Minne Gaard, Hedmark, Norway

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Next time you are driving on the main road (E6) north of Oslo – why not stop at Minne Gaard for a coffebreak? By the old bridge at Minnesund, you find charming Minne farm café. They serve homemade bread from the stone oven. The owner, Mette, is a barista, and have learned bread baking from the […]

Stasjonsfruene, Rollag, Norway

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Update in February 2014: The café Stasjonsfruene was closed in summer 2013. But the place is now called Rollag Stasjon – and is open to the public in the weekends – take a look at their Facebookpage: Rollag Stasjon. I will make a visit in the summer of 2014, and write a blogpost of the […]

Kviknes Hotel in Balestrand, Norway

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Are you going to see the fjords in the western part of Norway? Lucky you! The Norwegian nature is beautiful, and if the weather is nice you will have a marvellous time. But where to stay? Some of the Norwegian hotels are small gems, but can be hard find sometimes. If you search for hotels […]

Knaken café in Kaupanger in Western Norway

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Kaupanger is one of my favorite places near Sogndal in Sogn og Fjordane county in Norway. When I read in the Norwegian magazine, D2, about Knaken café, I knew that this would be my pitstop next summer. It is a family run café located in the old sheepbarn belonging to Kaupanger Manor, an old titled […]

Restaurant Meieriet in Herand in Hardanger

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Soon the summer holiday starts! In my opinion the best place to spend it is in Norway. Our country has a lot to offer, and the best time to see it is during summer. Why not choose Hardangerfjord? It is one of my favorite fjords. These photos are from Herand, a small village in Hardanger. […]

Saga Hotel in Oslo

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

A new hotel has opened in Oslo! The Saga Hotel. From the photos it looks as a brilliant choice for travellers who seek away from the chain hotels in the city centre. It is situated in the Frogner area.

A visit to Strand Restaurant

Friday, October 1st, 2010

By the seaside just outside Oslo, at Høvik, you find Strand restaurant. The old restaurant from 1924 is now stylishly renovated, and is taken over by brilliant young chefs from Flavours. Around lunchtime last Saturday I went for a visit with two friends. Only the bakery was open at lunchtime (except for Sundays), but we […]

The Energy Hotel

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

This interesting hotel is situated in Nesflaten, near Suldal in Rogaland, Western Norway. Once a part of a hydro-electric power plant, when the building was used as the dining hall. Nowadays local people have turned the place into an exclusive hotel in collaboration with the architects Helen & Hard. The building was designed by the […]

Kanon Bistro

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Next to Lørenparken is Kanonhallen, which is Oslo´s new culture scene. The house restaurant is called Kanon Bistro – and it´s worth a visit. I had lunch there on Saturday, which was nice traditional Norwegian beef soup with vegetables. The bistro is a nice place to take a coffee after a stroll in the park. […]

Crisp bread

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

I love crisp bread, and found this recipe at Myk Start. I will make them some day. (It´s in Norwegian).