International Student Blog

Category: Holidays

Study Break: Regional Travels Part 1, Voss


Recently, I wrote a post in response to a future student’s comment asking about the Bergen Railway. Last weekend, I took a short excursion myself, partly on the Bergen Railway. I headed out to Evanger/Voss and Flåm/Aurland with a partner in adventure. You too can take a break from your studies to explore a little more of…

Syttende Mai (17th of May)


It’s coming… syttende mai or the 17th of May: Norway’s Constitution Day.  Can you feel it in the air? Most likely you can feel it, as the flags have started flying, the Buekorps’ drummers have been drumming for months, and even store mannequins are wearing Norwegian ribbons. But what should you know about the syttende mai?…

Missing out on Eastermountain? That’s an Eastercrime!


If you haven’t already, it’s time to learn a little about the importance of the Easter Holiday (Påskeferie) for Norwegians. Easter is vital to Norwegians, not so much for any religious reasons, but as a celebration of spring in truly Nordic style. Of course, Easter’s pagan roots were also just that, a celebration of the…