A Frog in the Fjord

A non-serious and slightly humoristic study of Norwegian culture, cuisine and customs, and sometimes other stuff. In French and in English

10 Tips to Visit Norway on a Budget

Many foreigners coming to visit Norway get a little surprised, or shocked is probably the best word, when realising the price of things in this country. From transportation to food … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · 4 Comments

Remembering Utøya’s First Anniversary

“I will tell your story if you die. I will tell your story, and keep you alive… I’ve always had the feeling we would die young” sings a soulful thin … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · 8 Comments

Why the French are so arrogant (and why Norwegians aren’t)

My home country, France, is internationally known for its great wine, food, kisses, seductors and philosophers. What a creative nation: as good in bed as in the kitchen. But there … Continue reading

July 12, 2014 · 4 Comments

What to do in Finland? Get Drunk in a Sauna

It is finally the summer holidays, why write about saunas and about Finland? Well this year I had this strange idea of spending parts of my summer holidays in Finland. … Continue reading

July 2, 2014 · 6 Comments

How to Integrate in Norway?

Trying to integrate in Norwegian society? Don’t bother dyeing your hair blond and buying a Marius sweatshirt to look like those guys on the picture. Rather follow these ground rules … Continue reading

June 17, 2014 · 25 Comments

Where on Earth is Syden?

When one asks a Norwegians where they went on holidays, some reply they had a great time in “Syden”. “Oh Syden! Yeah right. Everyone knows where that is”. Mmmh well, … Continue reading

May 30, 2014 · 11 Comments

Every Rule You Should(‘nt) Break on Norway’s National Day

Norwegians will tell you there are no rules on the 17th may, their National day, and it is true to a certain extent. On this day celebrating their nation’s independance … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · 15 Comments

Another Odd Norwegian Scandal: Purreløk i Plast

If you’ve been reading the newspapers lately you noticed that there are pictures of leeks all over the place (purreløk = leek in English = poireau in French). This seems … Continue reading

May 8, 2014 · 14 Comments

How to Become A Famous Norwegian Blogger

Dreaming of becoming a famous blogger? Or just wanting to get famous? It is completely possible in Norway if you follow this couple of advice I will give you. You … Continue reading

May 6, 2014 · 20 Comments

The Norwegian Tax System Explained

The first thing you do when arriving in Norway is to get a tax card at the Tax authorities. You will not understand anything of what it says, except that everyone … Continue reading

April 30, 2014 · 7 Comments
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