Author: Tove Andersson

Tove Andersson is a freelance journalist who writes about travel and culture. She conducts interviews for the street magazine =Oslo while writing poetry and fiction. Jeg heter Navnløs (My name is nameless) was published in 2002. Her website is, and she can be reached at
fishing float

Glass fishing floats

Tove Andersson discovers family meaning when reading “European Glass Fishing Floats, their Makers and Mark,” written by Olaf Raabe of Norway.

weddings on top of the world

Weddings on top of the world

With COVID forcing couples to adapt their wedding plans, friluftsliv weddings are an increasingly popular choice in Norway, including on the North Cape.

Roald Amundsen house

A virtual view of the past

The house of polar explorer Roald Amundsen, filled with sounds, images, and stories from his life, can now be explored with virtual reality (VR).

Alf Folmer

Corona Christmas

Alf Folmer, at 99, has a life full of Christmas memories, and has already happily set the table for Christmas, though he’ll be the only guest.

Hadeland Glassverk

Hadeland Glassverk

Norway’s oldest industrial company, Hadeland Glassverk in Jevnaker, opened the Christmas season with joy, despite the ongoing pandemic.

Inside the Deichman

Visit the new Deichman Bjørvika library in Oslo with native Tove Andersson to find out what’s new in learning in an innovative open space.

Oslo Midtsommer magic

On Midtsommer, a popular Oslo destination is Hvervenbukta, an idyllic recreational area just a few minutes from Oslo’s city center.