Norwegian Lifestyle

Observations on the quirks of day-to-day life in Norway, from the extended summer vacations to crazy adverts on TV.

Welcome to Norway!

Cross-country ski

Three years ago, while studying at the University of California at Berkeley, I met a girl who has absolutely changed my life. She is beautiful, amazing, and a pleasure to be around. She is also 100% Norwegian… which means that I have been fully ingrained with Norwegian culture since the day we met. On one […]

Review of the Year 2014

SAS plane

It’s that time of the year when we all take stock of what we achieved in 2014 and begin to plan for the year ahead. It’s sometimes easy to forget things that happened just 12 months ago, so this is an activity I really look forward to. Inspired my successful review of 2013, here comes my review […]

Christmas Gift Guide

Norwegian christmas gifts

Are you stuck for those last-minute Christmas gifts? If you’re shopping for someone with a love for Norway or Scandinavia, then look no further! Life in Norway brings you the very best Norwegian-themed gifts available online. Enjoy! Men’s Norwegian sweater This Magnus Men’s Norwegian Wool-blend Sweater from Icewear will make you or a loved one […]

Christmas Traditions in Norway

Jul i Norge

Last month I published a post about the best Christmas markets in Norway. I had such a good response to the article (66 interactions on Facebook!) that I feel compelled to write more about the festive traditions in this part of the world. Christmas in Norway now on Kindle I’ve expanded on this series of Christmas […]

Christmas Markets in Norway

Christmas in Norway

For the last few weeks, my Facebook feed has been dominated by the latest Christmas TV adverts from John Lewis, Sainsburys and the like. As the Christmas season seems to start a month earlier in the UK than Norway, it serves as a useful heads-up for me to start thinking about my plans. As usual […]

The Norwegian Birthday Song

Hurra for Deg

Yesterday was a big day in the Life in Norway household. I turned the grand old age of 33! As two of my friends guessed my age at 31 and 35, I guess I look my age. Or more likely, I look 35 and one friend was being nice. Anyway! Celebrating birthdays in Norway is […]

The Great Norwegian Adventure

Alt for Norge

As I write this, I’m sitting on the sofa watching the latest episode in the 5th series of Alt for Norge, an award-winning reality TV show on TV Norge. This is something I’ve been meaning to write about for three years now. Finally, I’ve put pen to paper! (well, fingers to keyboard…) Named The Great […]