Persons born in Norway can expect to live beyond the age of 80 according to the latest figures. In May 2016, the World Health Organisation released their annual set of world health statistics, including a substantial look at life expectancy. For how long do Norwegians live? A person born in Norway can look forward to living to an average of 81.8 years, according to the UN data. Broken down by … [Read more...]
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Norway’s three female party leaders have reached an agreement to create a minority government for the next four years. After two weeks of negotiations, Venstre (the Liberal Party) has joined the Government as a full member of the ruling coalition. Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Høyre (the Conservative party), Siv Jensen of FrP (the Progress Party) and Trine Skei Grande (pictured above) of … [Read more...]
The flavoured spirit is a favourite of older Scandinavians, but Norwegian aquavit is increasingly popular with foodies outside the region too. New Nordic cuisine has taken the trendy restaurants of the world by storm in recent years, so more and more people are being introduced to the Scandinavian spirit. The name is derived from the Latin aqua vitae, or water of life. Aquavit is a flavoured … [Read more...]
Here's the most popular articles on the website from 2017, including one that was viewed more than 63,000 times! Digging into Google Analytics is a fascinating task for anyone who runs a website. I'm able to see what you were searching for, and which pages have proved most popular. This year, there's been a very clear trend towards jobs and articles about all aspects of relocating to … [Read more...]
Christmas is almost here and that means the stores are filled with delicious pepperkaker! For me at least, gingerbread evokes memories of childhood and warming up in front of the fire. During my first winter in Norway I was delighted to discover the treat that are pepperkaker. Pepperkaker - literally pepper cakes - are the Norwegian version of gingerbread, and one of the classic biscuits that … [Read more...]
Can you use a foreign driving license in Norway? Find out the rules here. As with most things about moving to Norway, the rules on driving licences depend on your country of citizenship, or more specifically, the country that issued your licence. European citizens First things first, if you have a licence form an EU or EEA country, it can be used in Norway with no hassle for as long as it is … [Read more...]
Move over hygge. Our friends from Sweden have a new word set to take the word by storm. Over the last two years, the world became obsessed with one Scandinavian word, helping to shift thousands of books, scented candles and cozy sweatshirts all in the name of hygge. It defined the simple pleasure Scandinavians take in making things cosy. But now another important aspect of Scandinavian … [Read more...]
Norway's most successful football club celebrated 100 years this season. We take a look back at their history. After Vålerenga's centenary a few seasons ago, it's now the turn of Trondheim's Rosenborg to chalk up 100 years. Could the glory years be returning to Trondheim? After four years without winning the title, Rosenborg just secured their third consecutive league title. American writer … [Read more...]
Getting up close and personal with Norwegian nature is easy with these free resources. Usually the first thing people think about when it comes to Norway is the nature— the mountains and fjords. Afterall, didn’t all those amazing Instagram photos of Norway inspire you to move here? Well now it’s time to actually go on some adventures! Before planning any outdoor adventure, you’ll want to use … [Read more...]
Norway's Telemark region has announced surprise plans to bid to become the host of the Winter Olympics in 2026. According to reports in the Norwegian media, Telemark decided to put together a bid when interest from Austrian city Innsbruck waned. The county in Southern Norway had kept their intentions secret until a press conference this week. A strong Olympic legacy A successful bid would see … [Read more...]