Welcome to Norway At Home!

Names for Family Relationships

Want to tell a funny story about that crazy uncle? In talking to and about families in Norway you will, of course, want to use the proper words for family relationships in Norwegian. For example, morfar and farmor are both grandparents, but not at all the same. This is also...

The General Regions of Norway

The counties of Norway are often divided into five traditional geographical regions called landsdeler (country parts). It is nice to have an idea of these regions because it may come up in conversation, making travel arrangements, or researching genealogy or history. The Five Regions of Norway Below the regions are listed in English then...

Advent in Norway

Advent in Norway is celebrated, starting four Sundays before Christmas. Norwegian advent traditions include lights, food, and a sense of anticipation. What is Advent, Anyhow? Advent means a important arrival, so the season of advent is a period of waiting for that arrival to come. For example, you may hear someone say,...

Official Flag Flying Days In Norway

The only thing prettier than a picture of Norway, is a picture of Norway with a Norwegian flag flying in it! On a flag day, Norwegian government agencies must comply and residents are also encouraged to participate. The Day of the Sami People is especially colorful because the Sami flag...

Norwegian Money for Travelers

Before you Leave for Norway At least some money is nice to have on hand for a taxi or snack until you get more settled. Occasional travel delays or a utility outage can also leave you in a bind unless you plan ahead. Your local bank can exchange foreign currency for you....

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Norwegian Culture and People

Norwegian Culture and People

CULTURE! The Kingdom of Norway has a long and storied past. It is also bright and beautiful now. Learn about the language, money, customs, recipes, and so much more!
Norwegian Regions and Places

Norwegian Regions and Places

REGIONS! Did your grandparents come from Rogaland? Thinking about taking your next vacation in Northern Norway? Learn about the places that make up this great country!
Norwegian-Inspired Gifts

Norwegian-Inspired Gifts

SHOP! From T-shirts and teddy bears to clocks and dog beds, browse the Norway At Home gift shop for yourself, friends, family, business associates, and others. Enjoy!