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Norwegian christmas gifts

Gift Guide

Are you stuck for those last-minute Christmas gifts? If you're shopping for someone with a love for Norway or Scandinavia, then look no further! Life in Norway brings you the very best Norwegian-themed gifts available online....
Jul i Norge

Christmas Traditions in Norway

From what's on the dinner table to the work party, let's take a closer look at Christmas in Norway. I recently published a post about the best Christmas markets in Norway. I had such a good...
Children at a Norwegian Christmas market

Christmas Markets in Norway

Christmas markets are popular across Scandinavia. Here's when and where to get your festive fix in Norway this year. Generally speaking, festive markets in Norway are not as grand as elsewhere in Europe. I'm thinking especially of...
Røros in winter

Røros: A True Winter Wonderland

Welcome to Røros. Where huskies race through the streets, horse-and-carts outnumber cars, and for one weekend every year, Christmas takes over. First things first, Røros is remote. It's a small mountain town located inland, deep within...
Bærums Verk Village in the Winter

Christmas Time at Bærums Verk

Oslo has its fair share of Christmas markets, but this one ranks as my favourite. It's been a right royally cold week in Oslo! The temperature has been below -10C for most of the week and...
Snow in Slottsparken, Oslo

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

I knew complaining about no snow in Oslo and visiting the arctic circle would work. Over the last few weeks (and last night in particular) we've had a sprinkling of the white stuff. Winter, and Christmas, is...

The End of the Line: 24 Hours in Bergen

A few weeks ago I wrote about my trip on the Oslo to Bergen railway with my friends Chris and Graham. Well I didn't so much write, as gush. In fact I still get a little...
Plate of Norwegian lutefisk

Uh-Oh, Lutefisk Season Is Here

A Norwegian dish that divides opinion like no other, lutefisk is a traditional fish-based dish eaten in the months before Christmas. This morning on my daily walk to Jerbanetorget, I wandered past the Norwegian restaurant Dovrehallen,...

God Jul / Feliz Navidad / Merry Christmas

Tonight I was honoured to be invited to an annual friends & family Christmas dinner hosted by Anne, the mother of my friends Kathrine and Andreas. I'm told this is traditionally held in December (funny that!)...