Norwegian Elf: Nisse

The barn elf, or fjøsnissen in Norwegian, is a creature from Scandinavian folklore. He was often described as a short man, "no bigger than a horse's head", wearing grey clothes,...

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

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...

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...