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Cross-country skiing trails in Norway

Cross-Country Skiing for Beginners

The national pastime of Norway, at least in the winter. The stereotypes are true; Norwegians are avid (some might say obsessive) cross-country skiers. I’ve yet to pass a bus or tram stop without spotting at least...
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The Oslo to Ski Railway Project

By 2021, the journey time from the town of Ski in Oslo's commuter belt into the city centre will be halved to just 11 minutes. The Follo line is Norway's largest transport project in recent history...
Best skiing in Norway

The Norwegian Obsession with Skiing

Skiing is the undisputed national sport – and national obsession – of Norway. If there's one thing that stokes the pride of Norwegians more than any other it's skiing, and the cross-country variety in particular. Right...
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A Ski Festival in Summer? Welcome to Blink!

A unique summer ski festival gets underway in the streets of Sandnes later this week. The annual Blink Ski Festival celebrates the Norwegian love of skiing, but with a summery, urban twist! It might sound like...
Sun setting over Geitfjellet

Lost in the Mountains

Okay so the title is a little white lie, I wasn't literally lost in the mountains. It refers to the feeling of isolation on my recent trip to Rundtjønnhytta, the tiny cabin in the middle of...
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My First Cross-Country Skiing Experience

It had to happen sooner or later. After all, I've been flirting with Norway for almost two years now. But this weekend, we took our relationship a step further. I am a skiing virgin no more!...
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The Norwegian Winter Holiday

For regular readers discovering I'm about to write about another Norwegian holiday season, you could be forgiven for thinking Norwegians never work. I can hear you now: “Come on David, they already have Easter, the public...