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 […]
Observations on the quirks of day-to-day life in Norway, from the extended summer vacations to crazy adverts on TV.
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 […]
In my case, before coming to live here I have lived in France and Holland during some summer holidays from the university to work as a trainee. Despite being only two summers plus some previous trips backpacking – and having some family in France, Holland and Belgium – these experiences gave me a general perception […]
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 […]
“Ugh, it’s nasty out there”, I spluttered as I returned from Bunnpris on Friday night. I’d been to grab some groceries for the weekend as the weather forecast looked bleak. Dark clouds, wind, rain, and a flood warning across central Norway. Lovely! It got me thinking though, Norwegian weather is fairly predictable. True, we never know exactly […]
During a Scandinavian summer there’s a chance you’ll stumble across a family or a group of friends throwing wooden blocks at each other in open parkland. At least, that’s what it looks like at first. You’re actually watching a game of Kubb, colloquially known in the US as Viking Chess. Although it’s a game claimed to have […]