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A boat with a Norwegian flag sailing into Norway's Trollfjord

Trollfjord: The Famous Fjord of Northern Norway

The Trollfjord is a completely unspoilt fjord in the north of Norway. Its natural environment makes it a thriving habitat for various species of birds and sea life. The fjord also has a fascinating history, with...
Stavanger Cathedral east side

Stavanger Cathedral: Memories of Medieval Stavanger

From devastating fires to hidden crypts, the story of Stavanger’s medieval cathedral is a fascinating one. Let's take a look at the city’s most treasured building through the centuries. Stavanger’s most cherished and best-preserved building is...
Norwegian open sandwich with pålegg

Pålegg: Norwegian Toppings for Sliced Bread

An everyday Norwegian word, pålegg describes the toppings and spreads that go on to open sandwiches and packed lunches. I’ve lived in Norway long enough now to understand the term pålegg (toppings Norwegians like put on...
An image of ghosts in heaven and hell

Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts

Norway’s greatest playwright Henrik Ibsen wrote an important play in the middle part of his writing career called Ghosts. Here’s why it’s such a pivotal play and why you should check it out. Henrik Ibsen is...
Lake in central Stavanger, Norway

The Best Museums in Stavanger

Stavanger is a cultural melting pot of trendy bars, international restaurants and many different cultural institutions. Here's our guide to Stavanger's best museums. Stavanger’s position on Norway’s west coast means it sees more than its fair...
The Norwegian marius knitting pattern on a sweatshirt

The Marius Sweater: An Icon of Norway

The Marius sweater is a true Norwegian icon – let's take a look at the origins of this instantly recognisable knitting pattern. Few things are so recognisably Norwegian –  with the possible exception of brown cheese –...
Old and New Architecture in Norway

Architecture in Norway: The Old & The New

Architecture in Norway is a mix of many styles both modern and traditional. There is certainly plenty to absorb in the country both as a tourist and for those who appreciate varied architecture. When people picture...
Mathew at sverds i fjell in stavnager

Why I Moved from Oslo to Stavanger

After just one year in Oslo, I'm moving from Norway’s vibrant capital to Stavanger. Here's why. My Norwegian adventure is rarely dull, that much I can say for sure. It's exciting and fun but so far...
Man speaking Norwegian into a tin can telephone

Norwegian Phrases: Common Sayings in Norway

Norwegian has plenty of quirky sayings that teach you a lot about the society and culture. Here's a small collection of them to get you started. It's one thing trying to learn a language in class...
The Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen wrote A Doll's House

Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House

A Doll’s House is Henrik Ibsen’s greatest and his most famous play. If you haven’t read or seen it yet, here’s why you should. The playwright Henrik Ibsen is Norway’s most famous literary figure. During the second...