Byneset Church near Trondheim

To the west of Trondheim, on the Byneset peninsula is a little farming village. Towards the water in a beautiful pocket of leafy oak trees is the Byneset Church.

Built under the direction...

Bull Horns

The Bull Horns, or Okshornan in Norwegian, is a mountain formation jutting out from the Senja island coastline. It is obvious that the mountains get their name from their shape as they...

A Seasonal Life

It is surreal to live according to nature. In big cities and average climates humans make their own times and their own lives but in dynamic places of the world, like Northern Norway, nature makes...

Kayaking Tromsø

A popular Summer activity in Norway is kayaking.  The coast of Norway is dotted with thousands of little islands making the perfect conditions for a smooth paddle. Tromsø is a particularly good...

Spike Stone

Driving on highway E8, an hour south of Tromsø, you will come across a graffitied stone. This gigantic boulder once broke loose and rolled down from the mountain above. Nordkjosbotn is a...

War Ruins on the Farm

If you walk along the north fence on our farm, you will find a corner pocket of fir trees. The trees grow in rows, equal distance apart. This little forest is certainly man made, planted perhaps...

Muskox in the City

If you happen to find yourself in the Dovre mountains in the south of Norway, you may come across a flock of large, mean-looking, sheep-like animals. If you do, congratulations! You have just met...

Komsa Mountain in Alta

Alta city's highpoint is Komsa Mountain. It may not compare in height or size with Bergen's Seven Mountains or Tromsø's Mount Storsteinen, but it has just as much significance to the thriving...

Halfway to Alta

Norway is known to be a small country but when you are in the middle of nowhere it can seem very vast. We often stop at this halfway point when driving to Alta. The snow makes everything so quiet...

Reindeer in Norway

When you come to Norway, reindeer are a must-see. I admit that I was very excited at the prospect of seeing Santa's reindeer grazing in a field or walking across the road, and even more excited to...