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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...
The Aurlandsfjellet snow road in Norway

The Pros and Cons of Living in Norway

What is so great and not so good about living in Norway? One recent arrival reveals all based on his experiences so far. Life in Norway gets tons of emails from people asking if they should...
Winter driving conditions in Norway

Norway Has World’s Safest Roads

Norway remains top of the pile for road safety in a new international report. Improved vehicles, older drivers and a reduction in average speed are responsible for the drop in fatalities. Driving in Norway is a...
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...
Norwegian black metal guitarist

The Story of Norwegian Black Metal

There's more to Norway than oil and seafood. One of the country's biggest ever exports is an entire genre of music, but it’s not to everyone’s taste. What comes to mind when you think about Norwegian...
Kiwi supermarket in Norway

Supermarkets in Norway

New to Norway? You'll want to get your head around the main grocery stores and supermarkets. Here's a rundown of the main chains and what to expect when doing your regular food shop. Grocery shopping in...
Frozen 2 Trailer

Disney’s Upcoming ‘Frozen 2’ Inspired By The Scandinavian Sami

Representatives from the Sami have had input into the making of ‘Frozen 2' as producers seek to get the details right. Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf are back as the long-awaited movie ‘Frozen 2’ hits the big...
The waterfront of Bodø, Norway

Student Stories: Overcoming Difficulties in Bodø

Discover what it's like to move to Norway to study at university, from finding somewhere to live to learning the language. Tucked away in arctic Norway, sits the coastal town of Bodø. In the summer months the town...
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...
Norwegian voting card

How To Vote In Norway’s Local Elections

Many foreign residents are eligible to vote in Norway's upcoming local elections, regardless of your citizenship. Here's how voting works. On 9 September 2019, Norway's population goes to the polls to elect its representatives at municipal...