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The polar nights in Norway

Mørketiden: The Polar Night

On Sunday the 3th of December the polar night started here and I started to write this blog about the polar night. But as it goes during this time of darkness, time slows down and eventually...
North Norway town

What Makes a Town?

Everyone that comes to Norway is in total awe with the astonishing landscape and the people seemingly living in total harmony with it. The cultural landscape looks like a troll just took all the houses and...
Life in Vesterålen, Norway

Nordaførr: In the North

They told us that there are only two seasons in the Arctic, a white winter and a green winter. The green winter is short and abundant, immediately going over in the white winter after the first...
A quick guide to Oppland

A Quick Guide to Oppland

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 –...
Landåsen farm in Landåsbygda

Landåsbygda – A First Taste of Innlandet

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...
Teach Yourself Norwegian

How to Teach Yourself Norwegian

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...
Statue in Innlandet, Norway

Gjøvik on the Mjøsa

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...
Clothing in Norway

Packing for University in Norway

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...
Summer food in Oslo

Summer Delights

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...
Røst is one of Norway's most remote islands

“Why Did You Move to Norway?”

This is the question I am asked in nearly 99.9% of conversations with new Norwegian people that I meet. If you are an expat/immigrant, call it what you will, I guarantee you will have to get...