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...

Norwegian Waffle Recipes

Waffles are a Norwegian tradition. Unlike the Belgium waffles, Norwegian waffles are large, soft and fluffy, and fit perfectly folded in your hand. Soured milk is a usual ingredient, however, it...

Christmas Rib

The Ribbe (roast pork rib) is a classic on the Norwegian Christmas table. The rib, which is actually a whole side of pork rather than just spare ribs, is very rich and juicy and is therefore...

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...