Entries Tagged ‘fame’

Dog Sledding

Dog sledding must be 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 have been used for hunting and travel before the Viking Age. The energy of the dogs is very infectious […]

Nidaros Cathedral and the Archbishop’s Palace

Nidarosdomen – Nidaros Cathedral Nidaros Cathedral is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Norway. It boasts a textured Medieval history that began with the adventures of St Olav, the fierce Viking who was converted to Christianity and became King of Norway. The Cathedral has been under construction from the early ten hundreds and […]

Is King Kong Norwegian?

I am constantly amazed at how many TV shows and movies refer to Norway. The Simpsons mentioned that a Norwegian exchange student knocked up Bart’s fiancé. In the reality crab-fishing series The Deadliest Catch, the crew were gloating over their pile of crabs ‘This is Norwegian money’. In Total Recall, the robot cabbie is whistling […]

Going to the Oscars

Although Norway does have its own film industry which punches out about a dozen or so major releases a year, most of these pass unnoticed by the foreign audience. However, there is a good handful of Norwegian films that have made a name for themselves abroad. Here are some of the honourable mentions: Kon-Tiki (1950), […]

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