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The Science of Northern Lights

The northern lights in Norway is especially remarkable because of the backdrop of scenery. Jagged mountains, seductive seas, and a high probability of a display, especially in Northern Norway. A great deal of what we now know about the science of northern lights actually began in Norway! Scientist Kristian Olaf Bernhard...

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...

Norwegian Holidays

Norway loves it’s holidays! Government agencies, banks, and many of the businesses will be closed on official holidays. Flag days outnumber holidays, but business are generally open. They are defined by constitution and require observance by government agencies. There are also special occasions, like Mother’s Day or Midsommer’s Eve, that...

Choosing Top Places To See In Norway

I have a love/hate relationship with these lists of places to see in Norway. On the one hand, they highlight a few cool places a lot of people planning a trip to Norway would love to cross of their list. On the other hand it leaves everything else out! It’s like saying...

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,...

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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!