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Memorial for the dead outside Oslo Cathedral

One Year On – Time To Remember Oslo & Utøya

I can't quite believe a year has passed since the twin terror attacks on Oslo and Utøya. Oslo, Norway, and the world will come together on Sunday to remember the 77 lives taken on 22nd July...
Norwegian football fans at the Ullevaal Stadium

The Norwegian Match-Fixing Scandal

Despite the obsession with English football, the Norwegian game seems to better resemble the Italian Serie A just lately. A match-fixing scandal? In Norway? Yes, really. The tale of Swedish mafia, Kosovan gangs, money laundering and a...
Farts Dempere road sign in Norway

My New Strategy for Learning Norwegian – Year 2

An update on learning Norwegian after one year living in Oslo, Norway. When I began blogging about my move to Oslo, I had intended on giving regular progress updates on my quest to learn Norwegian, just...
Trondheim Cathedral, Norway

Trondheim – Norway’s Smart City

Take a look at Trondheim. The famous Nidaros Cathedral, riverside wharves, wooden mansions and narrow streets conjure up images of days long gone.   Not the place, then, you'd expect to find Norway's beating heart of...
Illegal Burger graphic

Illegal Burger, Møllergata

And so, our epic quest for Oslo's best burger begins! Gerry and I kicked off our quest with Aftenposten's favourite, Illegal Burger on Møllergata, a few steps from Youngstorget in the city centre. It's also a...
Summertime fun in Oslo

Best of the Blogs – June 2012

We've just enjoyed the lightest month of the year so there's a positive mood around the expat blogosphere right now. Firstly here on Life in Norway, we published: Run to the Hills – I write about...
Wooden hut near Tryvann in Nordmarka

Exploring Oslo’s Great Outdoors

Since moving from the city centre to the hills of Oslo, I’ve spent a lot of time exploring the area, despite the distraction of Euro 2012! The Holmenkollen-Frognerseteren area is the gateway to Nordmarka (the northern...
Exterior of the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel in Oslo

Radisson Blu Scandinavia: High-Rise Oslo Hotel

One of the best-known hotels in the Norwegian capital. I recently moved house! As anyone in rented accommodation knows, timing your move can be difficult. You want enough time to comfortably move but equally you want...
Norwegian flag over the water

Sailing on the Drammensfjord

I missed out on one Norwegian tradition last year – the work summer party. Held before the big July shutdown, it normally involves getting together with your colleagues and heading for a cabin in the woods or...
Mooning Mona Lisa in Stavanger

Street Art of Stavanger

During my recent trip to Stavanger I took a walk around the harbour to the Oil Museum. For a reason I don't recall, I decided to walk around an old building. What greeted me on the...