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Comedy in Norway

Chi Ton – Comedy in Norway

What do you get when you mix humor, performance art and Norway’s fourth largest city? The Comedy Box Norway, a Stavanger-based consortium of stand up comedians and comedic events featuring acts from Norway and abroad. I...

Eirik Palm – Editor of the Svalbard Post

Regular readers will know of my interest and desire to travel to the Norwegian-administered territory of Svalbard. The Arctic archipelago is home to a few thousand people and lies mid-way between continental Norway and the North Pole....
King Harald and Artur Wilczynski

Artur Wilczynski – Canadian Ambassador to Norway

Ambassadors and consulates conjure up images of a secretive world of closed-door meetings in lavish houses. So when Artur Wilczynski, the new Canadian Ambassador to Norway, started his job with an open and honest sharing of...
Thanks for the Food cookbook

Whitney Love – Thanks for the Food

Our regular Life in Norway readers will be familiar with our food columnist, Whitney Love. I'm pleased to announce she's released a new cookbook, just in time for Christmas! Here she takes time out of her...
Arctic sunset

Vincent Hunt – Author of Fire and Ice

It was impossible to ignore the reminders of World War II on my recent visit to Kirkenes. Just before my trip, I had the pleasure of speaking to Vincent Hunt, British journalist and author of Fire and...
Andrew Musgrave interview

Andrew Musgrave: British Olympic Skier

British skier Andrew Musgrave shot to fame in Norway this January by winning the freestyle sprint at the Norwegian Championships, in what is essentially the national sport of Norway, cross-country skiing. But this was no flash-in-the-pan....
Rumble in Rhodos

Thomas Bratlie Haugland – Rumble in Rhodos

At last weekend's Trondheim Calling festival of new music, I had the pleasure of catching up with Thomas Bratlie Haugland, vocalist of Rumble in Rhodos, stalwarts of the Norwegian live music scene. The band has been...
Potteriet Røros

Robin Schellenberg – Røros Potteriet

On my recent trip to Røros I had the pleasure of meeting Robin Schellenberg, owner of the wonderful Røros Potteriet. I wanted to ask Robin how on earth he ended up in Røros, and how a niche...
Speaking Norwegian

Keith Brooks – Learning Norwegian in Kentucky

I recently had the pleasure of hosting a blog buddy of mine. Language learner and publisher of Pardon my Norwegian, Keith was on the Trondheim leg of a 10-day tour of Norway, which also took in...
Andrea Hill in Norway

Andrea Hill – Journalism in the Arctic

I recently discovered the Barents Observer, a bilingual English/Russian internet newspaper reporting on news from and about the Barents Region and the Arctic. The site is run by the Norwegian Barents Secretariat in Kirkenes. Joining me...