Explore magnificent fjords, museum-hop in Oslo, and bask in the glow of northern lights: Get to know your inner Viking with Moon Norway. Inside you'll find: Flexible itineraries including three days in Oslo, the best of Norway in one week, four days in Arctic Norway, and a two-week fjord road trip Strategic advice for outdoor adventurers, families, history buffs, foodies, road-trippers, and more Do more than sightsee: Hike to cliffs that soar over glacial lakes and take the perfect photo of Geirangerfjord's slender waterfalls. Hop in the car and drive over islets and skerries on the Atlantic Road, wander through fishing villages along Norway's dramatic coastline, or admire the architecture in cosmopolitan Oslo. Savor sustainable salmon at Michelin-starred restaurants, taste farm-to-table delicacies, or mingle with the locals at a neighborhood pub. See the impressive restored vessels at the Viking Ship Museum or trek to the best spots to see the mystical aurora borealis dance across the sky Discover the real Norway with expert insight from Norwegian transplant David Nikel Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Helpful tools including a Norwegian phrasebook, packing suggestions, and travel tips for international visitors, families with kids, seniors and LGBTQ+ travelers Detailed background on the landscape, climate, wildlife, and culture With Moon Norway's practical tips and local insight, you can experience the best of Norway. Exploring more of Northern Europe? Try Moon Copenhagen & Beyond or Moon Iceland.
One of Europe's fastest growing cities, Oslo is brimming with art, culture, and outdoor adventure. Discover the best of Norway's colorful capital with Moon Oslo. Inside you'll find: A range of flexible itineraries, from three days in the city to island-hopping in the Oslofjord, plus day trips to Frederikstad and Lillehammer Strategic advice designed for history buffs, nightlife-seekers, foodies, and more Unique experiences and can't-miss sights: Visit the waterfront opera house, National Gallery, or Royal Palace for a taste of Norwegian culture, or tour the Viking Ship Museum to explore the country's ancient past. Wander the Akerselva Riverwalk, sample some of Oslo's delicious traditional foods, or splurge on seasonal Scandinavian delights at one of the city's four Michelin-starred restaurants. Go island-hopping by sailboat, explore skerries, lighthouses, and quaint fjordside towns, or take the metro to the cross-country ski trails surrounding the city Expert advice from expat-turned-local David Nikel on when to go, where to stay, and how to get around Full-color photos and detailed maps for exploring on your own Thorough background information on the landscape, history, and culture Handy tools including a Norwegian phrasebook and tips for visitors with disabilities, business travelers, and more With Moon Oslo's practical tips and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way. Exploring beyond the city? Try Moon Norway. For more Nordic adventures, check out Moon Iceland or Moon Reykjavík.
Six degrees south of the Arctic Circle lies the city of Oslo. Though the sun both rises and sets here all year round, life is not without its challenges, especially for expatriates and those with their hearts in other lands. We must accept the darkness in order to appreciate the light. A woman struggles to free herself from a tainted relationship... A man takes it upon himself to atone for the racism in his own country... An office worker accepts the violent consequences of embracing his true nature... A shadow falling past a window changes everything for a man who has given up hope... North of the Sun, South of the Moon: New Voices From Norway is a collection of short stories, essays and poetry written by those who have chosen a life of extremes: darkness and light, isolation and camaraderie, the familiar and the foreign. These evocative, poignant stories offer a nuanced look at the complex experience of adapting to life in the north.
Centennial Exhibition by Norway. Kommission for Verdensutstillingen i Philadelphia, 1876
Explore Your World Your Way with Moon Travel Guides! In Iceland, fire and ice meet at the top of the world. Explore it all with Moon Iceland. Inside you'll find: Strategic, flexible itineraries, from a three-day getaway to Reykjavík to a week-long road trip on the famed Ring Road, designed for outdoor adventurers, culture and history buffs, wildlife lovers, and more Unique experiences and can't-miss activities: Walk across a glacier, hike the rim of a remote volcano, and relax in the milky blue waters of the Blue Lagoon. Drive the Ring Road through stark and beautiful tundra, explore crystalline ice caves and mineral-rich lava tubes, and catch a rainbow appearing over a thundering waterfall. Go whale watching, spot arctic wildlife like puffins and reindeer, and bask in the shimmering glow of the northern lights. Stroll Reykjavík's busy streets, explore incredible museums, unique galleries, and intimate concert venues, and wind down with a handcrafted Icelandic beer Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Honest advice from local author Jenna Gottlieb on where to eat, where to stay, and when to go, including insight on traveling during the winter Handy tools including an Icelandic phrasebook and critical background information on the landscape, culture, history, and environment With Moon Iceland's practical tips, myriad activities, and an insider's view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way. Country-hopping in Scandinavia? Check out Moon Norway. Heading on to Europe? Try Moon Ireland or Moon Rome, Florence & Venice.
Whether you're sipping coffee by a canal, exploring lavish palaces, or discovering the real meaning of hygge, get to know the Danish capital with Moon Copenhagen & Beyond. Explore In and Around the City: Meander through Copenhagen's most interesting neighborhoods, like the Inner City, Vesterbro, Nørrebro, and Christianshavn, and nearby areas, including Kronborg, Kongens Lyngby, Malmö, and more Go at Your Own Pace: Choose from tons of itinerary options designed for foodies, history buffs, art lovers, and more See the Sights: Stroll cobbled streets and bike along picture-perfect canals, watch the changing of the guard at Amalienborg, picnic on the grounds of the Frederiksberg Palace, and spend an afternoon at the iconic old-school amusement park Tivoli Gardens Get Outside the City: Visit the renowned art collection on the shores of the Øresund, unwind in the Swedish coastal city of Malmö, or stroll the old-fashioned fairground in Kongens Lyngby Savor the Flavors: Snack on open-faced rugbrød (rye bread) sandwiches or delicious Danish pastries, sample Middle Eastern mezze or shawarma, or dine at Michelin-starred restaurants Experience the Nightlife: From wine bars and craft cocktail lounges to thrifty bodegas and pop-up "Friday bars," dig into Copenhagen's vibrant nightlife Get to Know the Real Copenhagen: Denmark local Michael Barrett shares his favorite spots in the city Full-Color Photos and Detailed Maps throughout, plus a fold-out map Handy Tools: Background information on the city's history and culture, plus tips on sustainable travel, what to pack, where to stay, and how to get around Day trip itineraries, favorite local spots, and strategies to skip the crowds: Take your time with Moon Copenhagen & Beyond. Want to experience more of Scandinavia? Try Moon Norway. Exploring more of Europe? Check out Moon Rome, Florence & Venice or Moon Barcelona & Madrid.
Three teenagers are going on the trip of a lifetime. Only one is coming back. It's been more than forty years since NASA sent the first men to the moon, and to grab some much-needed funding and attention, they decide to launch an historic international lottery in which three lucky teenagers can win a week-long trip to moon base DARLAH 2-a place that no one but top government officials even knew existed until now. The three winners, Antoine, Midori, and Mia, come from all over the world. But just before the scheduled launch, the teenagers each experience strange, inexplicable events. Little do they know that there was a reason NASA never sent anyone back there until now-a sinister reason. But the countdown has already begun. . .
Guided by the fastidious journals of an eminent Victorian adventurer by the name of Lord Dufferin, Time Moore sets off to prove his mettle in the most stunningly inhospitable place on Earth-the Arctic. Armed only with his searing wit, wicked humor, and seasickness pills, our pale suburbanite-wracked by second thoughts of tactical retreat-confronts mind-numbing cold, blood-thirsty polar bears, a convoy of born-again Vikings, and, perhaps most chilling of all, herring porridge. When he is not humiliating himself through displays of ignorance and incompetence, Moore casts a sharp eye on the local flora and fauna, immersing readers in the splendors and wonders of this treacherously beautiful region. A deliciously and inexhaustibly funny book, Frost on My Moustache deserves to be placed alongside those by Evelyn Waugh, Eric Newby, and Bill Bryson.
Gudrun Thorne-Thomsen (1873-1956) was a Norwegian storyteller. Born Gudrun Nielsen in Norway, in 1888 she moved to America. She trained as a teacher and worked in Chicago. Her craft as a storyteller began publicly through a programme at the Chicago Public Library where she shared the old Norse folk tales she had learned as a child. She lectured on folklore and storytelling at the Carnegie Library School of Pittsburgh and the Western Reserve Library School. In 1923, she moved to California where she continued to work as a teacher. Her works include: East o' the Sun and West o' the Moon (1912), The Birch and the Star (1915), The Sky Bed (1944), In Norway (1948) and Storytelling and Stories I Tell (1956).
Very few men have a more exciting and dramatic story of their wartime activities to tell than Patrick Dalzel-Job. In 1940 using his special knowledge of North Norway's coast line he landed and moved over 10,000 Allied soldiers in local boats without the loss of a single life. Acting against specific orders he evacuated civilians from Narvik just before it was bombed—only the King of Norway's intervention halted his court martial. Thereafter his many adventures included spying on enemy shipping and operating behind the lines in France and Germany with Ian Fleming's special force unit '30AU'.