Lekre souvenirer – finnes de? Ja, her er Fjord!

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Jeg blir glad av å se denne serien! Endelig skal utenlandske turister få noen nye, freshe produkter fra landet vårt. Serien heter “Fjord” og er designet av Åshild Røssland hos Folk Engros. Hurra, sier jeg! – Som inspirasjon til designa i serien så tenkte vi på ein typisk fjordgard. Der ein familie har rydda ein teig […]

A romantic stay at Lysebu hotel in Oslo

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Lysebu is a magic place before Christmas. First weekend in December I stayed there as a part of my work writing for the Historic Hotels blog. (You can read the article in Norwegian here.) We booked the package “romantic stay”, and were not disappointed. 20 minutes drive from the centre of Oslo you find this gem […]

Hotel Losby Gods near Oslo

Friday, November 8th, 2013

As a part of my work for the Historic Hotels we spent two nights at the marvellous hotel Losby Gods a few weeks ago. This place is amazing! The best thing about it is that it is only a 20 minutes drive from the centre of Oslo – and when you get there you feel that […]

Patina in Evanger near Voss, Norway

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

Back in 2011 I wrote about Patina in Evanger here on my blog. And this summer I finally visited the place myself. And what a nice place! If you are driving in the western part of Norway, you must pop into Patina, close to Voss and Bergen. Lucky me I got to meet two of […]

Kafé Strandhaven in Lillesand

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Summer town no 1 in Norway is Lillesand in Aust-Agder! And this year you have one more reason to go: Kafé Strandhaven!  It´s a cosy place with nice food and a great garden with view of the harbour – and far away – the horizon. Go there to have a nice cup of coffee with friends […]

36 Hours in Oslo by the New York Times

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Looking for the best travel tips for Oslo, Norway? I recommend this article in the New York Times “36 Hours in Oslo” by the freelance writer Ingrid K. Williams if you are visiting my hometown. Here you find the best insider tips for a short stay here. Enjoy! All photos: Kyrre Lien for The New York Times

Paulsens Hotel in Lyngdal, Norway

Friday, May 24th, 2013

In the small city of Lyngdal in the south of Norway you find Paulsens Hotell. The place reopened in 2011, after being closed for 40 years. The hotel gives you a feeling of an old, traditional 19th century inn, with a homey atmosphere. Some people say it is like staying in a museum – charming […]

A visit to Østenfor near Moss, Norway

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

Eco-friendly, ethical and colourful redesign – all in one shop? Yes, it´s possible. Go visit Østenfor – a shop situated close to the town of Moss in Norway. You can read on their Facebook page: “Østenfor is a shop which sells products which communicate hope.” That sentence covers my impression of the shop, too! They […]

A visit to Møystad Farm in Hedmark, Norway

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Need help to get in the Christmas mood? Why not visit Møystad farm near Hamar in Hedmark? In the café you are served delicious traditional Norwegian Christmas meals. And if you still have some Christmas gifts to buy, there is a little shop on the farm. Traditional flatbread and different mustards is served with the […]

Pumpkins from Jæren, Norway

Monday, November 26th, 2012

I know it´s soon Christmas, and not Halloween! But I just love these pumpkin photos from the Norwegian blog Matogurter. They are taken at Vik, in the south of Norway, at Jæren. A farm offers pick-your-own pumpkins, with great success. If you are interested in the recipe for pickled pumpkin in the last photo, you […]