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Shopping on Bryggen in Bergen, Norway

Shopping in Norway: Everything You Need to Know

Buying even the most everyday items can be confusing when moving to a different country. Here’s our complete guide to shopping in Norway. From everyday essentials to furniture and white goods, shopping in Norway can be...
Norwegian butter on a knife

The Norwegian Butter Crisis of 2011

The full story of how Norway ran out of butter one Christmas, and how it captured the imagination of the world's media. Christmas is fast approaching. It remains to be seen what impact the global health...
A shopping centre in Norway

47: Shopping Habits in Norway

Life in Norway Show Episode 47: Paul Harrison from the Kelkoo Group joins the show to talk about shopping habits in Norway, from price sensitivity to mobile payments and more. Welcome to the latest episode of...
Nøkken (The Nøkk) by Theodor Kittelsen

Theodor Kittelsen: The Norwegian Fairytale Artist

Meet the artist who gave a face to many Norwegian fairytale and folklore characters! Imagine you're talking to someone who's not from Norway. If you ask them to name a famous Norwegian artist, they will no...
Norway currency banknotes

Norway’s Currency: An Introduction to the Norwegian Krone

Norway’s currency is the Norwegian krone, but how much do you really know about it? Here is the history and other things to know about the currency of Norway. When it comes to money in Norway,...
A Norwegian lundhund dog in a field

8 Wooftastic Facts about the Norwegian Lundehund

Meet the Norwegian Lundehund. This gorgeous breed of dog has a number of unique characteristics. From its flexible joints to an unusual number of toes, we round-up some fascinating Lundehund facts. There are several dog breeds...
The new Norwegian passport under UV light

The New Norwegian Passport

Launched last week, the new passport of Norway includes new security elements to make it more difficult to forge. The Norwegian police have launched a new version of the Norwegian passport. Based on a design announced a...
Trollhunter movie review

Trollhunter: The Wonderfully Ridiculous Found Footage Movie

Trollhunter movie review: The 2010 Norwegian dark fantasy film is a found-footage film by a group of young people who encounter Norway's only troll hunter. OK, so despite its documentary style, Trollhunter (released in Norway as Trolljegeren)...
Moose road sign in Norway

Moose Safety in Norway

Wild moose can be a danger to drivers and hikers in Norway. Here's how to stay safe and protect these iconic animals. The moose is one of Norway's most famous animals, second possibly only to the...
Lion statue outside the Norwegian parliament building in Oslo, Norway

Political Parties in Norway

Learn about the political parties in Norway with this introduction to the parties represented in the Norwegian parliament. When I moved to Norway a year after the 2010 British General Election, Norwegians had many questions for...