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How Norway Became a Country: In Love and Folklore

haraldharfagre.jpgHow 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 course, this story is about love.

Rice to the Occasion

One of Norway’s most traditional dishes is made from an ingredient that doesn’t grow anywhere near Norway: Rice! Rice porridge or “risgrøt” is normally a dessert in other countries, but in Norway it is the main dish on Saturday dinner tables. Risgrøt is enjoyed with a generous topping of cinnamon and sugar, with a spoonful […]

Playing Statues in Oslo

For such a small place Oslo has such a large amount of statues. Every corner you turn there’s a statue waiting to be looked at. After a while they just become big blobs of stone and metal in the cityscape. But you better watch out – the little Nisse (Norwegian elves) have a habit of […]

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