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LGBT Equality: Gay Rights in Norway

According to recent surveys, Norway is one of the world's best countries to be LGBTQ+. We take a look at the history of gay rights in Norway and what barriers remain in place. Recent research by...
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...
Snow-covered Norway spruce in Oslo forest

Norway Spruce: A Classic Norwegian Christmas Tree

The Norway spruce is a large, fast-growing evergreen coniferous tree found throughout the forests of southern and eastern Norway. I'm sure you saw the recent negative media coverage of the Norwegian tree gifted to London. The...
Smartphone apps to use in Norway

Must-Have Apps for Everyday Life in Norway

Whether you are an iOS or an Android person, apps make everyday life in Norway easier. Here are the ones you should know about. “There's an app for that,” as the saying goes. But it can...
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...