10 Great Books to Read About Norway

Winter is here, and it is time to have a “koselig” time indoors, with a good book in your hands nd a pledd on your knees. Here is a list of 12 books I recommend to read to learn about Norway. These are mostly books of fiction, such as novels, and most are written by Norwegian authors. Norwegian literature is a lot about the sea, … Continue reading 10 Great Books to Read About Norway

Local Tips to Survive a Norwegian Winter

Some of you think winter has come already in Norway. Haha you fool. This is just the beginning. A little snow does not make a Norwegian winter. It is going to get colder, and it is going to get darker. You’re going to need a bunch of things to survive this, and keep your emotional and physical health intact. Remember that last year it snowed … Continue reading Local Tips to Survive a Norwegian Winter

Podcast Life in Norway with A Frog in the Fjord!

Want to know more about why I moved to Norway, and how my Norwegian adventure has been so far? Tune in on Life in Norway’s new show, which has invited me as the first guest for the first episode. Tune in and listen to the podcast, and if you like it, register for the show to get all the episodes! Life in Norway is a … Continue reading Podcast Life in Norway with A Frog in the Fjord!

The Norwegian Obsession with “Koselig”

There is an important concept one needs to understand and embrace when living in Norway: being “koselig”. Most English speakers translate it by “cosy” but that term doesn’t even begin to cover everything that “koselig” can express. This concept is difficult to translate to those who do not live here, but basically anything can (and should) be koselig: a house, a conversation, a dinner, a … Continue reading The Norwegian Obsession with “Koselig”

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The Norwegian “Art” of Seduction

Original illustration by Kristin Lauvrak. You might ask yourself when seeing this title: is there really anything to say about seduction in Norway? Is there even such “art” in Norway? In Italy one could write about the casanovas and the sexy brunettes agreeing with langourious eyes and loud conversations, in France it would be the born-seductors and the classy and snoby Parisian women teasing men with their red lipstick … Continue reading The Norwegian “Art” of Seduction