Are you familiar with the Norwegian painter Edvard Munch? You will at least have seen his work Skrik (Scream) in one of its many forms, if not as a painting, perhaps as a punching bag? A year ago, one of four original versions of the [...]
Tree houses, ice hotels, 747s, caves and grottos, houses made of cow dung, caravans, sheep sheds, the beach,... I do like quirky sleeps, though it has been a while, meaning I've shoddy or no photos, so I haven't covered many here on Sophie's World. That's [...]
Easter 1911 Spring is finally in the air up here in the northern world, although it looks like snow will be on the ground for a few more days at least, to the delight of most. Easter, you see, means a 10-day-vacation - we're [...]
Today, I'm joining the 100 cities to homeswap before you die-initiative and I'll let you in on how to spend a perfect day in Oslo. (For more information on the project, click on the link at the end of the article.) It's not easy. That's [...]
At 68° north, a fair distance above the Arctic Circle, is Sortland, Norway's Blue Town. Sortland is the capital of the Vesterålen Archipelago; less famous, perhaps, than its neighbour to the south, the Lofoten Islands, yet just as stunning. But why is Sortland blue?
Christmas is upon us; time for almonds. In Norway, almondy goodness is on the menu this time of year, in the form of marzipan and kransekake.
High above Sigerfjord village, outside Sortland, Norway's Blue Town, is Lihallen Kulturgård, a fab Arctic Art Gallery and meeting location.