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Tromsø in winter

26 Things I Learned From a Year in Norway

Observations on life in Norway after 12 months living in Oslo. A whole year has passed since I packed my bags and headed north to Scandinavian lands. Some days I can't believe it's gone so quickly,...
Public Transport in Oslo

Best of the Blogs – April 2012

Here's the third installment of our monthly round-up of the best blogs from Norway's international community. Children of the Rainbow by Corrine on Northern Natterings This one passed most of the international media by. Last week...
Written forms of Norwegian

When is Norwegian not Norwegian?

When is Norwegian not Norwegian? When it's Bokmål. or when it's Nynorsk. or when it's Danish. or when it's Old Norse. What? The Norwegian language struggle Okay, first things first, there is one official language of...
Visit Oslo App home page

Oslo Goes Mobile!

Last month Visit Oslo, the organisation charged with promoting the city to a worldwide audience, joined the iGeneration. A free app for iPhone, iPad and Android allows visitors to Oslo access to a wealth of information...
Vålerenga fans at Lillestrøm

The Norwegian El Clásico – LSK vs VIF

This weekend saw the biggest local rivalry in Norwegian football, the Oslo-Akershus derby between Lillestrøm (LSK) and Vålerenga (VIF). Lillestrøm are known by many outside Norway due to their regular appearances in Europe during the 80s...
Team Me

Discovering Norwegian Music – Team Me

So far I've introduced you to Datarock, Erlend Øye and Sondre Lerche, all three of which I've had some great feedback on. Long overdue it might be, but it's now time for the next in my...
Rebuilding work in Oslo

Nine Months On: The Breivik Trial Begins

The trial of Anders Behring Breivik finally gets underway on Monday. It's hard to believe almost nine months have passed since the Oslo terrorist attacks. Life in the capital has long since returned to normal, although...
Oslo City Bikes

City Bikes in Oslo

Not only has springtime brought better weather and the Norwegian Easter break, we've also seen the return of Oslo Bysykkel – the Oslo City Bike – after its winter holiday. The concept is far from unique...

My First Ice Hockey Experience

Like in much of Europe, most Norwegian football teams are part of a wider sports club. The Vålerenga IF sports club consists primarily of football, handball and ice hockey, alongside other sports such as basketball and...

Best of the Blogs – March 2012

  Here's the second installment of our new monthly round-up of the best blogs from Norway's international community. Take it away, folks! Springtime in Norway I wasn't the only one to get excited about the early...