Norway is known for its fjords. In Exploring Norway's West Coast, Kay Shaw helps you to understand that these fjords are more than pretty scenery - they shape the culture of the country. She and her husband took the Hurtigruten Coastal Steamer for twelve days to learn about the land and the sea in Norway. Her personal interest in Norway results from her family heritage. Her maternal grandfather emigrated from Norway and she visits relatives still living there. Her book gives information about some of the places visited and a glimpse into Norway's rich history. Forty-three photos accompany the text to give the reader a taste of the variety of experiences she enjoyed on this trip.