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A swimmer in a Norwegian fjord

Famous Scandinavian Swimmers

Scandinavia is renowned for having many talented winter athletes, but the region has also produced a number of talented summer athletes over the years. This article focuses on the most talented men and women in the...
A cross-country skier in the Norwegian countryside

13 Fun Facts About Skiing

Skiing is Norway's national sport and popular throughout the world. Whether you prefer downhill, cross-country or Telemark, here are some facts about Norway’s favourite pastime. Skiing is in the genes of many Norwegians. Most love nothing more...
Lone skier by a mountain cabin in Norway

The History of Skiing in Norway

It's known that the act of skiing dates back at least 8,000 years. Here's the full story of Norway's love affair with skiing, from critical transport method to recreation and sport. It's no surprise to hear...
The Norwegian Cup Final in Oslo

The Norwegian Cup Final is a Beautiful Thing

The sights, sounds and thrills of the Norwegian Cup Final. It's not just about the game itself but the buildup, the atmosphere and the passion. I left my apartment in central Oslo around noon and made...
Norwegian skier Johannes Klæbo

Johannes Høsflot Klæbo, Norway’s Skiing Superstar

Johannes Høsflot Klæbo is a cross-country skier and celebrity figure here in Norway. Let’s meet the man behind the eye-catching social media profiles. Who comes to mind when you think of Norway’s most recognisable current sportsman?...
A football match at Viking Stadion in Stavanger

Stavanger’s Viking Stadion: The Home of Viking FK

Viking Stadium in Stavanger has been the home to Viking football since it opened in 2004. Here is everything you need to know if you’re planning to visit the stadium. We hear from plenty of non-Norwegian...
Running the Oslo marathon

Oslo Marathon: A Personal Experience

Have you ever considered running a marathon? Here's one Brit's personal experience of participating in the annual Oslo race. With the Oslo marathon just around the corner, I decided to recount my personal experience from last...
A Norwegian poker player

Playing Poker in Norway

A complete guide to poker in Norway: Legal and tax issues, the biggest tournaments, and the most famous Norwegian poker players. Once a game of drifters and tricksters and only played in smoke-filled casinos and dodgy...
Fisherman in Norway

Fishing in Norway

Fancy a fishing trip to Norway? The opportunities are incredible for the keen angler but there’s a few things you need to know before you start waving your rod around. Fishing in Norway has long been...
Outside Vålerenga Stadium in Oslo

Oslo’s Intility Arena: The Home of Vålerenga

After decades of playing in other stadiums, Oslo's main football club Vålerenga are back in the east of the city with a home to call their own. When I arrived in Oslo back in 2011, I...