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Summer Light: A Walk Across Norway
Endless summer days and vast wilderness: Norway is an outdoor paradise almost too good to be true. Andrew Stevenson's affectionate, luminous account reveals the magical appeal of this Scandinavian wonderland as he walks and cycles (and gets stuck in the off snowdrift) across the country from Oslo to Bergen. Staying on clifftop farms, climbing the country's highest ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published April 30th 2002 by Lonely Planet Publications
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Yes, the 'story' as such was a bit blah, but the narrative of the journey was inspiring. Having seen a small part of the fjords, I'm now encouraged to see more and to walk everywhere, with eyes open, more often! And Svalbad is now on my 'must do' list. Some of the treks were undoubtedly much tougher than described, though, and not to untaken lightly. I'll definitely try some more Lonely Planet books.
Not the most compelling story but it really made me want to go back to Norway and do some walking around in the most stunningly beautiful place I've ever been. Not the crazy hard and painful hikes described in this book, though. I just want to soak in the beauty of the outdoors all day and then relax with a nice meal, a hot bath and a good book.