Norwegians have a very bizarre Easter habit. Something about the holiday, which essentially is the celebration of Jesus’s resurrection, brings out a murder-lusting side in them.

MURDER. Around Easter not even the eggs are safe in Norway. Illustration: Gjertine Gjernes


WTF is…? is a column where Studvest’s English section points out different interesting or strange aspects about living in Norway from an International’s perspective. The column can be both serious and light hearted, and is based on the journalist’s own experience. In early March, book stores start clearing out their shelves to make room for crime novels and detective stories … Read More

The 17th of May is Norwegian national day, but what does that actually entail?

A DAY TO... REMEMBER? Norwegians usually start the day with a Champagne breakfast, often leading to a blurry night and a dreadful hangover.


WTF is... WTF is?

As a foreigner in Norway, I started to hear snippets of stories about this mysterious event called the «17. mai». With further investigation, you learn that the «17. mai» is in fact the Norwegian national day, celebrated on the 17th of May each year. The day celebrates the signing of the original Norwegian independent constitution in 1814, which was a … Read More