The Art of the Norwegian Tunnel

Norway is covered in mountains. Rather than going over them, Norwegians prefer to go through them. So advanced is the Norwegian tunnel-making technology that tunnels are built with turns, u-turns,...

Reindeer Racing Championships

Every Easter the Sami host the World Reindeer Racing Championships. It is held at Kautokeino, a little Sami town just two hours east of Alta. Easter is a perfect time to have the event as there is...

Norwegian Films Gone International

Norway has a relatively small film industry, which punches out about a dozen or so international releases a year. Most of these pass unnoticed by the foreign audience. However, there is a good...

Norwegian Comics: Pondus

Pondus is by far the most popular Norwegian comic strip to have emerged in the last decade. The strip, named after the main character, was the brainchild of cartoonist Frode Øverli and set a...

Harstad Kulturhus

Most cities in Norway have a culture house.

The Harstad Kutlurhus is the largest Arts complex in Northern Norway. It was opened in 1992 by King Harald V and is the home of the North Norwegian...

Norwegian Strawberries

You haven't been to Norway until you've had a Norwegian strawberry. Strawberry season here is late July and very short so you better be quick if you want a taste of paradise in the north. When you...

Bottle Bank

Norway has a nationwide bottle recycling system to help prevent bottle litter. When buying a bottled drink you not only pay for the drink but also a deposit for the bottle. This means that the...

Henrik Ibsen

Henrik Johan Ibsen (1828-1906) is a famous Norwegian playwright and is a celebrated national symbol. His plays challenged the social rules of Victorian society and spurred on the Realism...

Bird Watching in Gjesvær

Gjesvær is a little fishing village at the top of Finnmark near Nordkapp and is the only town in the county recorded in Viking literature. The area boasts having Norway's largest sea bird...