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Rowan tree

Lesser-Known Folklore of Norway

A major part of Norwegian culture, and indeed across the whole of Scandinavia, is the folklore. The myths, legends and stories that have been passed down through the generations are still as strong as ever, with...
Vigeland

Travelling for Less: A Budget Guide to Oslo

With flights as cheap as £40 return, it is easy to fall into a false sense of security that embarking on a trip to Oslo is sure to be a cheap weekend away. Although flights are often...
Norwegian pasttimes

Norwegian Pastimes & How to Prepare

A love for the outdoors is an aspect of the Norwegian spirit aptly represented by one of their untranslatable expressions: ‘Friluftsliv'. As we've explained before here on Life in Norway, this means free, air, life, illustrating...
Svalbard sunrise

Dying is Forbidden in Longyearbyen

A book of poetry inspired by the High North. I'll be honest: I wouldn't ordinarily look twice at a book of poetry. In fact, I don't think I've intentionally read a poem since secondary school English...