Category Archives: Living in Norway

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 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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Alcohol

After reading the entry Cities, yourkitty wanted to know where we got alcohol where I live! Well… Oh boy. Norway is strange. You can get some alcohol in our “city” (I strongly despise calling tiny Moelv a city…). All the … Continue reading

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Russ and their celebration called Russefeiring

Kids in Norway go to 3 types of school until they are done with their basic education. First they go to Barneskole, which translates directly to Kids School for the first 7 years. Then it’s off to Ungdomsskole for 3 … Continue reading

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Norwegian facination for the USA?

From feral at Postcrossing.com I do have a question. I noticed when I visited, and also since, that the Norwegians have a fascination for the USA – where does that come from? I remember meeting a guy who wanted me … Continue reading

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What can you get for 1 US dollar in Norway?

The short answer is: not much. A postcard? No. Stamp to send your postcard anywhere (even inside Norway)? No. A bottle of water to drink? No. A spool of thread? No. Any fresh baked goods that is made from more … Continue reading

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Norway VS Sweden

This is a question i got by Postcrossing card from Emilie *waves hello* She would like to know what prejudice I have against Swedes. I must confess that I have very few personally, because I at some point in my … Continue reading

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Cities

Norway has no big city, not by any standard. Our capital Oslo is a small city with under 600.000 inhabitants. Oslo is also a county on it’s own, even though it’s surrounded by Akershus county. Getting city status in Norway … Continue reading

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The Royal Family

Norway is still a kingdom, with a king with absolutely no power at all. But you do need someone to cut ribbons and be an ambassador, and this job is done. At a cost. It’s said we have the second … Continue reading

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Religion

Norway has a state religion, christianity. But church and state is mostly separate, and in school kids now learn about all major religions. We used to have a christian minister as a prime minister, from the christian party (ruling together … Continue reading

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