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Entrance to Oslo Food Hall

Food Glorious Food – Eating My Way Around Oslo’s Mathallen

Norway is not a nation known for its cuisine, but could that be set to change? Fish, dried fish, rotting fish, pickled fish… throw in some bread and potatoes and there you have it – not...
United Kingdom stereotypes

Living Abroad in 2012 – What I Miss About The UK

In 2011 I started a new chapter in my life story, one that's turning out to be a fantastic experience. I'm living in a new city, exploring one of the most fascinating regions in the world,...
Lego man at the entrance

Outland – Where Norway’s Nerds Gather

I have a confession to make. I'm a total nerd. For those who know me personally, this will come as no surprise. For those who know me only through Life in Norway, here are some eye-opening facts:...
Norwegian bakery

The Norwegian Bread Belly

Today I want to talk to you about a problem I have in Norway. It's not only personal to me, for it seems most newcomers to Norway suffer from this condition within the first year or...
Kvikk Lunsj wrapper

Norwegian Brands – Kvikk Lunsj

In such a healthy and active country as Norway, I find it hard to comprehend that a chocolate bar has such a place in peoples hearts! Introducing to you, Kvikk Lunsj. Its distinctive red, yellow and...
Röyksopp band photo

Discovering Norwegian Music – Röyksopp

One of the best known electronic acts in Europe formed in Arctic Norway. After discovering Datarock, Erlend Øye, Sondre Lerche and Team Me so far, I thought it was time to write about an act I...
Frode Jensen from Startup Norway

Frode Jensen – Startup Norway Entrepreneur

Following the success of my first Life in Norway interview with Tim Wendelboe, I had no choice but to get straight back out there for another! This week I visited Oslo's co-working space MESH to meet the...
Inside the Nighthawk Diner, Oslo

Nighthawk Diner, Grünerløkka

And so, our epic quest for Oslo’s best burger continues! The American-themed Nighthawk Diner is a magnet for hipsters, smack bang in the middle of Oslo's Grünerløkka district. So… how else to start but with an Instagram...
Coffee by Tim Wendelboe

Tim Wendelboe – Gourmet Coffee in Oslo

Please welcome the former World Champion Barista and all-round Oslo coffee guru Tim Wendelboe into the Life in Norway hotseat. Tim runs his own popular espresso bar in Grünerløkka alongside a roastery, import company and a...
Lillebjørn Nilsen

Discovering Norwegian Music – Lillebjørn Nilsen

At last weekend's memorial concert, the rather difficult task of following the unscheduled appearance of Bruce Springsteen was handed to Lillebjørn Nilsen. There was no better person for it. An Oslo Folk Hero Not widely known...