Only dear neighbours Denmark have happier young professional workers than Norway, a new survey has revealed. The fact Norway was placed second in the international survey from the branding research firm Universum will surprise few, as the Nordic nation consistently places well in all kinds of measures of standard of living. In addition to … [Read more...]
Welcome to the original Life in Norway blog! Observations on the quirks of day-to-day life in Norway, from the extended summer vacations to crazy adverts on TV.
Finally after much media interest, the design of Norway's new banknotes has been confirmed. The set of colourful notes featuring iconic Norwegian imagery will enter circulation in the summer of 2017. According to Norges Bank, each denomination features an easily recognised primary motif on one side that communicates central characteristics of … [Read more...]
At approximately 5am (in Norway, the “mourning” after the election) I noticed a tweet trending explaining that Canada’s immigration website had crashed. I laughed, but I wasn’t shocked. Canada has always been America’s neutral neighbor. I’m sure it would support us Americans like a parent in times of hardship such as electing a person such as … [Read more...]
This article is written by David Smith, an American citizen living in Trondheim, Norway. Dear fellow Norwegians, We know you’re thinking: “Hey America, WTF?!?!” As the most powerful nation in the world gets ready to elect a new president, it seems as though almost everyone around the globe is asking themselves the same question, “How … [Read more...]
It's 7:18 am and I'm standing so close to the others making the commute, that I can hardly breathe. In fact, it’s so strange to feel like a sardine packed in a tin for the first time in this country and perhaps the first time in the countryside of any country. Quickly after I show a blinking image indicating to the driver I have a ticket (for … [Read more...]