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Daniel-Ryan Spaulding

Daniel-Ryan Spaulding – Norgesvenn

Cast your mind back a few months and you may remember a YouTube video that went viral around the international community in Norway. Shit Expats in Norway Say is a tongue-in-cheek look at life in Norway...
Andrea Spirov

Andrea Spirov – Editor of Inspiring Travellers

One of the best things about running a blog/website is the people I've met, both in person and virtually. One falling into the virtual category is Andrea Spirov, who runs the Inspiring Travellers travel blog. Andrea...
Øya Festival

Excitement Builds for Øya 2013

Norway's biggest music festival returns to Oslo's Medieval Park from 6-10 August, with Kraftwerk, Blur, and Slayer topping the bill. It's been one of the best years ever for ticket sales, with festival passes long since...
Trondheim Library

Libraries in Norway

Last week I visited Trondheim Library on a whim, my first visit to any Norwegian library. I'd been walking around for a while looking for a quiet cafe to work in and spotted the sign for...
Quiet Oslo

Norway’s “Out Of Office” Message

If you try and contact anyone in Norway for the next month, odds are you'll be waiting a while for their response. The big July shutdown amused me greatly during my first year in Norway. Oslo...
Norwegian Russ

Norwegian Russ – Silly Season is Here

Those new to Norway will notice some bizarre sights between now and 17th May: Teenagers lounging around the place wearing coloured (usually red) overalls Party buses cruising the roads playing bass-heavy music Fountains full of washing-up...
Grong Norway

Kristian Nesser – Life in Small-Town Norway

As regular readers will have noticed, I recently spent some time in the Grong region of central Norway. It's a region famous for its salmon rivers but largely ignored by travellers. I spent a night in...
Sun setting over Geitfjellet

Lost in the Mountains

Okay so the title is a little white lie, I wasn't literally lost in the mountains. It refers to the feeling of isolation on my recent trip to Rundtjønnhytta, the tiny cabin in the middle of...
Trevor Morley on Norwegian TV

Trevor Morley: Ex-Footballer Working with Recovering Drug Addicts

As a six year-old, I sat on the barrier at the front of the Hotel End, watching a 23-year-old Trevor Morley captain Northampton Town FC to the 4th division title with a stonking 99 points. It's one...
Norwegian flag over the water

Have the Norwegians got it right?

As a prominent blogger in Norway I receive a lot of questions by email. Generally these are from people keen to move to Norway, many from countries with severe economic problems such as Greece and Spain....