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People watching out over Pipervika from Aker Brygge, Oslo

Summer Living in Norway

It sure was a treat to be in Trondheim this weekend. On both Saturday and Sunday I took a long walk around the city, which is always lovely and friendly when the sun shines. On Saturday...
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...

My Norwegian Summer Vacation

Last year I described my surprise at Norway's Big July Shutdown, when pretty much the entire country takes their vacation. This year, I was a little more prepared for it. My family joined me for a...
Closed in July

The Big July Shutdown

Hoping to do business in Norway in July? You have no chance. Having worked for a number of engineering and manufacturing companies back in the UK, I am used to the concept of a 2-week summer...