Your international friends already went up every mountain, but you don’t even know where to start? Going hiking for the first time can be intimidating. Here are a few tips on getting started.

WALKING. The trails to the mountains in Bergen are well marked, like the Stolzekleiven steps that lead to Sandviksfjellet. PHOTO: Truls Skram Lerø

Hiking is the best way to get to know the Norwegian nature. It’s healthy and budget friendly – apart from your first pair of hiking boots. However, you don’t need the most expensive gear for your small beginner hikes.  What is necessary? If you start hiking and aren’t sure how often you will actually do it, it’s natural that you … Read More

Despite uncertainty, coronavirus restrictions and winter conditions, Moka Nakazawa and Marcela Kinclová are optimistic about their upcoming exchange semester.

RELAXED. The people in Bergen seem less busy, says Moka Nakazawa an exchange student from Japan. PHOTO: Peter Apolinario.

A new country, a new language, new people and new classes. Going on exchange is an exciting time with so much to plan, do, see and experience. Along with the uncertainty from changing travel restrictions, digital orientation meetings and the dark, gloomy Norwegian winter it is an especially nerve-wracking time for incoming students. In the center of this ambiguity, Moka … Read More