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Gamle Bybro

Trondheim in the Snow

Join me on a wander around Trondheim after a fresh March snowfall I posted a picture on Facebook of Trondheim after some fresh snowfall earlier in the week and it went crazy, attracting more than 1,000...
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...
Jul i Norge

Christmas Traditions in Norway

From what's on the dinner table to the work party, let's take a closer look at Christmas in Norway. I recently published a post about the best Christmas markets in Norway. I had such a good...
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...
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.”...
Røros in winter

Røros: A True Winter Wonderland

Welcome to Røros. Where huskies race through the streets, horse-and-carts outnumber cars, and for one weekend every year, Christmas takes over. First things first, Røros is remote. It's a small mountain town located inland, deep within...
Winter scene from Røros, Norway

A Winter Drive to Røros

Last weekend I had the pleasure (!) of driving in the Norwegian winter for the first time. Below you'll find some tips for those of you doing the same, but first, my story. I don't drive...
Nidelva Trondheim in December

Blue Hour in Trondheim

The blue hour phenomenon can be seen all around the world, but it seems to be most beautiful the further north you go. It's the period of twilight before real daylight starts, well before the sun...
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:...