Picking cloudberry in Norwegian wilderness forest, Trillemarka

Rubus chamaemorus is a native to alpine and arctic tundra and boreal forest, producing amber-colored edible fruit similar to the raspberry or blackberry. English common name is cloudberry. The cloudberry grows to 10–25 cm high, each fruit is initially pale red, ripening into an amber color in early autumn. In Norway early to mid August is the prime season to find ripe cloudberries. The ripe...

Sigdal, a fairytale valley in Norway

One hour outside Oslo, in the heart of Buskerud county there is a valley, Sigdal, which was central to the golden age of Norwegian painting. it's nicknamed 'Kunstnerdalen' (The Valley of Artists) because famous painters like Edvard Munch, Chr. Krogh and Tidemand & Gude found inspiration and produced many a masterpiece here. What was it that triggered this creativity? The answer lies in the...