Tagged: norway

Hiking in autumn

Rondane: Norway’s Oldest National Park

Rondane National Park. Tucked away? Barely. Rondane stretches over 963 km². It is one park in a cluster of many enchanting national parks, each with its own characteristics and pull. I’d never been and wanted to...

Forest scene

Oslo’s Nordmarka: My Backyard

When was the last time you explored your own backyard? This particular Sunday in August was arguably the last one of the summer, or so they claimed. I therefore eagerly strapped on my hiking...

Skogfjorden - CLV

A Place in the Woods

There’s this place in the woods, a place where I sort of grew up, really. Every summer, kids from all over the U.S. (and some from Norway!) gather to learn Norwegian, av alle ting!...

Oslo ferry

When Family Comes to Town

I’ve always said, “If you think I’m funny, you should really meet my family.” This includes my cousins in Tau, Western Norway. I’ve known them since 1994, and loved them ever since. I try...

Tromsø

Tromsø and Her Northern Charm

Den lyste fra snømørket. Den strålte varmen fra innsiden. Slik var Tromsø for meg. For en by, for et folk, for en festival, for en ferie. It lit up, up from the darkness of...