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Norwegian open sandwich with pålegg

Pålegg: Norwegian Toppings for Sliced Bread

An everyday Norwegian word, pålegg describes the toppings and spreads that go on to open sandwiches and packed lunches. I’ve lived in Norway long enough now to understand the term pålegg (toppings Norwegians like put on...
Norwegian lefse on a plate in a Norway kitchen.

Lefse: A Guide to the Norwegian Classic

From a traditional homemade staple to a quick on-the-go snack from a gas station or even a fancy dish at a wedding, the Norwegian lefse has a long history. Here's what you need to know about...
Norwegian wine glasses

Alcohol in Norway: Regulations, Tax Rates & Where to Buy It

The sale of alcohol is subject to strict government regulations. And then there's the tax, and the duty. Here’s what you need to know about buying alcohol in Norway. It's a mistake every new arrival to...
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...
Coffee culture in Scandinavia

Coffee Culture in Norway

The story of the Norwegian love of coffee and discover the best places to join the locals. If you’ve never been to the region it may surprise you that people in the Nordic countries drink a...
Norwegian lunch food: Mills Polar Kaviar in a tube

Must-Try Foods From a Norwegian Supermarket

Norwegian cuisine is easily accessible to visitors and new arrivals. Discover the weird and wonderful food items you can buy from a supermarket in Norway. Whether you are moving to another country or just visiting, one...
The Norwegian Kvikk Lunsj chocolate bar

Kvikk Lunsj: A Truly Iconic Norwegian Brand

The most popular snack in Norway by a distance is this humble four-finger chocolate-covered wafer. Introducing a true Norwegian icon: Kvikk Lunsj. In such a healthy and active country as Norway, I find it hard to...
Christmas dinner table in Norway

Christmas Food in Norway

The festive season is upon us once again! Here's what you can expect to be served during the Christmas season in Norway. One of the things that fascinated me most about moving to a new country...
Suksesskake: Norwegian success cake recipe

Suksesskake: Norwegian Success Cake

It doesn't have to be a celebration or a special occasion in order to make a success cake, it can be enjoyed all year round. Learn how to bake one here. In my first spell living...
Fishing on a lake in Jotunheimen, Norway

My First Rakfisk Experience

Learning to fish on a lake and prepare rakfisk is one step journey on the road to typisk norsk! I am currently enrolled in an adult learning program to learn the Norwegian language. One of our...