Norwegian Language Blog

Tag Archives: Stavanger

A Sip of Norwegian Comedy Posted by on Jun 30, 2021

Gi ungdommen en flaske brennevin før idretten tar dem! (Give the young people a bottle of brandy before they’re possessed by sports!) This quote by Per Inge Torkelsen is very well-known in Norway. A famous comedian and klovn (clown) from the city of Stavanger, Torkelsen passed away eight days ago. Having grown up in the…

Continue Reading

A Visit to Stavanger Posted by on Jul 12, 2012

Do you remember Kari’s text about Stavanger [staVANGer], Norway’s 4th largest city? (After Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim – sorry about the niggling, Kari!) Being the one Norwegian city I’ve visited the most, and the place where I’m currently writing, I thought I might have something to add… As Kari wrote, Stavanger is the capital of…

Continue Reading

Stavanger Posted by on Jun 4, 2010

                                                        Do you remember which fylke Stavanger is in?  Rogaland fylke.  Stavanger, the 3rd largest city in Norway (ca. 120,000 inhabitants) is actually the administrative center of Rogaland fylke.  Stavanger is well known for the location of theViking Age battle in Hafrsfjord in the late first millennium.  The city is also known as the Petroleum Capital of Norway, due…

Continue Reading