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Norway is a country with breathtaking sceneries and amazing contrasts: majestic fjords, unique archipelagos, mountains, glaciers, rivers, very well preserved nature, idyllic towns, quaint villages and historical sites.

Wintersport in Norway : Al, Beitostolen, Gala, Geilo, Hovden, Lillehammer / Hafjell, Trysil, Skei / Gausdal, Ski Hemsedal.

Provinces in Norway :  Akershus, Aust-Agder, Buskerud, Finnmark, Hedmark, Hordaland, More og Romsdal, Nordland, Nord-Trondelag, Oppland, Oslo, Ostfold, Rogaland, Sogn og Fjordane, Sor-Trondelag, Telemark, Troms, Vest-Agder and Vestfold.

Dependent areas Norway : Bouvet Island, Jan Mayen, Svalbard

Cities in Norway : Bergen, Stavanger, Trondheim, Kristiansand, Lillehammer, Ålesund, Drammen, Hafjell, Røros, Tonsberg, Tromsø, Hamar

Capital City of Norway: Oslo

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Camp sites Norway / Caravanning

  NAF Campings 

Car Hire Norway

  Sixt   -    

Holiday Homes / Apartments

A self-catering holiday in one of Hoseasons' holiday lodges and parks brings a new meaning to the word freedom. From the moment you arrive you can revel in the limitless possibilities offered at every resort centre.
And with late availability and last minute booking facilities, you'll soon be experiencing the holiday of your dreams. Enjoy a weekend or short break in beautiful countryside, at some of Europe's finest beaches or forest surroundings. Hemsedal and Setesdal.   -   Holiday homes Norway  

  Homelink International   -   holiday home exchange

Hotels in Norway / Hostels

  Hotels in Norway   -   Hotel guide Norway
Hotels in Oslo, Bergen, Jessheim, Bodø, Lillehammer, Stavanger, Lindås, Lillestrøm, Balestrand, Otta , Sandsli, Sola

  Comfort Hotel Børsparken ***, Tollbugt 4, 152 Oslo
Comfort Hotel Børsparken is located in the oldest part of the Norwegian capital, Oslo. The main street of Oslo, Karl Johans gate, is only 200 meters from the hotel, with a large variety of shops and restaurants. This street is also leading you to the Royal Castle. Next to the hotel you will find Oslo Stock Exchange, the National Bank, and Akershus Castle from the 12th Century with a view over central parts of Oslo.
The Sentral Station/Airport Express Train with transport to Oslo Airport Gardermoen, is only a 3 min. walk from the hotel. is one of the worlds largest online booking services for hostels. All hostels you see here are offering realtime prices and availability.

  Norwegian Family & Youth Hostels   -   Norske Vandrerhjem
HI Norway offers a quality accommodation alternative, which is affordable, safe and comfortable. Hostelling helps reducing your holiday budget. Instead you can spend your money on interesting things to do and see when you are awake.

National Parks

  Jostedal Glacier National Park   -   Jostedalsbreen   -   Sognefjord Norway
The valley of Jostedalen offers spectacular scenery, mainly shaped by glacial erosion. Glacial faults and fractures underneath the glacier have favoured erosional forces, garving out valleys, hanging valleys, cirques and mountain passes from the old mountainous plain.
The largest glacier in Northern Europe, Jostedalsbreen, 487 km2 , covers the high mountain plateau northwest of Jostedalen. 22 named outlets - "glacial arms or tongues" - flow from the plateau glacier, 11 of these into the hanging valleys running more or less vertically to the main valley, Jostedalen. Hanging valleys are found on both sides and can be seen as bowl-shaped openings high up on the hillsides.
The most famous glacial outlets are Nigardsbreen, Bergsetbreen and Austdalsbreen.

  Norwegian National Parks

Travel Agencies / Tour Operators / Norway specialists
Norway Ski.

 Sherpa Expeditions
Walking holidays in Norway.

  DFDS Seaways   -   Mini Cruise Breaks  
A mini cruise is the perfect way to unwind from the stresses and strains of everyday life. If you want a mini cruise to Oslo with a difference, look no further.

 G Adventures

  Mighty Fine Company
Activity Breaks, City Breaks, Wildlife, Air Tours, Escorted Tours, Family, Fishing, Fly Drive, Golf, Horse Riding, Lapland, Motorcycling, Rail Tours, Safaris, Santa Claus, Short Breaks, Tailor Made, Cruises
  Fjord Line Holidays
A wide range of holiday options to suit all, including Motoring Tours, Cottage holidays, Camping holidays and Freedom Hostelling.
For those of you who prefer not to drive, they offer Independent Tours, Escorted Tours, Bergen Breaks and the famous Coastal Voyage.
  Norsc Holidays   -   independent travel agency specialising in Norway
City Breaks, Coastal Voyage etc.
  Norvista   -   Experts on travel to Scandinavia
  Remembrance Travel
  Scantours UK
UK's leading Independent tour operator for Scandinavia. Here you will find many flexible, good value holiday ideas and arrangements.
  Taber Holidays   -   Specialist holidays to Norway
  Waymark Holidays   -   holidays for walkers and cross-country skiers
Sjusjoen [ on a plateau close to Lillehammer ],  Kamben Winter Experience [ trip on snowshoes, dog sledding session ], Hallingen [ on a beautiful gently undulating plateau ] and  Kvitavatn [ terrain is ideal for skiers of all abilities with an unbeatable variety of off-track options ]
  Norwegian Trekking Assocoation
Norway's largest outdoor activities organisation.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide, Norway - ISBN 1405353147Travel Guides Norway / Related books

Travel Guides Norway  [ ]

  DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Norway
Snorre Evensberget (Author)
Hardcover: 304 pages; Publisher: Dorling Kindersley (1 Jun 2010); ISBN-10: 1405353147; ISBN-13: 978-1405353144.

  Dorling Kindersley   -    

Norway (Michelin National Maps)
Map; Publisher: Michelin Maps; Revised edition edition (8 Jan 2007); ISBN-10: 2067126881; ISBN-13: 978-2067126886.

The Rough Guide to Norway - ISBN 1848360274 The Rough Guide to Norway   -   Phil Lee (Author)
The Rough Guide to Norway is the ultimate travel guide with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best Norwegian attractions. Discover the diverse regions of Norway; from the outstanding expresionist art in the unmissable Oslo galleries, to the Loften Islands and majestic coastline of Norway. This incisive, thoughtful guide delves deeper than any other guide into the heart of Norway and its people, the spectacular national parks, stunning scenery and cosmopolitan cities.Find detailed practical advice on what to see and do in Norway whilst relying on up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels in Norway, recommended restaurants in Norway, Norwegian bars, and all the insider tips to the best shopping and entertainment in Norway, for all budgets. You'll find expert tips on exploring Norway's untrammelled wilderness, catering for hikers and skiers, to Base jumpers and glacier hikers, with an authoritative background on Norway's history and culture. Explore all corners of Norway with the clearest maps of any guide. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Norway.
Paperback: 496 pages; Publisher: Rough Guides; 5 edition (1 Jun 2009); ISBN-10: 1848360274; ISBN-13: 978-1848360273.

Transport / How do I travel to Norway

  Oslo Airport
Arrivals,  Departures,  Ground Transportation,  Airlines, and more
  Other airports in Norway : Alesund Vigra, Bergen Flesland, Bodo [ Nordland ], Haugesund, Kjevik Kristiansand, Stavanger Sola,Tromso, Trondheim Vaernes


Book cheap flights to Norway at ebookers and benefit from discounted airfares. View their latest offers and book your flights, accommodation, car hire and insurance online

  Airline Tickets Norway / Bargain Flights
Cheap flight tickets Norway, price comparison possible. 

Norway map (Michelin National Maps) - ISBN 2067126881  Arctic Air
Small and friendly airline, localized way up north, close to the North Pole, The Russian Siberia and the Taiga. 

  NSB  -  Norwegian State Railways  -  Travel Planner,  Prices & Timetable

FerryCheap   -   fantastic fares from all of the UK's major ports

  National Express Eurolines
Travel by bus or coach to Norway

  Color Line   -   passenger ferry service
  Fjord Line   -   passenger ferry service
From the Danish Hanstholm en Scottish Newcastle to Stavanger, Haugesund and Bergen.

Online map Austria  Online Maps Norway [ Uni Texas  -  Perry-Castañeda Library  -  Map Collection Europe ]


  Visit Norway   -  Official and complete travel guide to Norway

  Government of Norway   -   ODIN   -   official website
Under "About Norway" you will find a comprehensive collection of feature articles and background information about Norway written by specialists in the various fields. You will find relevant links to other web sites under the menu for each topic.
You will also find links to information about visiting Norway and about the Norwegian business sector. "News" includes daily news bulletins about Norway in English and press releases from the Prime Minister's Office and the ministries.

  Oslo   -   capital city Norway
Museums here include The Viking Ship Museum and Maritime Museums housing the Kon Tiki raft. Boat trips on the Oslo Fjord in summer between the small islands are highly recommended. For spectacular views of the city take a trip to the top of the Olympic ski jump at Holmenkollen.

Finnmark, Troms, and Nordland,
  Østlandet / Austlandet  -  geographical region of the south-eastern part of Norway
It consists of the counties Telemark, Vestfold, Østfold, Akershus, Oslo (city), Buskerud, Oppland and Hedmark.
Vest-Agder and Aust-Agder
Nord-Trøndelag, Sør-Trøndelag
Møre og Romsdal, Sogn og Fjordane, Hordaland and Rogaland.

  Akershus fylke [ province ]  -  Akershus fylkeskommune / Akerhus County Council
The Oslo-Akershus metropolitan region is the smallest of the Scandinavian metropolitan regions, with a population of one million. The region is peripheral in Europe, but at the centre of Scandinavia.
Population densities vary within the region, the highest densities found along the four railway lines out of Oslo. 
  Aust-Agder   -   Aust-Agder fylkeskommune
  Buskerud County   -   Buskerud fylkeskommune 
Buskerud County stretches fróm the western part of the Oslo fjord to the central mountain plateaus. The county offers coastlines, city centres, valleys, forests and mountains. The county is an important junction for traffic southwards (to southern Norway and Stavanger) and westwards to Bergen.
Districts in Buskerud : Eiker, Ringerike, Numedal and Hallingdal. County administration is in Drammen.
  Finnmark   -   Finnmark County Authority   -   The Norwegian Lapland
Finnmark is situated in the extreme North East of the country. Of all the counties, it has the largest area and the fewest inhabitants. Its mainland stretches as far North as to the peninsula Kinnarodden and as far East as to the island of Hornøya i Vardø municipality. Finnmark borders on the Arctic Ocean, The Barent Sea, Finland, Russia and Troms County. Finnmark is on the same latitude as Siberia, Greenland and Alaska, but
thanks to the Gulf Stream, the harbours along the coast of Finnmark do not freeze over and the area enjoys mostly mild winters. See for more Visit North Cape and Northern Lighs.
Important towns in Finnmark: Alta, Hammerfest, Honningsvåg, Kirkenes, Vardø, and Vadsø.
  Hedmark   -   Hedmark County   -   south-east part of Norway, bordering Sweden.
Hedmark is the farming and forestry county, and stretches along the Swedish border from Central Norway and south past Kongsvinger. Farming and forestry has been the most important industries and forestry is well documented at the Forestry Museum at Elverum.
The nature varies from beautiful snow clad mountains in the north, to green forests and wilderness to the east, and productive farmland to the south.  See for more Tourism Hedmark
Regions in Hedmark : The Hamar Region, Glåmdal, Nord-Østerdal, Sør-Østerdal, and Trysil/Engerdal.
Municipalities : Alvdal, Eidskog, Elverum, Engerdal, Folldal, Grue, Hamar, Kongsvinger, Løten, Nord-Odal, Os, Rendalen, Ringsaker, Stange, Stor-Elvdal, Sør-Odal, Tolga, Trysil, Tynset, Våler, Åmot, and Åsnes.
  Hordaland   -   Hordaland County   -   on the western coast of the country
The county is split from southwest to northeast by the long, deep Hardangerfjorden, one of Norway's main fjords and a great tourist attraction. About half of the National park of Hardangervidda is in the county.
Inland districts : Hardanger and Voss; Coastal districts : Sunnhordland, Midhordland and Nordhordland  The county administration is in Bergen.
  More og Romsdal   -   Møre and Romsdal County  -  northernmost part of the Vestlandet region
The county administration is located in Molde.
  Nordland   -   Nordland County
Nordland is a continual meeting of sea and land. You will be inspired by the blue-black mountains, decorated in many places with patches of snow, even in summer. Contrasting beautifully with green hillsides, the mountains rise above the crystal clear, azure ocean and create a dramatic setting for the vital fishing hamlets. Here you can stroll on long, white sandy beaches, just like in much more southerly locations.
Regions in Nordland : Helgeland in the south [ south of the Arctic Circle ], Salten in the center, and Ofoten in the northeast. In the northwest lie the archipelagoes of Lofoten and Vesterålen. The county administration is in Bodø. See Visit Nordland.
  Nord-Trondelag   -   County North Trondelag   -   central Norway
The county makes up the northern part of the Tröndelag region, whose largest city, Trondheim, is found in neighbouring South Trøndelag County.
The towns of Steinkjer, Stjördal, Levanger, Verdal and Namsos are the most densely populated areas, with Steinkjer as the county's administrative centre. The northern part of the county is called Namdal and the southern part Inntröndelag. See for more Visit North Trondelag.
Districts in Opland : Gudbrandsdalen, Valdres, Toten, Hadeland and Land. Oppland includes the towns Lillehammer, Gjøvik and Otta, and Norway's two highest mountains, Glittertind and Galdhøpiggen. The county administration is in Lillehammer.
  Oslo   -   City of Oslo    
Oslo is the oldest of the Scandinavian capitals, and its history goes back to 1000 years ago, when the first settlements were built at the inlet of the Oslo fjord.
  Ostfold   -  County Ostfold -  located between the Oslo Fjord and Sweden
It is a hilly landscape with a lot of woodland. Heartland of Scandinavia.
Towns in Ostfold : Askim, Fredrikstad, Moss, Mysen, Halden, and Sarpsborg. The rivers Glomma and Tistedalselva run through the district.
  Rogaland  -  Rogaland County Council
Rogaland is situated in the southwestern corner of Norway. For this reason, the people of Rogaland have always had close contact with other peoples and cultures touching the North Sea.
Rogaland is the most important region for oil and gas exploration and development in Norway. The seafood cluster incuding fish farming is well developed. Egersund and Karmsund ports are of national importance both for landing fresh fish and exports of frozen fish. Stavanger and Karmsund ports are important ports for exports and industrial purposes.
  Sogn og Fjordane
  Sor-Trondelag   -   county in the area Trøndelag
More than half of the population in Sor-Trondelag lives in the City of Trondheim. The broad and long Trondheimsfjord is at the center of this county.
  Telemark   -   Government of Telemark
Telemark County Council is situated in the centre of Southern Norway, reaching from the Skagerrak coastline to the Hardangervidda mountain plains where reindeers roam. As much as 65 percent of the county is mountains, hills and inland water, with its highest point, Gaustatoppen, 1883 meters above sea level.
Telemark County is one of Norway's oldest tourist districts. Morgedal, a mountain village that has the distinction of being the cradle of skiing, is today the home of an adventure park called Norwegian Ski Adventure.
  Telemark   -   Tourist Board Telemark
Telemark is one of Norway's foremost vacation areas. This is due to a number of factors; the area's natural scenic beauty, the nice climate, its rich culture, commerce and communications, - all play important roles. The diversity of the landscape adds excitement to the area. Sea swept rocky shores merge with open farmlands, vast forests and narrow valleys. Steep mountains plunge into bottomless lakes or widen into endless mountain moors rolling onward to the horizon.
  Tinn Kommune   -   Rjukan ???
  Troms   -   Tourist Board Troms
The county of Troms is closely associated with the Arctic region's wilderness and the high alpine mountains - and has the Arctic Ocean as its closest neighbour.

  Alta   -   Alta Tourist Information
  Andøyja   -   Andøyja Tourist Information Office
  Bergen City   -   My Guide Bergen
  Bodø   -   Municipality of Bodø 
Located on an unsheltered peninsula in the Norwegian Sea, Bodø is one of Norway's most windy cities but also the perfect base for visiting some of Norway's most famous attractions, including Saltstraumen, Kjerringøy and the Svartisen Glacier. See for more Visit Bodo.
  Drammen   -   Drammen og Oplands Turistforening
Drammen is one of the larger cities in Norway [ ca.40 km from Oslo ]. The city centre is situated at the end of a valley, on both sides of the river Drammenselva, and where the river meets the Drammensfjord. Drammen is the main harbor for car and fruit import in Norway.
  Hafjell / Lillehammer
The 1994 Olympic city Lillehammer in Gudbrandsdalen Valley in Oppland is famous for winter sports.
  Hamar   -   Community of Hamar   -   on Lake Mjøsa
1.5 hours from Oslo and 30 minutes from Gardermoen and you are in the Hamar region, which encompasses the municipalities of Stange, Hamar, Løten and Ringsaker. There have been settlements here since the Stone Age, and in the Viking Era the region was a power centre in the interior. During medieval times Hamarkaupangen developed at Domkirkeodden with a Bishopric and trading centre. The region has been – and remains – one of Norway's most important agricultural areas. Hamar has cathedral ruins of one of the country's oldest churches built nearly 1000 years ago. See for more Tourist Board Hamar Region.
  Harstad   - 
  Johnsgard   -   Johnsgard Tourist Center
  Kautokeino   -   Kautokeino Tourist Information
  Kristiansand   -   Community Kristiansand   -   capital of the county of Vest-Agder
Administrative, business and cultural capital of South Norway. Due to its favourable climate and location by the sea and a number of family oriented activities, Kristiansand and the immediate surroundings is a favourite summer recreational area to most Norwegians. Because of short ferry crossings and frequent sailings to neighbouring countries, Kristiansand is frequently referred to as Norway's "Gateway to Europe".
  Longyearbyen  -  most important town Spitsbergen  -  former mining town
With Polar Museum. See Tourist board Longyearbyen and Svalbard
  Narvik   -   Destination Narvik
  Loppa   - 
  Molde   -   Tourist Board Molde
From Molde you can visit some of Norway's best-known tourist attractions. On the Atlantic Road, you can drive over bridges, small islands and skerries right out at the ocean's edge. Venture up fjord arms to visit the dramatic scenery of the Eidesdalen valley and Mardalsfossen, the highest waterfall in Northern Europe.
  Salten - Hamsuns rike
  Senja   - 
  Stavanger   -   Community Stavanger  -  Tourism Region Stavanger 
From majestic mountains, beautiful fjords and idyllic beaches to pulsating nightlife, traditional cuisine and the best of Norwegian culture, Stavanger is so close to home, but feels like a million miles from home. A particularly vibrant place to visit as it prepares for its position as European Capital of Culture in 2008.
  Svalbard   -
  Tromsö   -   Community Tromso 
Because of the geographical location [ ca. 350 km north of the Arctic Circle ] Tromsø has both midnight sun and polar night. Tromsø is in the middle of the Aurora Borealis zone [ northern lights ].
  Tromsø   -   Destinatjon Tromsø
  Trondheim   -   Trondheim City  -  with Nidaros Dome
Centre of education, technical and medical research [ ca. 25,000 students ]. Norway's third-largest city and located where the river Nidelva meets the Trondheimsfjorden.
  Steinkjer   -   City of Steinkjer   -   principal city of Nord-Trøndelag county
  Vesterålen   - 

  Cape Nordkinn   -   northernmost point of mainland Europe
Kinnarodden is the Nothernmost point of the European mainland. The point can only be reached by boat or by foot (hiking). See Municipallty of Gamvik.
  De syv søstre [ The Seven Sisters ]  -  mountain range on the island of Alsten
  Fjord Norway
Information about the provinces Rogaland, Hordaland, Sog Og Fjordane en More og Romsadl in the region Fjord Norway at the Westcoast.
  Grenland Region  -  comprises four municipalities: Skien, Porsgrunn, Bamble, and Siljan
Grenland is Norway's fifth largest "city" - in the heart of Telemark county's beautiful natural scenery. The unique combination of an urban culture and activities and magnificent scenery is Telemark's biggest selling point. Our mission is to communicate this - to both tourists and those who already live in Grenland.
  Lofoten   -
  Mjøsa   -   Norway's largest lake; extends into Oppland and Hedmark counties
Southern part of Norway, about 100 km north of Oslo. The cities of Hamar, Gjøvik, and Lillehammer were founded along the shores of the lake.
  The Whale Route
  Tourist roads

  Aftenbladet   -   newspaper
  Aftenposten   -   newspaper  -  English / Norwegian Language
  Ibsen's Childhood home
Henrik Ibsens childhood home, Nordre Venstøp in Gjerpen, lies slightly north of Skien. This is where Henrik Ibsen lived between the ages of 7 and 15. On Venstøp, you can see the dark loft featured in the play "Vildanden" [The Wild Duck], and the porch where Ibsen as a boy first demonstrated his dramatic talents and staged puppet theatre for the neighbourhood, using plays and puppets he had created himself. The farm at Venstøp lies in beautiful surroundings and is an excellent destination. An exhibition of Skien in the 1840s and of Ibsens family and childhood experiences.
  Norwaypost   -   newspaper   -   English Language
  Naturism in Norway 
  North Cape [ Nordkapp ]  -  cape on the island of Magerøya in northern Norway
  Northern Lights in Norway

  Norwegian Trekking Assocoation
Norway's largest outdoor activities organisation.
  Oslo fjord
The sheltered waterway of the Oslo fjord was historically the main transport route into Oslo from settlements along the coast of Norway and abroad. Today, one of the prime use of the fjord is for leisure pursuits.
  Radio in Norway  -  Radio P5 Webradio  -  Live radio
  Rauland  -  destinations Rauland, Haukeli and Vinje
  Rjukan  - skiing holidays in Norway
The mountains around Rjukan are perfect for family skiing holidays. Several of the winter sports centres make a special effort to provide enjoyment for the whole family, so you will find tobogganing slopes and ski tows for children, a ski school for beginners and slalom slopes and cross-country trails catering for different levels of ability.
  Rjukan Ski Center  -  equestrian  -  riding activities in Norway and more
  Ski  -  Telemark - a real skiing adventure
Telemark's magnificient and ever-changing scenery is made for ski sports and enjoyment for the whole family. Telemark has everything to offer, from children's adventure trails and gentle slalom slopes to sheer drops where the challenges are many. Thousands of kilometres of well-prepared trails and modern alpine slopes. And it was it in Telemark the modern way of skiing originated, from a poor peasant named Sondre Norheim who grow up in the valley of Morgedal. Welcome to Telemark - "the cradle of skiing".
  Snowport : Al, Beitostolen, Gala, Geilo, Hovden, Lillehammer/Hafjell, Trysil, Skei/Gausdal, Ski Hemsedal
  Sondre Norheim  -  the Skiing Pioneer of Telemark
The Norwegian ski legend Sondre Norheim is a familiar name in all parts of the ski interested world. A lot of material about Sondre was published over the years – he is discussed in books, newspapers, magazines, TV specials, at web sites – and he is presented at ski museums. This site presents the most important information about Sondre and related material, in one place, concisely.
  Telemark Museum
Directly above Skien town centre is the beautiful Brekkeparken park and the Telemark Fylkemuseum. Brekkeparken is an old landscaped park laid out in the English style by cabinet minister Nils Aall in about 1815. It is difficult to find anywhere with a more harmonious blend of urban and rural than the Brekkeparken.
  Vierli Winterland  -  Winter sports
  Virtual Sortland

Cuisine  -  Norwegian Cooking

Krumkake cookie  [ krumkake batter is made up largely of sugar, butter, flour, eggs, whipping cream, and milk. Sometimes a little cardamon is also added for flavor ],  Lefse [ a type of potato flatbread. Using mashed - or riced - potatoes, flour, shortening, and sometimes cream ],  Rømmegrøt [  porridge made out of soured cream ]

Tastes and Tales of Norway  -  by Siri Lise Doub
Here are over 100 recipes for classic Norwegian specialities such as 'Salmon Marinated in Hardanger Apple Cider', 'Fruit Soup', 'Norwegian Pancakes', and 'Cinnamon Wheels'. Also included are historical accounts, local customs, and excerpts from Norwegian folk songs, traditional blessings, poetry, and mythology.
Hardcover 250 pages (October 1, 2001); Publisher: Hippocrene Books, Inc
  Sons of Norway
Best of Scandinavian Cooking: Danish, Norwegian and Swedish 
By Shirley Sarvis, Barbara Scott O'Neil
This exciting collection of 100 recipes, each dish the favourite of a Scandinavian cook, spans the range of home cooking -- starters, soups, omelettes, pancakes, meats and pastries. Included are directions for making such tempting dishes as Norwegian Blueberry Omelette, Danish Butter Cake, Swedish Pancakes, and openfaced Danish sandwiches.
Paperback 142 pages (September 1997); Publisher: Hippocrene Books, Inc

History of Norway

Independence: 26 October 1905 (from Sweden)

Historia Norwegie  -  by Inger Ekrem (Editor), Peter Fischer (Translator)
The fragmentary medieval chronicle, Historia Norwegie, is the oldest piece of historical writing from Norway, and probably our first specimen of Norwegian literature. It was composed in Latin in the second half of the twelfth century, perhaps in the Oslo area. We only possess the beginning of the work, but it offers, among other things, a detailed report of a shamanic seance among the Sami as well as a unique early geographical description of Norway and the North Sea realm. Furthermore we are presented with an early version of the Norwegian kings' genealogy, beginning with the mythical Yngling kings and ending, abruptly, with Olav Haraldsson's claim to the throne in 1015. This is the first critical edition of the Latin text since 1880, accompanied by a new English translation by Peter Fisher. The introduction and full commentary in English takes stock of previous scholarship and makes new contributions to the interpretation of the text.
Paperback 245 pages (January 2003); Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press
  Document Project 
At the four Universities in Norway there are many museums and collections that contain information on a wide range of aspects of Norwegian language and culture. The Viking Ship Museum at Bygdøy, Oslo, and the historical museums and the museums of natural history in Bergen, Oslo, Trondheim, and Tromsø are well -known. However, there are other, less well-known collections that are comprehensive and important. Some of these are: Norsk Folkeminnesamling (the Norwegian Collection of Folklore), Norsk folkemusikksamling (the Norwegian Collection of Folk Music), Myntkabinettet (the Collection of Coins and Medals), Runearkivet (The Runes Archives), and large collections of place names and other aspects of the Norwegian language.
The links in bold will take you to information in English, whereas links in plain text will take you to the archives, which in general are in Norwegian.
  Medieval Scandinavia
Norway is much more than beautiful fjords and the midnight sun. The Norwegians have a long and exciting history as well, of which many exciting objects are on display around in the country. Medieval Scandinavia will guide you through some of that history.
  Norwegian Historical Data Centre
Our main aim is to computerize the Norwegian censuses 1865 onwards together with the parish registers and other sources from the 18th and 19th centuries. The ultimate goal is a national population register for the 18th and 19th centuries, primarily for research purposes, but also for the benefit of schools, genealogists, local historians, etc.

Music, Art & Culture, Events & Entertainment

  Annbjorg Lien & Bjorn Ole Rasch - Come Home (Norwegian folk)
Norwegian sounds have something unique. This is because of the luminous sound and intonation of the mysterious hardingfele, a beautifully decorated violin with a quartet of resonating strings.
Annbjorg also gets the most beautiful sounds of the nyckelharpa  -  Culture Net Norway

Exploring the Northern Tradition: A Guide to the Gods, Lore, Rites, and Celebrations from the Norse, German, and Anglo-Saxon Traditions 
Swain Wodening (Foreword), Galina Krasskova
Exploring The Northern Tradition is an introduction to the modern reconstruction of the ancient religion of the Germanic and Scandinavian peoples. This religion, called Heathenry, is one of the fastest growing polytheistic religious movements in the Western world today. This book provides a thorough guide to the cosmology, values, ethics and rituals practiced by modern Heathens. It crosses denominational lines, examining practices common to all branches of Heathenry in an easily accessible format. Readers will have the opportunity to explore the sacred stories of the various Heathen Gods, like Odin, Frigga, Freya and Thor and the devotional practices of modern votaries. The most common devotional rite - the faining or biot - is examined in rich detail, with examples given for personal use. Every new concept covered is presented in a clear and easy-to-understand manner. Readers will come away from this book with a thorough knowledge of what the Heathen community is like and what newcomers to that community can expect. Experienced Heathens will find a wealth of lore and inter-denominational critique that will make this book an excellent addition to their libraries.
Paperback 224 pages (May 2005);  Publisher: New Page Books,US;  Language: English;  ISBN: 1564147916
Fiddling for Norway: Revival and Identity (Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology) 
By C. Goertzen
This is a portrait of a fiddle-based folk revival in Norway, one that in many ways parallels contemporary folk institutions and festivals throughout the world, including American fiddling. It is a detailed case study in the politics of culture, the causes and purposes of folk revivals, and the cultivation of music to define identity. The book begins with an investigation of the people and events important to Norwegian folk fiddling, tracing the history of Norwegian folk music and the growth and diversification of the folk music revival. The narrative takes us to local fiddle clubs, concerts and competitions on the local, regional, and national levels, and shows how conflicting emphases - local versus national identity, tradition versus aesthetic qualities - continue to transform Norwegian folk music. Goertzen utilizes a large anthology of meticulously-transcribed tunes to illustrate personal and regional repertoires, aspects of performance practice, melodic gesture and form, and tune relationships.
Paperback 318 pages (December 1997); Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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