Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings
The history of the Vikings told through a series of innovative maps and excellent photographs. This book traces the routes of the ninth-century Viking merchants and explorers throughout Europe and onto the New World.
A History of Scandinavia: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland
Scandinavia from prehistory to the present with chapters on the Viking and Lutheran kingdoms, medieval times, monarchies, the World Wars and modern period, emphasizing the common cultural, political and social backgrounds.
Eyewitness Guide Norway
This handsome, illustrated guide covers nature, culture, history and attractions.
Michelin Travel Publications
A handsome map of Norway at a scale of 1:1,000,000, with a place index and shaded relief.
Lone Mouritsen, Andrew Spooner
Pocket Rough Guide Copenhagen
With information on key sights and a full-color, pull-out map, this is the guide to take along.
Kitchen of Light: The New Scandinavian Cooking
By a celebrated Norwegian food writer, this handsomely illustrated compendium pairs recipes with an engaging history of Scandinavian cuisine.
William Fitzhugh (Editor), Elisabeth Ward (Editor)
Vikings, The North Atlantic Saga
An extensively illustrated volume of Viking culture, history and exploration that focuses especially on voyages to North America. Published in conjunction with a Smithsonian exhibit, it features essays and 400 color photographs.
A History of the Vikings
Jones integrates history and archaeology in this classic portrait of the Vikings.
Cross and Scepter, The Rise of the Scandinavian Kingdoms from the Vikings to the Reformation
Bagge spends little time with myths in this scholarly history, but focuses on the development of northern European societies and their rise from the Dark Ages to the Reformation.
Magnus Magnusson (Translator), Paulsson Herman (Translator), Snorri Sturlusson, Hermann Palsson (Translator)
King Harald’s Saga
A classic biography of the last Viking warrior King Harald and an account of the 1066 conflict between Norway and England.
The Almost Nearly Perfect People, Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia
Guardian journalist Michael Booth writes with laugh-out-loud humor and brutal candor about the Scandinavians, mixing history and his own experiences in Nordic regions in this searing cultural portrait.
In Cod We Trust: Living the Norwegian Dream
A Minnesotan of Norwegian extraction, Dregni writes entertainingly of Norwegian culture and the immigrant experience in this delightful account of a year living with his wife and infant son in Trondheim on a Fulbright scholarship.
Mary Wollstonecraft, William Godwin
Letters on Sweden, Norway, and Denmark
Groundbreaking feminist Wollstonecraft records her observations of a late 18th-century journey through Scandinavia in this small masterpiece, rich in detail of people and place.
Josef Paul Hodin
This is an illustrated biography of Norway’s best known artist, with excellent reproductions of his work and plenty of historical information.
Don’t Look Back
In her U.S. debut, Norwegian mystery author Karen Fossum weaves a tale of intrigue set in a small mountain town outside of Oslo.
Knut Hamsun, Sverre Lyngstad (Translator)
An odd character settles in a small Norwegian village and charms the locals. First published in 1890, this book is an insightful look at life in Norway and our favorite of Hamsun’s many novels.
Norwegian Folk Tales
This rich collection of stories, interpreted by a leading scholar on ancient traditions and tales, will delight both adults and children.
Hermann Palssom, Paul Edwards
Orkneyinga Saga, The History of the Earls of Orkney
A fusion of myth and legend, circa A.D. 1200, by an unnamed Icelandic author. The medieval chronicle has its center of action among the Orkney Islands, describing their conquest by Norwegian kings during the Viking expansion of the ninth century.
Out Stealing Horses
A deliberate and astonishing novel. Looking back on his early childhood in rural Norway, Trond Sander fixates on a fateful childhood summer. In 1948, after the death of a child, his father’s decision to abandon the family and the crippling guilt of his best friend, the course of Sander’s life would be altered forever.
The Norse Myths
This classic collection includes 32 tales of Nordic gods, goddesses and heroes. With an overview of the Norse world, cosmology and gods.
Robert B. Haas
Through the Eyes of the Vikings, An Aerial Vision of Arctic Lands
In this captivating collection of oversized aerial photographs, Haas (Through the Eyes of the Gods) reveals the surprising diversity of color and life in the arctic landscape, including Norwegian fjords, Alaskan tundras and Swedish waterscapes.
Tony Soper, Dan Powell (Illustrator)
Wildlife of the North Atlantic, A Cruising Guide
This compact, illustrated guide covers the many petrels, ducks, gulls, terns and other seabirds, as well as the rich abundance of life existing under the waves, that populate the vast Atlantic region from the British Isles to Newfoundland.