D-number to ID number (fødselsnummer)

About a year, I wrote a post about the daunting task of obtaining a D-Number in Norway. The D-Number is ideal for those planning on staying in Norway for less than six months, as it grants you access to essential government services, bank accounts and…

Next chapter: Trondheim

I’m vastly aware to any of those that follow this blog regularly (and I suspect that is a very few amount), that there has been a distinct lack of updates over the past couple of months. Although partially my fault, a lot has happened since…

Quickie – How to pay toll roads in Norway

Norway is littered with toll roads, and quite honestly the entire system is a little baffling. There’s quite a bit of information already out there on the internet, but hopefully this post provides a more comprehensive guide. However, your results may differ! What do toll…

Sommerfesten – The first Norwegian festival

So, Norwegian summers are awesome. There’s just something so unique about them. The stark contrast between shitty freezing winters and 27 degree sunshine in the space of three months is staggering. Unfortunately, summer is now rapidly vanishing right before my eyes, so I figure it’s…

Buying a used car in Norway

I have a car in Norway! Finally… There was mention in a couple of previous blog entries about how much I missed driving. Sure, there’s the option of public transport, but I’ve driven since I was 17 years old. For me, I fell in love with…

17 Mai

When I was first told about 17 Mai, my naive British mind could not comprehend the thought of a “National Day”. The UK has no national day, and it’s difficult to even picture what that day would look like. I think most Brits are closet…

Norwegian Music – My true love.

Norwegian music is fantastic. For a country of just over 5 million, they really produce some high quality stuff. Some of the more famous artists you’ll have heard of include Kygo, Aha and Nico & Vinz, who all call Norway their home. Yet some of…

The end of winter in Norway (for now)

The end of winter. Renditions of Aladdin’s “Whole New World” resonates inside my head as the end of winter finally looks in sight. Norway transforms once spring start to hit. Here’s a couple of things that are extremely noticeable. The days don’t seem so gloomy Waking…

How expensive is Norway?

So, how expensive is Noway? Make no doubt, if you’re a tourist coming from a country not in Scandinavia (or Switzerland), you might react similarly to the seagull above. Whilst I’ll admit that when I first visited back in 2014, I left with the impression…