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Norwegian roots

The Norwegians | Masters at sea

The Norwegians | Masters at sea

Throughout history and well into the 1900’s, the Norwegian fjords and the often ferocious waters along Norway’s long-stretched coastline were the country’s main “highway”.

Norwegian Buhund | Herding dog and keeper of ancient traditions

Norwegian Buhund | Herding dog and keeper of ancient traditions

The Norwegian Buhund – a spitz dog – is 1 of 7 registered Norwegian dog breeds. The first breed-standard came in 1926, and the modern-day Buhund was primarily bred to be a herding dog. Historically, the Norwegian word buhund had a much wider meaning, and described an all-purpose farm dog.

Norway | A land of water

Norway | A land of water

In the spring, the snow covering most of the Norwegian mountains melts and turns into creeks, rivers, and magnificent waterfalls.

The Kingdom of Norway

The Kingdom of Norway

The Kingdom of Norway – as we know it today – was born on 17 May 1814. That was when the Norwegians created their very own constitution. But Norway, as a distinct rural culture, has been around for 12,000 years.

Strandsitter | A Norwegian beach dweller

Strandsitter | A Norwegian beach dweller

In the coastal districts of the old Norway, a strandsitter was a beach dweller – a man who rented a small piece of land close to the seafront – but owned the house that he built on it. His livelihood was usually connected to the sea.

Norwegian food and drink | The Viking pizza

Norwegian food and drink | The Viking pizza

In Norway, the Italian pizza appeared as an exotic newcomer in the 1970s. But bread topped with foodstuffs is nothing new in Norwegian food history. Even the Vikings ate pizza – but they called it bread-dish.

Klippfisk | What is Norwegian klipfish?

Klippfisk | What is Norwegian klipfish?

Klippfisk – or klipfish – is fish preserved through salting and drying. Since the early 1700s, the Norwegians have been large-scale klippfisk producers and exporters.

Where is Norway?

Where is Norway?

The Kingdom of Norway is a country in Europe’s north-western corner, covering the western and northern flanks of the long-stretched Scandinavian peninsula.