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Hytte til Hytte

“Hei,” is something you’ll rarely hear from a random Norwegian, we’re not big on small talk with strangers. But when we’re up in the mountains, the mentality switches completely. Suddenly everyone is very polite and talkative, even chatty. Something about the wide open spaces manages to open up the…

A Scandinavian Credo

 

Act I: Setting the Scene
In literature, the first act is traditionally where all the major characters of the story, the world they live in, and their central conflict are introduced. The writer has the freedom to create any setting and reality that they so wish; the logic and…

Norwegian Lamb

Norwegian lamb is one of the world’s best and most-underrated ingredients. As the lambs roam wild over the mountains in the summer, their meat is spiced by the raw nature and climate of the Norwegian highlands. The surrounding wilderness transfers a touch of birch, mountain water and clean air…

Moments at Maaemo

Maaemo is an old Norse word meaning Mother Earth. The restaurant builds a culinary narrative around the clean, bright flavors of Norway. If you find yourself short on time when visiting Oslo, a visit to Maaemo is the perfect way to taste the whole country.

Esben Holmboe Bang, a Danish…

Midnight Sun

It was almost time for my tour and there was no one, much less a crowded bus, hanging around the edges of the square. I anxiously checked and re-checked my ticket to make sure I hadn’t booked the wrong date in my mad dash the night before. My spontaneous…

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.