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Handbook to Norway, Ward Lock & Co - 1920s

Handbook of Norway

Title: A New Handbook to Norway. with Map of Norway; Street Plans of Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger and Trondhjem, and Six District Maps

Publisher: Ward Lock & Co Ltd, London

Binding: Hardcover (No DJ)

Pages: 208

Contains: Marbeled edges, rounded corners, with 11 coloured fold out maps and many b&w plates

Synopsis: Illustrated with monochrome plates and folding maps and plans. No date of publication (believed to be 1930)

Description: This was part of the Tourist Handbook Series published by Ward Lock in the first half of the twentieth century that covered European destinations such as Norway, Holland, Belgium, Paris, Rome, etc.

Table of Contents

  • Tours in Norway. The Charm of Norway — When to Go — Routes to Norway — Plan of Tour — Yachting Cruises—Overland Tours—Motoring and Cycling —Walking Tours
  • Notes for Tourists: Agencies — Customs Examination — Hotels — Luggage — Passports — Porters — Posting — Time
  • Preliminary Information: Area and Population of Norway — Climate — Distances, Weights and Measures — Education — Government — Industries — The Norwegian Language — Moneÿ — Postal Information—Religion
  • Sport in Norway
  • Historical Sketch
  • A Literary Note
  • The Stave Churches of Norway
  • Bergen
  • Environs of Bergen
  • The Bergen-Oslo Railway
  • The Filefjell-Valdres Route
  • The östre Slidre Route
  • The Hardanger Fjord
  • The Sogne Fjord
  • The Nord Fjord
  • Bergen to Molde:
    1. The Sea Route
    2. The Overland Route
  • Âlesund
  • Molde‭
  • Âlesund to öye via the Hjörund Fjord
  • Âlesund to Hellesylt and Marâk
  • The Romsdal Route
  • The Ottadal Route
  • The Jotunheim
  • Oslo
  • The Environs of Oslo
  • Oslo to Trondhjem:
    A. The Dovrefjell Route
    B. The österdal Route
  • Oslo to the Romsdal and Molde
  • Oslo to the West Coast by the Telemarken Route:
  • Oslo to Skien by Steamer
  • Oslo to Skien by Rail
  • Skien to Dalen
  • Dalen to Breifonn
  • Breifonn to Stavanger
  • Breifonn to Odda (for Bergen)
  • Oslo to Kongsberg, The Numedal, Hitterdal, etc.
    1. Through the Numedal .
    2. Kongsberg via Bolkesjö to Tinnoset and Hovin
    3. Kongsberg to Tinnoset by Rail via Hjusbebö
  • Skien (Langesund) to Kristiansand S.
  • Kristiansand S
  • Through the Setesdal
  • Overland from Kristiansand to Flekkefjord
  • Flekkefjord to Stavanger by Rail
  • Kristiansand S. to Stavanger by Sea
  • Stavanger
  • Stavanger to Bergen
  • Bergen to Trondhjem by Sea
  • Kristiansund N
  • The Sunndals Fjord
  • Trondhjem
  • Excursions from Trondhjem
  • The North Cape Cruise
  • " Farthest North ” : To Spitzbergen and the Polar Ice Wall
  • Index

Nærö Fjord

List of Illustrations

  • The Bridal Veil, Geiranger Fjord
  • Nærö Fjord
  • The Sogne Fjord at Balholm
  • Norwegian Peasant Costumes
  • Reindeer herds
  • A Ski-jump
  • Ski-kjöring
  • The Skjeggedalsfoss, Hardanger
  • Borgund Stave Church
  • Hitterdal Stave Church
  • Bergen
  • The Fishmarket
  • Tyskebrygge
  • Walkendorff Tower and Hâkon’s Hall
  • Fantoft Stave Church
  • On the Bergen-Oslo Railway
  • The Nærô Valley
  • The Flâmsdalskleiva
  • Finse
  • Lærdalsôra
  • The Vangsmjösa
  • Torfinstind
  • Lake Bygdin
  • The Làtefoss, near Odda
  • Loen Lake
  • Kjendalsbræ Glacier, Loen
  • Olden Lake
  • Altar-piece, Molde Church Alesund
  • The Geiranger Fjord at Maràk
  • The Romsdalshorn
  • Oslo : Karl Johans Gate
  • Akershus
  • The Royal Palace
  • The Storting Oscarshall
  • Frognerseter Restaurant
  • Gokstad Viking Ship
  • Oslo Fjord
  • Bygdöy - The Kongsgàrd
  • Telemarken Storehouse
  • The Vengetinder, Romsdal
  • Troll tinder Peaks, Romsdal
  • The Romsdalshorn
  • Vrangfoss Locks, Bandak Canal
  • The Austmännli Road Röldal
  • Gausta Mountain
  • Tinnoset
  • Kristiansand S.
  • The Railway at Flekke fjord
  • Norwegian Haymakers
  • A Stolkjerre
  • Stavanger
  • Loen, Nord Fjord
  • Trondhjem Cathedral
  • In the Trollheim
  • The Horn at North Cape
  • The Hestmann Torghatten
  • The Midnight Sun
  • Lyngen Fjord

Norwegian Peasant Costumes

Maps and Plans

  • Southern Norway (general map)
  • Routes to Norway
  • Plan of Bergen and its Environs
  • Bergen-Oslo Railway
  • Dovrefjell, Valdres, Gudbrandsdal and österdal
  • The Northern Fjords
  • Plan of Oslo
  • Environs of Oslo
  • Telemarken
  • Plan of Stavanger
  • Plan of Trondhjem
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