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Kirkwall harbour in Orkney, Scotland

45: The Norse History of Orkney & Shetland

Life in Norway Show Episode 45: Scotland's Orkney and Shetland have a fascinating Norse history. But it's not just stories in the history books. There remains a strong Norwegian influence on the islanders' everyday life to...
Viking grave dig in Sweden

Viking DNA Study Turns Up Surprising Results

Results from a major new research project suggest that the Viking Age may have looked quite different to what the history books present. An international research project analysed DNA from 400 Viking Age skeletons. Said to...
The flags of the USA and Norway

5 Ways Americans Can Move to Norway in 2021

Looking for a fresh start? Discover the most common ways that American citizens move from the USA to Norway. With a highly contentious election period in full swing, many Americans are considering their future plans. I...
Lion statue outside the Norwegian parliament building in Oslo, Norway

Political Parties in Norway

Learn about the political parties in Norway with this introduction to the parties represented in the Norwegian parliament. When I moved to Norway a year after the 2010 British General Election, Norwegians had many questions for...
A boat sails on the Nærøyfjord in western Norway

Nærøyfjord: A Dramatic Fjord in Western Norway

Archetypal steep sides, slender waterfalls, picture-postcard villages and a popular tourist ferry mean the Nærøyfjord is one of Norway's most visited fjords. Not only is the Nærøyfjord one of Norway's most visually stunning fjords, it's also...
Northern lights reflections in the water

Hunt The Northern Lights This Weekend No Matter Where You Live

Have you ever wanted to hunt the northern lights? This weekend offers an opportunity to follow four aurora hunters all around the world. We are entering one of the prime times for viewing the northern lights....
Scandic coworking concept

Scandic Hotels Launch Home Office Alternative

If you're forced or choosing to work from home, Scandic Hotels offers an interesting option for you. Their new workspace concept could make working from home much more attractive for employees – and employers. Have you...
An apartment block borettslag in Trondheim, Norway

Borettslag: Cooperative Housing Ownership in Norway

Buying a home in a housing cooperative is a common method of home purchase in Norway. Let's take a look at the world of the borettslag. Having lived in apartments for the majority of my life,...
Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon Garcia

44: The Philippine Ambassador to Norway

Life in Norway Show Episode 44: The Philippines Ambassador to Norway and Iceland joins the podcast to talk about the links between the two countries, and the role of an Embassy. The interviews with the Canadian and...
The polar bear warning sign in Longyearbyen, Svalbard

Longyearbyen ‘In Mourning’ After Polar Bear Attack

The local population of Svalbard is in mourning after last week's polar bear attack, according to the local newspaper editor. A Dutch man and a polar bear lost their lives. By now I'm sure you'll all...