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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...
Illegal Burger, Oslo

The Search is on for Oslo’s Best Burger

Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten recently declared the burgers served by Illegal Burger on Møllergata as the best in Oslo. Always up for a food-related challenge, me and fellow Life in Norway blogger Gerry are going to conduct...
Bislett Games Oslo

Usain Bolt Wins at the Bislett Games

Usain Bolt blew away the competition in Oslo on Thursday night to take the 100m title at the Bislett Games. Half-way through the race it looked as if his countryman and main rival for Olympic Gold,...

Run To The Hills

Yeah, I've moved to the hills! This is the view from the nearest T-Bane (metro) station, just a few minutes walk from my new abode. I've moved to the Holmenkollen area, famous for the ski jump...
Constitution Day Parade in Oslo

Best of the Blogs – May 2012

Here's our round-up of the best Norway-related blog posts you may have missed over the last month. Where's Andrew? How can I start this month's round-up with anyone else!? For the last few weeks Norway has...
Stavanger budget hotel

St Svithun: Stavanger Budget Hotel

Your travel budget goes further if you choose to stay outside central Stavanger. Because of the number of business visitors, Stavanger occasionally suffers from a shortage of hotel rooms during midweek. So for my first work...