Cloudberries (Norwegian: Multe) – The Forest Gold. (Photo: Arnstein Rønning / Wikimedia Commons) Right now, you can pick many different and tasty berries in forests and gardens throughout Norway. The year 2016 is a record year for wild blueberries,… Read More ›
Norway’s Most Popular Campgrounds
Lofoten Caravan Camping in Northern Norway is one of about 1050 campgrounds you can vote for. (Photo: lofoten.com) According to Camping Norway there are about 1050 campgrounds in Norway, and to spend holidays in camper vans, caravans or tents together… Read More ›
Big Fish Eats Small Fish – A Fishing Story
The proof: Summer has arrived! (Photo: Thor Lanesskog, ThorNews) I am so fortunate that I only live a few hundred meters from the Norwegian Sea, and this particular day I bring my fishing rod, a couple of saltwater lures, a… Read More ›
My Ship Is Loaded With… Skrei!
This fishing vessel loaded with cod at Røst in Lofoten illustrates the fantastic season. (Photo: Gøran Greger) The combination of large amounts of Northeast Arctic cod (Norwegian: skrei, “the wanderer”) and high prices, make coastal fishermen from Central and Northern Norway… Read More ›
Follow the Birth of Two Hundred Lambs – Minute by Minute
(Photo: Screen dump from NRK) Norwegian Broadcasting´s minute-by-minute shows have become very popular worldwide – including Hurtigruten, The Telemark Canal and National Knitting Night. This spring, they have created a new concept. Easter is the busiest time of year for… Read More ›
The Norwegian Mountain Codes
Mountain Code no. 1: Plan your trip and leave word of your route. (Photo: Sindre Thoresen Lønnes/ Norwegian Trekking Assiciation) Are you planning to wander in the Norwegian mountains this Easter, you should prepare well. Large areas are practically deserted,… Read More ›
Europe’s Largest Onshore Wind Power Project to be Built in Central-Norway
This photo is lying: It is almost always blowing strong winds on the coastline of Central Norway. (Photo: vindsenterfosen.no). This week Statkraft, a leading company in hydropower, broke the news every Norwegian wind power enthusiast had been hoping for: Europe’s… Read More ›
1,000 Applicants for 1.5 Year Full Time Job as Hiking Boots Tester
What is the most important factor if you have to walk for eighteen months in the Scandinavian wilderness: Good shoes, patience, madness? (Illustrating photo: Mari Kolbjørnsrud/ Norwegian Trekking Association) More than 1,000 persons have applied for the position as Explorer… Read More ›
How Far Can a Dead Moose Run?
(Illustration: ThorNews) Now that the Norwegian moose-hunting season is over and many Norwegian families are enjoying a juicy elk steak during the Christmas holidays, many out there probably wonder: How far can a dead moose run? The research portal forskning.no… Read More ›
How to Behave During a Moose Attack?
It is important to know how to act if you encounter a moose. (Photo: Malene Thyssen/ Wikimedia Commons, Did you know that moose could be lethal? Imagine an animal weighing up to 1800 pounds (about 800 kilos) standing up on… Read More ›