Reviews - What do customers think about Insight Guide Norway (Insight Guides Norway)?
A must-have for a vist to Norway! Jan 26, 2008
We bought this book before traveling to Norway. It gave us so much valuable information. We traveled along the fjords, Bergen, and Oslo. We would have missed so much if it were not for this book. It even prepared us to expect the astronomic price of food. I think it made for a great trip because of the information in this book. Do not even think of traveling to Norway without this guide. It is worth every penny.
Happy Days! Oct 19, 2001
For part of our honeymoon, my wife and I decided to tour Norway and the rest of Scandinavia. For Norway, there was no better guide than this little book. It gave us all the info we needed - baring accommodation. But that can be seen to easily by popping into Norway's myriad tourist offices and booking ahead.
It's great for a number of reasons. One, it's very small and fits in your pocket - unlike most of the competition. Two, there is little so-called 'travel advice'. It focuses mainly on the best places to visit, what you can see when there and then ranks them in orders of fabulousness. The nice thing is that each chapter is a self-contained route that you can follow by car, by train or in Norway's case, by boat. Three, there are colour pictures of each destination along the route - to whet your apetite. Yes, there are one of two that look a bit dated, but most are nature pics and these won't change much in a 1000 years, never mind fifteen.
I really liked this book and found it extremely useful - along with its Finland counterpart. What better than a guide book that's ultra-light, clearly written and full of colour pictures. Top marks Insight.
Good, but too old pictures Jan 3, 2001
I bought this book as a gift for my Host Family in Minnesota, USA , when I went there as a foreign exchange student. The book is good, and tells a lot about Norway, but for a book being marked as printed in 2000, the pictures are really old. I would say some of the pictures in this book looks like they are from the 80's. One example is the Royal Family, where the Crown Prince looks like he is around 11-12 years old. He is now in his 20's and engaged. But the nature still looks the same, so if you don't care too much about pictures, you can buy this book.
Excellent overview of Norway, people and places to visit!!! Sep 2, 1998
I have just returned from my second trip to Norway. My husband and I travelled there last year for almost 3 weeks. I had purchased your book over 3 years ago, as I knew that we would be travelling there in the upcoming future. We have friends that live in Nesoddtangen, its mentioned in your book, they do not get many American visitors there its a very beautiful area to visit. Its a 20 minute ferry boat ride from the Aker Brugger. I just returned from a 2 week visit to Nesodden again. This time my friend and I travelled to Lardner, building the longest tunnel in the world, stayed two days, but on the trip over, visited the Stave Church, over 1000 years old. Left to Bergen on a 3 1/2 ferry boat ride on the Sonjefjord, the longest and deepest of the fjords. It was absolutely BEAUTIFUL. We then travelled by car to Bergen and stayed for 3 days, what a charming city. What I love about your books, I have Iceland also, is they are so informative and when I visit a town or area that I have read about, I feel so informed about geography, politics, weather, etc. Keep up the good work. I was in Iceland three days before travelling to Norway, and your books are right on the mark. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!! LOVE YOUR BOOKS!!!