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Fun in the Snow Posted by on Jan 21, 2021

Mange ønsket seg en hvit jul i 2020. (Many people were wishing for a white Christmas in 2020.) Only this month, however, snøen (the snow) decided to grace large parts of Norge. Let’s get outside and have some fun! Det er ikke så vanskelig å gå på skøyter [shoyter]. (Ice skating is not that hard.)…

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Get Ready for Easter Skiing Posted by on Mar 31, 2018

Påskefjellet (”the Easter mountain”) is something you can find only in Norge. During påskeferien (the Easter vacation) as much as 1/3 of all Norwegians (or so my familie told me!) go on a skiing adventure på fjellet (in the mountains/highland). Some stay several days in their hytter (cabins), while others just spend some hours enjoying…

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“Sprek” Norwegians are Sporty Posted by on Oct 16, 2017

Are you a spreking (≈ fit person)? An Icelander told me about this stereotype of nordmenn (Norwegians): They are people who are always active, do a lot of sport, and speed up and down fjellsidene (the mountain slopes) with top-notch utstyr [OOTsteer] (gear). Even if this stereotype is vastly exaggerated – I’ve personally known several ”lazy”…

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A love letter to høyfjellet Posted by on Jun 30, 2014

According to the late Norwegian singer and humorous writer Odd Børretzen, the first Norwegians were nuts: With istida (the Ice Age) coming to an end in Europe, do you think these sturdy fellows stayed to enjoy the sunny lands in central Europe? Nope, instead they followed the retiring is (ice) on its path nordover (northwards)…

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This machine makes gold from snow Posted by on Feb 22, 2014

Heia Norge! (Go Norway!) The Norwegian athletes are taking Sotsji and the 2014 Vinter-OL by storm. So far, their chests have been adorned with 10 gullmedaljer (gold medals), 4 sølv [sell] and 8 bronse [BRONGseh]. That’s one gull more than the host nation of Russland, and with only two days left of the spectacle, it’s…

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Norwegian athletes at the 2010 Winter Olympics Posted by on Feb 24, 2010

There are currently over 100 athletes representing Norway in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.  In case you are curious about the events that Norwegians have excelled in so far during these winter games, the following is information including navn, alder, hjemby, idrett, og medalje(r) (name, age, hometown, sport, and medal(s)). There are 15 sports in these winter games…

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