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Hurtigruten - Detailed 11 Day Voyage Guide: Nature, Culture, History, Legends: 1 Paperback – 5 Sep 2008

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  • Paperback: 429 pages
  • Publisher: Forlaget 67N Rolf Liland; 1 edition (5 Sept. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8299720648
  • ISBN-13: 978-8299720649
  • Product Dimensions: 25.2 x 22 x 3.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 502,199 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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My wife and I have done the Norwegian Coastal Voyage round trip (Bergen-Kirkenes-Bergen) twelve times, and are booked for our thirteenth. We very much we'd had the benefit of this excellent book for our previous voyages, and are looking forward to taking it along next time. Quite frankly the voyage itself stands well on its own merits. What this book does is to add a number of extra dimensions, and is an invaluable aide to understanding more about the scenery, the history and the culture. If you read it before a voyage, it'll help you get the most out of the trip; if you read it after a voyage, it'll bring back beautiful memories. This book is a labour of love, and to those of us - and there are many from all over the world - for whom the Norwegian Coastal Voyage is a wonderful (and repeatable) experience, it is essential. If I were allowed only two books as a desert island castaway, Berit Liland's book would be one of them. --http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/8299720648/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

A brilliantly indepth look at the 11 day Norwegian trip on the Hurtergruten Coastal Steamers. To buy on the vessel is around £40 and this second hand book was around half the cost and in excellent condition. The book provides an almost minute by minute guide to what you are passing( and believe me there are thousands of islands) and the history etc of Norway.The vessel provides you with a small paperback version but this book really gets to grips with Norway.And Yes! I am going to keep it! --http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/8299720648/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

We are planning to make the voyage covered by the book in March 2011 so we haven't been able to use the book as a guide during our journey yet but, even so, it is proving invaluable for our planning both for the journey as a whole and for any excursions we want to make. The detail and content are superb and, although we won't read the book from cover to cover, it will serve as a great momento of the trip we have yet to make. All we need is the voyage to live up to our expectations. The book certainly does. --http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/8299720648/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1 --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Ms. Berit Liland (born in Bergen, Norway, in 1943) is a former Radio Telegraphy Officer with the Norwegian Merchant Navy, who later followed a maritime career ashore. Retired, she travelled as a passenger with the Hurtigruten ships several times and was impressed by the mountains and fjords of the coast, but felt that there was much more to be learned about what she could see from the ship. After retirement, she spent four years gathering current and historical information about the nature, culture, history and legends of the Hurtigruten journey, and has since found a large audience in former, current and future Hurtigruten travellers, as well as those interested in the coastal culture of Norway and western Scandinavia. Ms. Liland has also published the Hurtigruten book in Norwegian and German language. The English edition is translated by Mr. Andy Lomax, who resides in Troms, Norway, and by Mr. Øyvind Martinsen.

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 26 Sept. 2008
Format: Paperback
My wife and I have done the Norwegian Coastal Voyage round trip (Bergen-Kirkenes-Bergen) twelve times, and are booked for our thirteenth. We very much we'd had the benefit of this excellent book for our previous voyages, and are looking forward to taking it along next time. Quite frankly the voyage itself stands well on its own merits. What this book does is to add a number of extra dimensions, and is an invaluable aide to understanding more about the scenery, the history and the culture. If you read it before a voyage, it'll help you get the most out of the trip; if you read it after a voyage, it'll bring back beautiful memories.

This book is a labour of love, and to those of us - and there are many from all over the world - for whom the Norwegian Coastal Voyage is a wonderful (and repeatable) experience, it is essential. If I were allowed only two books as a desert island castaway, Berit Liland's book would be one of them.

Buy the book, and take it - along with binoculars and camera - on the voyage.
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A brilliantly indepth look at the 11 day Norwegian trip on the Hurtergruten Coastal Steamers. To buy on the vessel is around £40 and this second hand book was around half the cost and in excellent condition. The book provides an almost minute by minute guide to what you are passing( and believe me there are thousands of islands) and the history etc of Norway.The vessel provides you with a small paperback version but this book really gets to grips with Norway.And Yes! I am going to keep it!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By DrJoe on 8 Mar. 2010
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If you are doing the voyage this gives so much information about the places you are seeing. Sometimes almost too much but there is something for everyone from ancient legend to modern facts.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ash howe on 6 Jan. 2013
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I would strongly recommend this book to anybody contemplating the Hurtigruten round trip Bergen-Kirkenes-Bergen. The book itself is superbly organised and the layout makes it easy to read, despite containing everything (and I mean everything) that you could possibly need to know regarding what you can see on the cruise, its history and its cultural context. Detailed maps are included of every stage of the journey, including town maps where applicable, photographs are numerous and appropriate. The book is broken into days 1-12, with timings from each port of call. Each day's journey north is detailed, then the night voyage assumes you're asleep, and the details pick up again the next morning, with the missing night elements included in the southern voyage detailed later. There is even a section at the back to make notes in, which for a pronounced geek like me is welcome.
I love to research places before I visit them as I find it makes me appreciate what I'm looking at all the more. This book satisfied even my eternal thirst for knowledge - my only problem is that I don't know when I shall find time to sleep whilst on the cruise!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Simon Jones on 10 Oct. 2010
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We are planning to make the voyage covered by the book in March 2011 so we haven't been able to use the book as a guide during our journey yet but, even so, it is proving invaluable for our planning both for the journey as a whole and for any excursions we want to make. The detail and content are superb and, although we won't read the book from cover to cover, it will serve as a great momento of the trip we have yet to make.
All we need is the voyage to live up to our expectations. The book certainly does.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J.A.B. on 13 July 2013
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This book is a delight! It gives information, maps and wonderful photographs of the fascinating Hurtigruten Classic Voyage, northbound and southbound along the Nowegian coast. If you are considering doing the trip it will tell you all you need to know, if you have done it ... a beautiful reminder, if you're not going the book will give a glimpse of the delights you've missed! Clear text, history, geography, photos of great beauty!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Leonardo García on 19 Sept. 2011
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This book has a detailed information for travelers of the Hurtigruten Norway Coastal voyage, it is an ogligated lecture to know more about History of Norway, events on each one of the ports, detailed maps routes and times of the travel.

It is a very useful guide to plan the travel and to add value to the magnificent fjords along the Norway coastline travel and enjoy each one of the natual sceneries during the travel.

That is very recommendable for people who wants to book the travel and for people who took the travel is an essential lecture to recall memories of the travel.

A great book for a great travel.

LGR
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Karen442 on 10 Mar. 2013
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I bought this book after we had been on the fantastic 12 day cruise to Norway, as a reminder of what a fantastic trip it was. I just wish I had bought it before the trip so that I could have used it during the cruise. I urge anyone going on this cruise to buy it - all the necessary info in this book. Brilliant!!
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