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Multicultural Norway

Of Being a Woman, Empathy and Multiculturalism in Norway

The diary of a Pakistani Millennial in Norway continues with a look at gender and multiculturalism in Norway. Being a woman is tough in this male-dominated world. Or so I’ve heard say many times. Add to...
From Pakistan to Norway

From Islamabad to Klepp

The diary of a Pakistani millennial in Norway: Of sleepy towns, crossing roads and political protests. I’ve always found it fascinating how people identify themselves; what identity-markers they use in a particular situation. Moving to Norway to join...
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...
Fishing on a lake in Jotunheimen, Norway

My First Rakfisk Experience

Learning to fish on a lake and prepare rakfisk is one step journey on the road to typisk norsk! I am currently enrolled in an adult learning program to learn the Norwegian language. One of our...
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...
Riddu Riddu indigenous culture festival

69 Degrees North: The Ancestors of the Future

A visit to Riddu Riddu, an annual Sami music and culture festival in northern Norway. The road sign is riddled with gun holes. Someone painted across the Sami translation with white paint. In the Center of...
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...
Fagernes in the Valdres valley

Fagernes – The Jewel in the Valdres Valley

For anyone who has driven from Oslo to Bergen, following the E16 motorway through the Valdres valley, they have definitely discovered the beautiful little city of Fagernes. The name itself speaks of its beauty: ‘Fagernes' is...
NTNU Trondheim main building

Jobs for Students in Norway

How one student in Norway found two part-time jobs to help pay the bills. It’s no secret that getting a job in Norway is hard for foreigners. Between the language barrier, tax office confusion, and visa/residence...