Monthly Archives: January 2011

Visiting Kristiansand

Kristiansand is a city with almost 70,000 inhabitants located on the southern tip of Norway, in Aust-Agder county. If you visit Kristiansand you may want to visit these attraction: – The previous Coastal artillery Fortress Odderøya – Quart music festival … Continue reading

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Lompe and lefse

Lefse is a soft flatbread that is a big part of Norwegian food heritage. Lefse is made out of potato, milk or cream (or lard) and flour, and cooked on a big hot slab called a griddle. You need special … Continue reading

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Birken

Birken, or Birkebeineren are three annual sporting events, mostly for regular people, a run, a cross country ski race, and a mountain bike race, that are made to honour an historic event, the rescuing of the baby Haakon Haakonsson from … Continue reading

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You have searched for…

The search engines have found this site, and I get a lot of traffic from them now. Mostly people have searched for info about Maria Amelie, which is still in Norway (probably being sent out tomorrow or the next day … Continue reading

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TV License

EDIT 23 November 2013: This system has changed. You now need a decoder to watch any Norwegian TV channels. If you have a TV decoder in your name, you’ll have to pay up, no way around it. The radio signals … Continue reading

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Norwegian ownership

The Norwegian government has a huge fund, which is best known as “oljefondet”, that translates to “the oil fund”, but really has the really boring name “Statens pensjonsfond”, which translates to “Government Pension Fund”. What it does is not so … Continue reading

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Maria Amelie arrested in Lillehammer

Maria Amelie, a former Soviet Union citizen, who came to Norway 7 years ago was arrested yesterday, by no less than 8 police officers, and is now in custody awaiting deportation. She was arrested in Lillehammer, after giving a speech … Continue reading

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Norwegian roads

Want to go driving in Norway? Let me tell you about our roads. I’ll be quick. It only takes 3 letters. They are: BAD! Ok, now that is out of the way. No, seriously, they are bad. There is no … Continue reading

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Celebrations in Norway

Norway is not a country of big celebrations. This is a list of the days where our flag should be raised and hurra’s to be said: January 1st: New Years day (the day of hangovers) January 21st: Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s … Continue reading

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Photos: Norwegian mountains

This is photos I’ve taken all over Norway, of mountains, or on mountains. If you want to see sights like this for yourself your best bet is a trip to Åndalsnes, in Møre og Romsdal county. It’s in the northwestern … Continue reading

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