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Resources from the Library
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- Scandinavia -- Guidebooks
- Scandinavia -- History
- Scandinavia -- Description and travel
- Scandinavia -- Politics and Government
Below are a few titles on Scandinavian culture and travel to get you started:
Frommer's Sweden by You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go -- they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us! Much more detailed and complete than its major competitor, Frommer's Sweden captures all the highlights of this beautiful nation -- everything from sophisticated cities to medieval towns, the Gota Canal, summer solstice festivals, and Swedish glass factories. In this exciting new addition to the Frommer series, we'll give you tips on how to enjoy the best museums, shopping, and nightlife, as well as some offbeat experiences, like exploring the Orsa "Outback" by horse and carriage or kayaking the Stockholm Archipelago. With full details on a wide range of hotels and restaurants, detailed maps, and smart money-saving tips, Frommer's has everything you'll need!
Call Number: 914.8504 F927 2003 (Oak Street, request only)
Publication Date: 2003-04-25
In Cod We Trust by Eric Dregni's great-grandfather Ellef fled Norway in 1893 when it was the poorest country in Europe. More than one hundred years later, his great-grandson traveled back to find that--mostly due to oil and natural gas discoveries--it is now the richest. The circumstances of his return were serendipitous, as the notice that Dregni won a Fulbright Fellowship to go there arrived the same week as the knowledge that his wife Katy was pregnant. Braving a birth abroad and benefiting from a remarkably generous health care system, the Dregnis' family came full circle when their son Eilif was born in Norway. In this cross-cultural memoir, Dregni tells the hair-raising, hilarious, and sometimes poignant stories of his family's yearlong Norwegian experiment. Among the exploits he details are staying warm in a remote grass-roofed hytte (hut), surviving a dinner of rakfisk (fermented fish) thanks to 80-proof aquavit, and identifying his great-grandfather's house in the Lusterfjord only to find out it had been crushed by a boulder and then swept away by a river. To subsist on a student stipend, he rides the meat bus to Sweden for cheap salami with a busload of knitting pensioners. A week later, he and his wife travel to the Lofoten Islands and gnaw on klippefisk (dried cod) while cats follow them through the streets. Dregni's Scandinavian roots do little to prepare him and his family for the year in Trondheim eating herring cakes, obeying the conformist Janteloven (Jante's law), and enduring the mú8rketid (dark time). In Cod We Trust is one Minnesota family's spirited excursion into Scandinavian life. The land of the midnight sun is far stranger than they previously thought, and their encounters show that there is much we can learn from its unique and surprising culture.
Call Number: 914.81045 D812d (Oak Street, request only)
Publication Date: 2008-09-22
Denmark by Denmark, 4th Edition includes all-new itineraries to offer readers a new way to access the country. The guide offers engaging coverage of Denmark's contemporary culture and outdoor activities, including the nation's favourite pastime: windsurfing.- Up-front colour highlights section plus "top 10" lists- Detailed itineraries reveal classic and less-travelled routes- Unmatched history, culture and background information, with expert author contributions- Easy-to-use maps with cross referencing to text"Down to earth accurate information for every budget, enthusiastically written."-Travel & Leisure
Call Number: 914.89 D417 2005 (Res Hall Pennsylvania Ave.)
Publication Date: 2005-02-01
Iceland road atlas by
Call Number: 912.4912 St349i2009 (Map & Geography)
Publication Date: 2009
Visit "Country Information" to search for details about your country of interest. In addition to warnings regarding terrorist or criminal activities, there are helpful tips about accessibility issues, medical facilities, and road condition information.
Includes language resources.
CDC Travelers' Health
Includes the Yellow Book with country-specific recommendations for health support.
Popular major guidebooks are Lonely Planet, Let’s Go, Rough Guides, and Insight Guides. Guidebooks are good starting places, but the information is at least a year old, so be aware that costs and restaurants may change.
Official Tourism Sites
Diplomatic missions of Scandinavian countries in the USA
(great for country information and events):
Rick Steve's Europe: Copenhagen
Denmark’s capital is the most fun-loving in Scandinavia. As we get to know Copenhagen with the host, writer and producer of the popular public television series, Rick Steves’ Europe, we’ll discover reminders of its Viking history and see reflections today of its proudly independent ways. We’ll stroll down Europe’s first great pedestrian boulevard with Rick, ogle crown jewels in the palace treasury, and take a bike ride through an inspirational hippie squatter community, finishing at Copenhagen’s full-time carnival, Tivoli Gardens. (30 minutes)
Rick Steve's Europe: Stockholm
Sweden’s capital, confident and self-assured, glitters with souvenirs from the day when it ruled as a superpower. Explore Stockholm with the host, writer and producer of the popular public television series, Rick Steves’ Europe. From pondering gilded royal staterooms to sampling gourmet reindeer and sipping vodka in an ice bar, join Rick as we experience the city’s cultural highlights. Then sail the archipelago for the prettiest island-hopping in northern Europe. (30 minutes)
Rick Steves' Europe: Oslo
The proud spirit of the Norwegian people shines in every dimension of their capital city—from its once-fearsome Viking ships to its sleek new Opera House, from tales of World War II heroism to the constant festival of its thriving harborfront. Take a special guided tour away from tourist-trampled routes with European travel expert, TV host, and best-selling author, Rick Steves. Connecting with the culture, we enjoy art—from Vigeland’s statues to Monch’s scream—and cap things off by joining local friends for a sail on their fjord. (30 minutes)