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a bonfire next to the ocean during midsummer
Summer is finally here and in Norway that means it’s time for Midsummer celebrations. In fact, Midsummer has been celebrated throughout Europe for thousands of years. It’s a joyous way to mark the end of the cold, dark days of winter and celebrate the return of the long, warm days of summer filled with endless hours of sunlight. As you might imagine, there are a variety of traditions and ways...
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A close up view from the crowd marching in the Syttende Mai parade in Oslo, Norway pre-pandemic.
Norway is gearing up for its biggest annual celebration and we thought we’d take you along as our plus-one. Constitution Day is the National Day of Norway celebrated every year on the 17th of May. It is simply referred to as “Syttende Mai” (17th May) and is a colorful celebration of Norway’s independence. History The constitution of Norway was signed on the 17th of May in 1814 and declared Norway...
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a windy road through a snowy landscape to get to a cabin, Norway.
Easter is one of the most important holidays in Norway. Despite being a very secular country, this holiday is an important part of Norwegian culture. Easter is a time for Norwegians to celebrate the last days of winter as well as the arrival of spring after a long period of cold and darkness. And celebrate, they do. Norway actually has the longest Easter holiday in the world! Norwegian shops and...
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A view over Geiranger and Geirangerfjord in Norway.
As most of the world is spending time at home right now in quarantine, we’ve spent a lot more time watching movies. Films have been a wonderful way to escape the heaviness in the world right now by providing a way to venture outside the confines of our homes. We thought it would be fun to share some movies that are filmed here in Norway. Perhaps they will provide a...
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Scenic view into the Efjorddalen valley wilderness in Norway in warm autumn light with Kuglhornet summit in background.
Autumn is a special time in Norway. The tourists have gone back to their respective homelands, the days are growing shorter again, the air is crisp and cool, and the natural landscape is filled with reds, golds, greens, and browns. We’ve put together a list of the best things to do during autumn in Norway. Go hiking Autumn is a great time to go on the countless Norwegian hikes that...
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