A tsunami in a Norwegian fjord? Seriously? Well, as the trailer for Bølgen (The Wave in English) states: Det har skjedd før. Det vil skje igjen It has happened before. It will happen again. Rockslides in Norway occur frequently. When they occur above a fjord, the results can be potentially
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On my first winter train trip from Oslo to Bergen, I experienced a memorable whiteout high up on the mountain plateau. Memorable because it was stunningly beautiful, but also because it made me feel genuinely threatened. I couldn't help thinking what it would be like to get stuck in such a storm
Last week I welcomed my brother to Norway for the first time. As well as taking in Trondheim's Pstereo festival, I took him on one of my tried and tested Norwegian road trip routes to the Atlantic Road and Trollstigen. We stayed on a campsite near a small town called Åndalsnes. It was the second
The name Susanne Sundfør might be new to you, but she's a household name in Scandinavia. Three of her albums topped the Norwegian charts and this month she headlined both Øya festival in Oslo and Pstereo festival here in Trondheim. The signs are pointing towards Sundfør making an impact outside
Summer is sadly approaching its end (of course I still have my fingers crossed for a heatwave in September). The days are undeniably getting shorter and the crowds are flocking back to the city once again. As I am discovering, every season in Norway has its charm and this in-between summer and
As an employment counsellor at Kulturkoordinator in Trondheim, I meet foreign job seekers every day. Most of them have lived in Norway for a while already, ranging from 6 months to several years. When I meet them, I often tell them some facts about job seeking in Norway that would have been very
When I tell my family and friends in Cyprus that I have been sunbathing or swimming in the sea in Norway I sense the puzzlement in their voices – ”Really? In Norway?” Having spent my teenage years on Cyprus with the warm, calm waters of the Mediterranean sea and average temperatures of 30 plus I
Norwegian tourism is booming thanks to a combination of economics and emotion. The weakening Norwegian kroner means that it's cheaper to visit Norway than it's been for years. Today, £1 buys 12.7kr compared to the 8.5kr it bought when I moved here in 2011. But there's a big emotive pull