In a small corner of the world lays the wonderful country of Norway. A magical and mysterious place where it’s inhabitants are descended from vikings, trolls live under bridges and where hotdogs are considered traditional food. A happy place where quality of life is rated highest in the world. But what do you really know about this utopia and it’s residents?
It’s so easy to imagine Norwegians as a part of European culture, and the western tradition. We are, to some extent, but as an eager traveler for the last ten years I’ve come to the conclusion that a culture crash is unavoidable. Even with our neighbors in which we share common culture and history. I would dare to say: Even among ourselves. So why is this and what is it that makes Norwegians into such a weird species? Norway, a country of five million people spread out in between fjords and on top of mountains along a 100 915 km coastline. Honestly, we don’t always understand each other either with those crazy Norwegian dialects.
So.. this is what you got yourself into: A Norwegian journey. Lets explore what it really means to be a Norwegian together, both in culture, values, customs and traditions – both in Norway and out there in the world.
Life’s to short not to be Norwegian.