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  • Brown Crabs with Lemon Mayonnais and a Hint of Beer

    Brown Crab Rcipe

    (Photo: Late summer and fall, from August to October, is the peak season for crab fishing and the time of year when the European brown crab is at its best. Shells and claws filled with delicious crab meat are… Read More ›

  • Njardarheimr Viking Village Becomes a Reality in 2017 – See the Drawings

    Njardarheimr Viking Village Gudvangen

    Gudvangen in Sogn, Western Norway – a suitable place to build a Viking village. (Photo: Leif / Wikimedia Commons) In May 2017, phase one of Njardarheimr Viking Village is ready. The construction starts in August and the village will consist… Read More ›

  • “So Long, Marianne” Passed Away


    Marianne Ihlen, immortalized in “So Long, Marianne,” died July 28, 2016. (Photo: Leonard Cohen) The woman who inspired Leonard Cohen to write the song “So Long, Marianne” passed away on Thursday in Oslo. She was 81 years old. The title… Read More ›

  • Norwegian Forests and Gardens Filled With Delicious Berries

    Cloudberry Forest Gold of Norway

      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 ›

  • Never Offend a Viking

    Viking Ax Men

    Would you have dared to offend one of these Vikings? (Illustration by: Stian Dahlslett ©) If you offended a Viking, a normal reaction would be to kill you on the spot. If the murder took place in daylight with witnesses… Read More ›

  • Stone Age Artifacts Found in Viking Graves

    Iron Age Flint Dagger Norway

    Flint Dagger discovered in a Viking grave in Rogaland, Western Norway. (Photo: Terje Tveit, Museum of Archeology, University of Stavanger) Analyses of ten Viking Age graves in Rogaland, Western Norway, have surprised the archaeologists: Inside the graves there were found… Read More ›

  • Norway’s Most Popular Campgrounds

    Lyngvær Camping

    Lofoten Caravan Camping in Northern Norway is one of about 1050 campgrounds you can vote for. (Photo: According to Camping Norway there are about 1050 campgrounds in Norway, and to spend holidays in camper vans, caravans or tents together… Read More ›

  • Love Knows no Boundaries: Bridal Images from the Vasstinden Mountain

    Wedding Photo Northern Norway 4

    (Photo: Stan Serdjukov / It is obvious that Marit Therese Rognmo and Erik Gjømle love each other. Who else would walk and climb to the top of the Vasstinden mountain in Northern Norway, 3000 feet (900 meters) above sea… Read More ›

  • Big Fish Eats Small Fish – A Fishing Story

    Pollock and Coalfish Small

    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 ›

  • Grave Findings Could Solve a Viking Age Mystery

    Oseberg Burial Ceremony

    The Osberg funeral ceremony taking place in Vestfold in the year 834 AD. (Illustration: In the autumn of 834 AD, two elderly women were buried together in the magnificent Oseberg ship discovered in 1903 nearby Tønsberg in Vestfold, Southeast… Read More ›