Entries Tagged ‘Famous’

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 […]

Nobel Peace Prize

On the 10th of December every year an award ceremony is held at the Nobel Institute in Oslo, Norway, for the Nobel Peace Prize. The prize is awarded by the Nobel Committee and is given in the presence of the Norwegian King and other prominent world leaders. The Nobel Peace Prize has always been shrouded […]

Nidaros Cathedral: The Symbol of a Nation

Nidarosdomen (Nidaros Cathedral) stands tall and proud near the mouth of the Nidelva river in Trondheim, Norway. It owes its name to Trondheim’s medieval town which was called after the river: ‘Nid’ and ‘os’ (meaning river mouth). Nidarosdomen has all the stats to impress (biggest this, oldest that, and most ‘northernest’) but that is not […]

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 […]

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