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Fagernes in the Valdres valley

Fagernes – The Jewel in the Valdres Valley

For anyone who has driven from Oslo to Bergen, following the E16 motorway through the Valdres valley, they have definitely discovered the beautiful little city of Fagernes. The name itself speaks of its beauty: ‘Fagernes' is...
A quick guide to Oppland

A Quick Guide to Oppland

The best county in Norway is Oppland, of course – the one in which we live. 😉 Oppland is located in central Norway and is one of only two counties which doesn't have a coastline –...
Landåsen farm in Landåsbygda

Landåsbygda – A First Taste of Innlandet

Most people haven’t heard of Landåsbygda, and that’s okay. It’s a little Norwegian paradise about a 20-minute drive from Gjøvik and the Mjøsa. My partner and I hadn't heard of it either, before we bought a...
Statue in Innlandet, Norway

Gjøvik on the Mjøsa

There's a saying in Norway that ‘everyone has a cousin in Gjøvik'. This saying may be from a song, or it may be a genuine folk saying. Whichever it is, Gjøvik is the perfect place to...
Me getting cold in Lillehammer

The Winter Olympic Town of Lillehammer

This Saturday I packed my furry boots, thermos and countless layers of clothing for my first visit inland. My destination was the small town of Lillehammer, 170km due north of Oslo on the shores of Lake...