Category Archives: norway

Knekkebrød

preparation time: 10 minutes cooking time: 55+ minutes emergency contact: camille Knekkebrød (crispbread) is eaten throughout the day in Norway — for breakfast, for lunch, with brown cheese or kaviar as a snack, and even at that odd fourth meal … Continue reading

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Price check

Sample grocery trip in Bergen (exchange rate 5.5 NOK = 1 CAD): milk (1 L) — 14.70 — $2.67 milk, organic (1 L) — 17.30 — $3.15 eggs (1 dozen) — 39.90 — $7.25 pasta, dry (500 g) — 23.90 … Continue reading

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Information for visiting Bergen

A few useful links: airlines: KLM / Delta through Amsterdam (Skyteam), SAS through Copenhagen (Star Alliance), Lufthansa through Frankfurt (Star Alliance), Norwegian from a range of European cities (but careful, they sometimes use small, out-of-the-way airports) Widerøe is the regional … Continue reading

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Nordic design

CoaterWear: Bergen raincoats Ilse Jacobsen: Danish designer of the fashion galoshes that have Bergenites slipping on wet cobblestones all over town Menu Scandinavian Living: makers of the much loved propeller trivet Noa Noa: shops across Europe and worldwide, including Montréal … Continue reading

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Norway trip links

Some useful links for August: Weather Road conditions & route planner Things to do from Bergen: Norway in a Nutshell Hardangerfjord tour Mount Fløyen funicular Mount Ulriken cable car Bergen Museum of Natural History Troldhaugen: Edvard Grieg Museum Lysøen: Ole … Continue reading

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Norway: practical information

Here’s some practical information and links on restaurants, accommodation, shop hours etc. in Bergen, and things to do outside Bergen.

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