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Other Norway Travel Book Recommendations

We had a cruise to Norway (and the Baltics) planned for May. I think we al know where that is headed.
I had purchased Rick’s ”Snapshot Norway” and ”Scandinavian & Northern European Cruise Ports” to assist in choosing shore excursions, self-guided tours, and just learning etc and they are great books for the 2020 itinerary which in Norway included Flam, Stavanger, Kristiansand, & Stavanger.
We are planning on trying to do this cruise in 2021.
Naturally, the Norway ports have changed. Not sure if it’s more appealing or not.
Bergen is included and there’s loads of info in the books we currently have.
Other ports include Molde, Eidfjord, and Geiranger. Rick’s books that I noted above have very little information or mention of these ports and surrounding areas.
Can anyone recommend another Norway tour book (Fodor’s, Lonely Planet, etc) that might provide good info on the areas I mentioned? I’d go to Barnes and Noble and browse but unfortunately....
Thanks for any suggestions in advance and stay well!

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Cannot recommend any book but we took a cruise to Norway from South Hampton on Celebrity. It was my favorite cruise ever. Our ship docked near towns within the fiords. The excursions were great but Norway in a Nutshell was cancelled due to a fire in the tunnel. Good luck finding your book and have a wonderful time!

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We too took a Baltic cruise on Norwegian 3 years ago, and it was one of our favorite trips ever. I told the wife I'd like to go back again. We started the cruise and ended in Copenhagen, and then flew one hour over to Oslo.
We took the Norway in a Nutshell train trip, the Flam Railroad down into the fjord and then a fast ferry out to Bergen. We absolutely loved Bergen where the world's most beautiful (and tall) people live. After traveling widely, we have seen more beautiful vistas than the fjords, but they were okay.
I would have liked to have spent more time in Tallin, Estonia and Bergen, however.

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DK Norway Travel Book. When we went to Norway in May 2004, it rained most of the time we were in the fiords. But it was awesome to look at as there were endless waterfalls right down to the roads and waterfront. Don't go without total rain gear. We loved it! Lots of hiking opportunities. Also I would't miss Oslo!! Rick Steves Scandanavia was our main travel guide. If I went again I wouldn't drive because the scenery was awesome and the roads narrow and curvey. ( Sometimes one lane only and you had to back up to the nearest wide spot.) The ferry system and trains would be my choice for another trip.

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we found the book Moon Norway travel guide by David Nikel to be excellent -
Rick's port's book only covered one or two of our ports - you should find this one helpful

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Thank you for the suggestions and input. They are very much appreciated.