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Midsummer celebrations in Norway

The Hunt for St. Hans Celebrations in Norway

Returning expat Tone seeks out a proper midsummer celebration in Norway. Here's what she found… Our family evening is turning into a hunt. My husband is not impressed. After 15 years of marriage I can usually...
View over the Geirangerfjord in Norway

What’s So Great About Norway?

Why did you move back? These are questions I've been asked countless times in the last six months; questions to which there are no short or fool-proof answers. I didn't move because I had to, nor...
Lady in bunad with flag

On Wearing A Bunad For The First Time In 20 Years

Our returning Norwegian expat talks celebrating 17th May in Norway and getting back into her bunad for the first time in two decades. The Norwegian bunad, often referred to as our national costume, springs from traditional...
Kids on smartphones in Norway

From Keychains to Smartphones: Raising Independent Children in the Age of Technology

Tone Delin Indrelid discovers that it’s time to examine her stubborn unwillingness to embrace technology as a tool in raising independent Vikings. At the start of the year, my family and I left a high mobility...
Typical Norwegian school

The Norwegian Nomads Start School

A new twist on the expat story: Follow the adventures of a wandering Norwegian family returning home. It’s 11.30 pm and it has been a very long day indeed. I am queueing at the SAS counter, Gardermoen...