I believe that this unprecedented uncertainty is also a blessing.

UNCERTAINTY. Many of us have had our lives turned upside down more than once during this pandemic. Illustration: Anna Jakobsen


«Love you! See you in a week – hopefully» is how many phone calls end lately. Many are looking forward to seeing their friends and families again during the holidays. For months we believed that we would be able to, but a new wave of Covid is here to drown our plans. The uncertainty that this pandemic has brought upon … Read More

Bergen and its surrounding area have so much to offer that deciding how to spend your free time can become a little overwhelming.

HIKE. Most «Bergensere» agree that the official seven mountains are Ulriken, Fløyen, Løvstakken, Rundemanen, Sandviksfjellet, Damsgårdsfjellet and Lyderhorn.

If you are an exchange student and only have one semester to explore Vestlandet, then this may sound familiar to you: so much to see and so much to do, but so little time. Where do you even start? Do not worry. We have compiled a list for you with some of the highlights in and around Bergen, from the … Read More

Surely, I had been on holiday in the Alps, and I'd climbed a volcano in Costa Rica. But living in the mountains – spending every day surrounded by them – is different.

ULRIKEN: The view from my window is great, but the view when you are actually on one of the mountains is simply unbeatable.

You probably know what mountains are. Don’t worry, I do too. But coming from The Netherlands– also called the “low countries,” flat as a pancake, and one third below sea level – I never reallyknew what mountains were until I arrived in Norway. Surely, I had been on holiday in the Alps,and I’d climbed a volcano in Costa Rica. But … Read More