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Grong Norway

Kristian Nesser – Life in Small-Town Norway

As regular readers will have noticed, I recently spent some time in the Grong region of central Norway. It's a region famous for its salmon rivers but largely ignored by travellers. I spent a night in...
Sun setting over Geitfjellet

Lost in the Mountains

Okay so the title is a little white lie, I wasn't literally lost in the mountains. It refers to the feeling of isolation on my recent trip to Rundtjønnhytta, the tiny cabin in the middle of...

A Day and Night in a Mountain Cabin

“I've read your blog and you write about the cities really well, but you're about to see real Norwegian life” So said my guide Kristian, as we jumped on a snowmobile for an 8km tour of...
Namsen Salmon Aquarium

The Salmon Rivers of Trøndelag

It covers 16,000 square miles of central Norway, but Trøndelag is a region many tourists miss. This despite hosting an award-winning World Heritage town, one of Norway's best-known ski resorts, and the country's capital during the Viking...
Trevor Morley on Norwegian TV

Trevor Morley: Ex-Footballer Working with Recovering Drug Addicts

As a six year-old, I sat on the barrier at the front of the Hotel End, watching a 23-year-old Trevor Morley captain Northampton Town FC to the 4th division title with a stonking 99 points. It's one...
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Have the Norwegians got it right?

As a prominent blogger in Norway I receive a lot of questions by email. Generally these are from people keen to move to Norway, many from countries with severe economic problems such as Greece and Spain....
Bergen Bryggen

Exploring Historical Bergen

Regular readers will know I wasn't blown away by Bergen on my previous two visits. Okay bad choice of words, I was blown away because it’s so bloody wet and windy! But what I mean is,...

Whiskey & History: Grand Terminus Hotel, Bergen

How does this grand old dame of Bergen hotels stand up to the modern visitor? Last weekend I had the pleasure of staying in one of Bergen's most historic and famous hotels – the Grand Terminus....
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The Best Norwegian TV Adverts

There's so many adverts on Norwegian TV that make me smile or leave me scratching my head, I'm surprised I didn't write this post months ago! Watching TV adverts is not just a good way of...
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A Weekend in Stockholm

Having lived in the Norwegian capital for almost two years now, the time had come to cross over to the dark side and check out Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. Some old friends from England were...