Entries Tagged ‘tradition’

Finnbiff or Reindeer Stew

Reindeer is synonymous with Sami culture and life but the Norsemen have certainly cottoned onto the goodness of reindeer cuisine. This rustic meal is perfect for cold Winter nights and packs you with energy for the next day of playing in the snow.

Walnuts for Farmor

As an Australian, it is common courtesy to bring a gift to give to the person or family you are visiting.  You never visit empty handed.  However, in Norway this custom is not recognised unless it has been pre-arranged for a party or event.  This has put me in an unusual position.  I want to […]


21st January is soldagen (the sun day) when the sun officially returns to Tromsø.

It’s a Horse of Course!

There is a running joke amongst Norwegians that they eat anything and everything, so when Moose said the family in Alta ate the horse I thought he was just horsing around.  Nope.  I didn’t believe at first because of his casualness or the Norwegian thrill to shock outlanders with their own outlandish habits, but it […]

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