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Christian dove symbolising pinse

Pinse: A Public Holiday in Norway

If you're a native English speaker, you'll know it as pentecost or whitsun. Here in Norway, it's pinse. But what exactly is it? Let's look at the meaning of this public holiday in Norway. Pinse is...
Mountain hiker in Norway on Ascension Day

Ascension Day: A Public Holiday in Norway

Kristi himmelfartsdag is a public holiday in Norway. Here's what you need to know about the day known internationally as Ascension Day. Ascension Day a christian-based holiday celebrated around the world. While Norway split church from state...
Earthquakes in Norway and Scandinavia

Earthquakes in Norway

A look at the terrifying but fascinating earthquakes that have struck Norway and the Scandinavia region in recent history. The topic even inspired a recent Norwegian movie. Earthquakes and Norway are two words that thankfully don’t often...
Flag at home on Norway National Day

May 17: How to Celebrate Norway’s National Day From Home

Coronavirus restrictions mean this year's Constitution Day will be vastly different from normal. But that doesn't mean you can't celebrate! If there's any image that sums up Norway's Constitution Day it's Oslo's Karl Johans gate filled...
Norwegian flag on Stortinget in Oslo

Norway’s Liberation Day

The 8th of May is Liberation Day, marking the end of Norway’s occupation during World War II. We take a look back at what happened, and how the day is marked today. Liberation Day, known in...
A couple out in Norwegian nature

Dating Life in Norway Before & After Corona

Lorelou Desjardins from A Frog in the Fjord returns to Life in Norway to give us the lowdown on how the coronavirus has affected dating life in Norway, and what might happen next… Let's face it,...
A happy couple hiking in the Norwegian mountains

Friluftsliv: The Norwegian Love of the Outdoors

Could adopting Norwegian friluftsliv be the key to a happy relocation to Norway? We take a look at the Norwegian love of the great outdoors. While Norway is consistently ranked as one of the world’s happiest...
Labour Day parade 2012 in Oslo

May 1: Labour Day in Norway

As with much of the world, Norway celebrates Labour Day on May 1. Here's what you can expect if you find yourself downtown on the day. Norway’s Labour Day will look very different this year under...
Cartoon depicting Norse and Norwegian mythology

Norwegian Mythology & Folk Tales

A country's mythology and folklore provides a window into its culture, society and history. That's especially true in Norway, which has a rich Norse mythology along with plenty of folk tales. Let's dive in! Most people...
Norwegian flatbread on a plate

Norwegian Flatbread: A Traditional Favourite

The history of Norwegian flatbread and how it became a traditional favourite in Norway. There's also a recipe so you can try making some yourself. Norwegian flatbread (or flatbrød in Norwegian) is a traditional food favourite in...