Oslo loppemarked

Loppemarked: Second-Hand Season

Neighbourhood second-hand sales are popular in Norwegian towns. I am not sure I can be defined as a bargain hunter, but I do love a bargain. My downfall is that I am a quality over quantity...
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....
Inside a Rema 1000 Supermarket

10 Ways to Save Money on Groceries in Norway

A Norwegian food writer shares some top tips on grocery shopping in Norway on a budget. You know the scene – it’s you, your debit card and two bags of groceries that you just paid 600NOK...
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...
Lego man at the entrance

Outland – Where Norway’s Nerds Gather

I have a confession to make. I'm a total nerd. For those who know me personally, this will come as no surprise. For those who know me only through Life in Norway, here are some eye-opening facts:...
Norwegian bakery

The Norwegian Bread Belly

Today I want to talk to you about a problem I have in Norway. It's not only personal to me, for it seems most newcomers to Norway suffer from this condition within the first year or...

Norwegian Brands – Moods of Norway

When I first stepped off the plane that brought me to Oslo, I noticed several things about Norwegian fashion: the Mr Whippy hairdos, brightly coloured trousers, and Liverpool shirts. But I also spotted someone wearing a...
Brian surveying the empties

How “To Pant” in Norway

å pante (to pant) To pant in Norway is to return a drinks bottle or can to the supermarket and get a refund of the deposit you paid when purchasing. Simples! (you can of course pant...
Charlotte shopping in Grunerløkka

Markveien – The Best Street in Oslo

Today I want to tell you all about my favourite street in Oslo. It's not the grand Karl Johan, taking you from the Central Station all the way to the Royal Palace. Neither is it Aker...

Coffee, Books & Holidays – The Chillout Travel Centre Oslo

There is a strong cafe culture in Oslo; Norway is after all a nation of coffee drinkers. Close by, I have my regular spots (T18 on Torggata), my coffee-geek spots (Tim Wendleboe in Grunerløkka), my indulgent...