The best county in Norway is Oppland, of course – the one in which we live. ;) Oppland is located in central Norway and is one of only two counties which doesn't have a coastline – the other being Hedmark, our neighbour, bordering to Sweden. Oppland is quite a large county, making up 17% of Norway's landmass. That's around 25,192 km², with only about 5,100 km² of that lying under 600 metres. … [Read more...]
Life in Innlandet
Life in Innlandet (the Hedmark and Oppland counties) is an eye-opening adventure; a paradise for outdoor and nature lovers.
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...]
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...]