According to professor emeritus in Nordic linguistics, it is not the many dialects that stand out in Norway, but the use of them. International student believes that it is a duty to learn Norwegian.

EAGER TO LEARN. Joan Mateu Horrach Pou (25) was very motivated to learn Norwegian when he moved to Norway. PHOTO: Jeffrey Meijer


Joan Mateu Horrach Pou (25), an international master student from Mallorca, was determined and motivated to learn Norwegian, shortly after his arrival to Norway. – My duty as a student here in Norway is to integrate myself and contribute to this country, and to do so, I must learn the language, he says. «The dialect debate» There is a saying, … Read More

International voices look at Norway for a role model, while people in Bergen seem to struggle as well with the restrictions.

GLAD. Sofia Cestonaro is happy that in Norway she is able to do things, compared to being in lockdown in Italy. PHOTO: Andrea Olsen


Sofia Cestonaro has arrived in Bergen in the beginning of January from Italy. She thinks that the locals in Norway have a big advantage when it comes to the corona situation, which has forced everyone to keep social distance. – People do not constantly hang out in big groups, but that is rooted in their culture. In some way Norwegians … Read More

A quick guide to Norwegian politeness: Three steps to get off the bus without human contact.


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To me, even after living amongst Norwegians for half a year, one of the most puzzling things about them is still their way of social interaction. Depending on the situation Norwegians can either be the politest people of all time, or the most antisocial human beings ever. It might be the climate, or the fact that there are just over … Read More

Last Friday the city of Bergen invited visitors for their annual «Kulturnatt» to experience Bergen's cultural life.

VELKOMMEN OM BORD. Jazz music and Shanties on board the D/S Stord 1


On friday, the 13th of september, the city of Bergen hosted their annual spectacle «Kulturnatt», showcasing all the different cultural aspects Bergen has to offer. Starting at 18.00 o’clock visitors were able to take part in various events ranging from museum visits to concerts to guided city tours and much more – for free. The Best Places to Travel in Bergen … Read More