Entries Tagged ‘tradition’

Midsummer’s Eve

midnightsun-alta-grass-fjordThere is an opposition in everything. At the darkest time of the year, we celebrate Christmas. And at the exact opposite end, when the midnight sun is at its highest, we celebrate Midsummer.

Seagull Eggs and Beer

seagull-eggs Traditional Norwegian cuisine is based on natural resources.

Syttende Mai – National Day in Tromsø

The 17th of May – Norwegian Constitution Day – is celebrated all over Norway and around the world.  Tromsø puts on a grand event with ‘the people’ being the focus of the day.  Events happen from 7am in the morning with the flag raising and the laying of wreaths at particular memorial sites to commemorate […]

The National Anthem of Norway

The “National Anthem” of Norway, Ja, vi elsker dette landet (Yes, we love this country) was written by romantic nationalist poet Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, with the music composed by his cousin Rikard Nordraak. Nordraak was only 21 when he composed the tune, and he died two years later from tuberculosis with some 40 works in his […]

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