Page images
PDF
EPUB
[ocr errors]

THE

PILGRIM

OF

SCAN DIN A V I A.

Charles Jolin Spencer alonge Canning

By LORD GARVAGH,

B.A. CHRIST CHURCH, OXFORD,

AND

MEMBER OF THE ALPINE CLUB.

LONDON:

SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON, LOW, & SEARLE,

CROWN BUILDINGS, 188 FLEET STREET.

1875.

[All rights reserved.]

[merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors]
[graphic][merged small]

HOSE who may be in want of informa

tion upon travelling or field sports,

will find these pages of no use at all. I. have hinted no directions for the benefit of future travellers, nor even touched upon the facilities for sport.

With regard to Norway, I have only given some particulars of a time passed in seclusion among the mountains, nominally in pursuit of reindeer. To look back upon that wild and fascinating life, in comparison with some time spent lately in the South of Europe, is to see the whole North surrounded with a halo, which only this change of resort would give it.

“ Iceland now ranks among the constitutional entities of political Europe," and if what is here said may be sufficient to remove the veil which has made this appear to be a land of everlasting ice, it will not be said in vain.

Or if it be received as a testimony of gratitude to those whose courtesy and hospitality bade me such hearty welcome to the land, one part of the original design will have succeeded.

31 PORTMAN SQUARE,

March 1875.

« PreviousContinue »