Culture

  • Advent Countdown

    In Norway, Advent season is when Norwegians prepare for Christmas. Even though it is the darkest time of the year, it is full of activity, lights, parties and yummy food. Advent is essentially a...

  • 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...

  • Primstav: Brewing Day

    On the 8th of December was the conception of Mary. There was a little confusion as some thought it was Mary's conception of Jesus Christ on this day, however, it was meant to mark St Anna, Mary's...

  • 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...

  • 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...