How to Survive the Dark Winters

One question that Norwegians always ask me is: 'How do you like the darkness?' I always say: 'I love it!' They are often very surprised.

It is typical for foreigners to be nervous about facing...

Dog Sledding in Alta

Dog sledding is one of the must-do activities if you come to Norway in the winter. You get to 'mush' through some of the best winter landscapes and experience one of Norway's top sports that was...

Scenes from Aursfjord

Aursfjord is a branch of Malangen fjord in Troms. It is a beautiful little drive just 40 minutes south-west of Tennes. Autumn was an amazing time to visit, the trees were definitely giving us...

Oldervik Oystercatcher

Oldervik is a little fishing village, 40 minutes drive north-east of Tromsø. It is a dead-end, tucked away behind the Lyngen Alps.

Oldervik may not be the most spectacular place in the world...

Handball

Handball is a popular sport in Norway, next to football (soccer). The fun thing about handball is that the girls are often better than the boys! Norway's kvinnelandslaget i håndball...

The Great Slumber

I love trees. The shade they give, the colours they show and the sound they make in the wind. But, we have autumn in Norway. The leaves falling off the trees is definitely strange to me. They look...

Senja Troll

In a country full of mountains, legends of mystical creatures echo throughout the land. It seems in every valley, on every hilltop, or in every cave, there is a troll waiting to be...

Tromsø is All Uphill

There is a saying in Tromsø:
It's all uphill.
But what goes up, must come down.

We live on top of the hill on Tromsø island and the city centre lays straight below us. I like...

Fog on Prestvannet Lake

Sometimes, when we wake up, we are surrounded by fog. It seems that nature enjoys being touched by the clouds–everything moves slower, the sound is damp and the colours are softened. We always...

Rock Carvings at Tennes

Tennes is a small town in Balsfjord with a northern view of the Lyngen Alps. Even though it is in the middle of nowhere, Tennes has somehow always been a gathering place. The Vikings would meet...