Most people haven’t heard of Landåsbygda, and that’s okay. It’s a little Norwegian paradise about a 20-minute drive from Gjøvik and the Mjøsa. My partner and I hadn't heard of it either, before we bought a house and moved here in 2015. At the time we also knew nothing about Østlandet (eastern Norway) in which Landåsbygda is situated. Prior to our move to Landåsbygda in the county of Oppland, … [Read more...]
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Moods & Foods
Vicki has lived around the world but now enjoys exploring Norwegian cuisine in Oslo.
Originally from the US, Kelsey is a Masters student at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences.
A New Life in Trondheim
Dave Smith is a former US Marine and avid adventurer now living in Norway.
Getting Hygge With It
The blog of a British mum living in Norway.
A Mexican in Norway
Gerardo moved from northern Mexico to central Norway. This is his story.
Life in Innlandet
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Here are the latest articles from across our network of expat blogs:
During my undergraduate degree I spent a semester abroad in Spain. The thought of living in a new country and speaking a new language was daunting. I had taken five years of Spanish in high school and college and still did not feel completely prepared. Once I arrived in Spain however, the knowledge I had gained from years of practice took over and I had no issues communicating or taking … [Read more...]
There's a saying in Norway that 'everyone has a cousin in Gjøvik'. This saying may be from a song, or it may be a genuine folk saying. Whichever it is, Gjøvik is the perfect place to stop and explore Norway's Oppland and Hedmark (Innlandet) counties. For those of you who haven't heard of or even visited Gjøvik - also known as the 'White City' - it's the only town located on the left side of the … [Read more...]
Whether you’re a one-year folkehøgskole student, a student spending a semester abroad, or an international student starting a degree in Norway, you’ll likely be wondering what to pack for your time in Scandinavia. This may be especially true if you come from an area with a vastly different climate (I’m from San Diego). If you’ve flown domestically in the United States like me, then you are used … [Read more...]
The biggest culinary and food growth in Oslo over the years has to be in and around Grünerløkka. The array of foods, ingredients that stretch beyond the Nordic zone and quality of products has definitely influenced the menus of cafes and eating places. This also has given life to a variety of cuisines, making the area an exciting place to explore on days when you feel curious and want to get out … [Read more...]