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Think of Norway and immediately snow covered peaks, glaciers, stunning fjords, the northern lights and of course fearsome Vikings spring to mind. And possibly the term Nordic Noir!
Norway with its population of just over 5 million receives 9 million plus visitors a year with the majority of those arriving over the summer months. Popular destinations include Oslo, Bergen, Flam and surrounding fjords (the Naeroyfjord) and Tromso in northern Norway.
In this post I have gathered together some of the bestbooks about Norway (or set in Norway). If you are one of the many millions of people planning to include some Norway travel into your itinerary this year and want to learn more about Norway before you go why not read some of these great books to prepare for your trip?
This list includes both fiction and non-fiction titles for adults as well as some Nordic Noir but I have generally chosen popular fiction which will appeal to everyone. There are also a couple of books for children about Norway too.
Best books about Norway (or set in Norway)
BEST NORWEGIAN BOOKS - FICTION
A selection of the best fiction books about Norway (or set in Norway)
Are you visiting Norway soon? These are a must-read to help you understand about Norwegians and their ways! I wish I had bought this book for my husband before he worked in Laerdal for a few months. Essential reading for anyone planning a trip!
A fun easy read for anyone interested in knowing a little more about Norway and its inhabitants!
BEST GUIDEBOOKS FOR NOWAY
If you are looking for a guide book for your visit to Norway these are my top choices. I always recommend buying up-to-date guide books before you travel – don’t rely on a book that is a few years old.
I am a firm believer in teaching children all about different cultures around the world. If you are visiting Norway with your kids or simply want to teach them about life in Norway this is a great buy.
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I hope you enjoy my selection of books about Norway. If you enjoy reading about destinations before you visit do check out my other selection of best travel books for various countries around the world.