Arctic Sunshine

Weather Records Smashed in July

Weather in Scandinavia is never something that's easy to predict, but July has been a more confusing month than most. Sunshine in the Arctic The Arctic archipelago Svalbard enjoyed its warmest ever month since records began...
Love Winter in Norway

8 Reasons to Love Winter in Norway

A love letter to the Norwegian winter. When I first arrived in Norway, I was pretty concerned about making sure that I wouldn’t freeze to death. I had arrived straight off a humanitarian trip in Africa...
Norwegian winter

A Winter Weekend in Norway

Is there anything more satisfying than taking the first step in fresh snowfall? That light crispy crackle is hard to beat. So when I awoke to a white blanket this weekend I could do nothing else...
Nidaros Cathedral Trondheim

The Five Seasons of Norway

If you're used to four equal seasons, you're in for a surprise when moving to Norway! “Ugh, it's nasty out there”, I spluttered as I returned from Bunnpris, a Norwegian supermarket chain, last Friday night. I'd...
Bergen funicular viewpoint

Are you sure you want to move to Norway?

The standard of living is high for sure, but there are significant downsides too. Welcome to the first in a brand new series of posts all about moving to Norway. This series is aimed at those of you...
Fires in Norway

Earth, Wind & Fire

Being British, it's about time I talked about the weather. This, my third winter in Norway, is shaping up to be the weirdest so far. While most of the United States was buried under snow dumped...
Snow in Trondheim

Winter Arrives in Trondheim

Just last week I was moaning about the dark time. Well things have sure brightened up here in Trondheim over the last few hours! Saturday 4.30pm: Saturday 6.20pm: Saturday 8.30pm: Saturday 9.40pm: Sunday 8.30am: Sunday 9.45am:...
Trondheim in November

Surviving the Dark Time

Welcome to mørketiden – the dark time. These pictures show Trondheim at 3:58pm two days ago, with over five weeks of shortening days still to come before the Winter Solstice: And by the time I got...
Bad weather clothes

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes”

Shit Norwegians Say #1 Welcome to a new series here on Life in Norway – Shit Norwegians Say. Firstly, a hat-tip to Daniel-Ryan Spaulding for the name, borrowed from his awesome video “Shit Expats in Norway...
Snowfall in Trondheim

It’s Snow Joke in Trondheim

We are quite Oslo-centric on this blog. Take last month, when we proclaimed the arrival of spring after a beautiful weekend in the capital. Gerry, our resident blogger from Trondheim, has a different view… It might...