack, and where to stay, from Norwegian transplant-turned-local David Nikel
  • Handy tools including a glossary and a Norwegian phrasebook
  • Detailed background information on the landscape, climate, wildlife, and culture
  • Travel tips for international visitors, getting around with children or as a senior, and suggestions for LGBTQ+ travel
With Moon Norway's expert tips, myriad activities, and local insight, you can plan your trip your way.

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Norway
By DK Travel

Dk Pub
Released: 2016-08-02
Paperback (296 pages)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Norway
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Norway will lead you straight to the best attractions this breathtaking country has to offer.

Explore Norway region by region, from the enchanting Northern Lights and beautiful fjords to the vibrant Oslo nightlife. Experience the culture, history, wildlife, and architecture of Norway with walks and hikes through dramatic landscapes and scenic routes, and guidance on Norwegian cuisine. Whether you are whale watching, exploring museums, or hiking across spectacular mountains, this in-depth guidebook provides all the insider tips you need.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Norway.

   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights.
   • Detailed city maps include street finder indexes for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Norway truly shows you this country as no one else can.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

The Rough Guide to Norway (Rough Guides)
By Rough Guides

Rough Guides
Released: 2017-04-18
Paperback (448 pages)

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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.
Lonely Planet Norway (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet & Stuart Butler

Lonely Planet
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

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 Norway's cultural capital, Oslo; hike to breathtaking Pulpit Rock; or savour the high Arctic in Svalbard - all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Norway and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Norway Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, landscapes, wildlife, environmental issues, Sami people, arts, architecture, cuisine
  • Over 54 maps
  • Covers Oslo, Geirangerfjord, Lofoten Islands, Bergen, Svalbard, Tromso, Kristiansand, Kongsberg, Rjukan, Finse, Hardangervidda Plateau, Roros, Jotunheimen National Park, Voss, Trondheim, Nordland, Senja, Longyearbyen and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Norway , our most comprehensive guide to Norway, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out the Lonely Planet Europe guide.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Insight Guides Norway
By Insight Guides

Insight Guides
Released: 2018-05-01
Paperback (368 pages)

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Insight Guides: all you need to inspire every step of your journey.
An in-depth book, now with free app and eBook.

This new edition of Insight Guide Norway is the perfect travel companion to this land of contrasts, from the world's most spectacular fjords and stunning coastal scenery to historic old towns and the best in modern architecture

· Over 336 pages of insider knowledge from local experts
· In-depth on history and culture, from Norway's untamed land and contemporary life, to the Norwegians' passion for the outdoor life.
· Enjoy special features on Norwegian folklore, culinary traditions, architecture and natural wonders.
· Includes innovative extras that are unique in the market - all Insight Guides to countries and regions come with a free eBook and app that's regularly updated with new hotel, bar, restaurant, shop and local event listings
· Invaluable maps,travel tips and practical information ensure effortless planning
· Inspirational colour photography throughout
· Inventive design makes for an engaging reading experience

About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.
Rick Steves Scandinavia
By Rick Steves

Rick Steves
Released: 2018-06-19
Paperback (780 pages)

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Explore Europe's most prosperous corner: a smorgasbord of Viking ships, brooding castles, and emerald fjords. With Rick Steves on your side, Scandinavia can be yours!

Inside Rick Steves Scandinavia you'll find:

  • Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Estonia
  • Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites
  • Top sights and hidden gems, from the Tivoli Gardens, the Viking Ship Museum, and Hans Christian Andersen's house, to prehistoric monoliths and sleepy fjord villages
  • How to connect with local culture: Take a dip in the fjords on a summer day, bask in the hygge of a cozy cabin café, grab a picnic of Nordic cheese and smoked fish from a farmers market, and chat with friendly locals over a glass of avkvavit
  • Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight
  • The best places to eat, sleep, and relax with a cup of coffee
  • Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums
  • Detailed maps for exploring on the go
  • Useful resources including a packing list, phrase books for Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, and Estonian, a historical overview, and recommended reading
  • Over 400 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down
  • Complete, up-to-date information on Copenhagen, Roskilde, Æro, Odense, Justland, Oslo, Flåm, Aurland, undredal, Sognejord, Gudbrandsdal Valley, the Jotunheimen Mountains, Bergen, Stavanger, The Setesdal Valley, Kristiansand, Stockholm, Sigtuna, Uppsala, Vaxholm, Grinda, Svartsö, Sandhamn, Växjö, Glass Country, Kalmar, Öland, Helsinki, Tallinn, and more
Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Scandinavia.

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Rick Steves Snapshot Norway
By Rick Steves

Steves Rick
Released: 2015-09-22
Paperback (256 pages)

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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).
Rick Steves Snapshot Norway
By Rick Steves

Rick Steves
Released: 2018-07-24
Paperback (260 pages)

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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Norway.

In this slim guide excerpted from Rick Steves Scandinavia, you'll get Rick's firsthand, up-to-date advice on the best sights, restaurants, and hotels in Norway. You'll wander through Viking history, explore snowcapped mountains and mighty glaciers, stroll through a lively fish market, and relax in a cozy fjordside hamlet.

Rick also covers day trips, scenic drives, and the famed "Norway in a Nutshell" ride, with helpful maps and self-guided tours to keep you on track. You'll learn to travel smart and get around like a local as you explore Oslo, the Sognefjord, Gudbrandsdal Valley, Jotunheimen Mountains, Bergen Stavanger, and more.

More than just reviews and directions, Rick Steves Snapshot Norway is truly a tour guide in your pocket.


Exploring beyond Norway? Pick up Rick Steves Scandinavia for in-depth coverage, detailed itineraries, and important planning information for a longer trip.
Norway (Eyewitness Travel Guides)
By Snorre Evensberget

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2003-04-21
Paperback (288 pages)

Norway (Eyewitness Travel Guides)
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See the best Norway has to offer, from stunning fjords and solitary mountains to the cosmopolitan city of Oslo and small fishing villages, in this inspiring guide. Includes practical advice on hiking, skiing, night life and local culinary specialties.

Features over 850 full-color photographs, maps and illustrations.


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