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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...
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...
Andrew Musgrave interview

Andrew Musgrave: British Olympic Skier

British skier Andrew Musgrave shot to fame in Norway this January by winning the freestyle sprint at the Norwegian Championships, in what is essentially the national sport of Norway, cross-country skiing. But this was no flash-in-the-pan....
Skis on feet

“We are born with skis on our feet”

Shit Norwegians Say #2 Following up the classic, “There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes“, is this tremendous eye-roller: Excited Norwegian – “So David, are you going skiing this weekend?” Me – “No.”...
Blink Ski Festival logo

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...
Snowboarding

To Ski or To Snowboard?

Growing up, I had just three influences in the world of winter sports. And what influences they were! 1. Eddie the Eagle Edwards, arguably the most famous British winter sportsman! Famous yes, but not for winning...
Roller-skiing

The Lesser-Spotted Roller Skier

Living up in the hills of Holmenkollen, I am treated to a vast array of wildlife: birds, squirrels, spiders, slugs; the list is endless! But one species you may not be familiar with is the lesser-spotted roller skier....
Kvikk Lunsj wrapper

Norwegian Brands – Kvikk Lunsj

In such a healthy and active country as Norway, I find it hard to comprehend that a chocolate bar has such a place in peoples hearts! Introducing to you, Kvikk Lunsj. Its distinctive red, yellow and...
Wooden hut near Tryvann in Nordmarka

Exploring Oslo’s Great Outdoors

Since moving from the city centre to the hills of Oslo, I’ve spent a lot of time exploring the area, despite the distraction of Euro 2012! The Holmenkollen-Frognerseteren area is the gateway to Nordmarka (the northern...