Culture

  • Straumen Gård

    Traditional houses are scattered throughout Norway. Some are still lived in, some have been turned into open-air heritage museums, and others have been left to survive on their own.

    The...

  • Norwegian Digital Museum

    The online Digital Museum is a photo collection of paintings, photos, furniture and objects from Norwegian history. 110 museums in Norway have contributed to the site and the Digital Museum can be...

  • Polar Bear Tombstone

    I never thought a tombstone would make me smile and say 'how cute!' But you just can't help yourself when you see one like this. It is even in 3D. I think it is a wonderful idea to have something...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • How Norway Became a Country: In Love and Folklore

    How Norway became a country is shrouded in mystery and folklore. The most well known tale is of Harald Hårfagre who gathered the small kingdoms of the north into a unified nation in 872AD, and of...