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I had such a nice time in Norway, the weeks just flew by. Here are some of the many moments that I’ll cherish until next time..

Waking up to this view of the fjord every morning;

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Catching up with friends;

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Eating open-faced sandwiches true Scandinavian style;

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Cozying up with woollen socks;

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Family walk in the beautiful Norwegian nature;

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Discovering new cafe’s like this cool one called TØRST;

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And visiting an old favourite for a girls night;

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The calmness;

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Lunch-date with my brother at SABI sushi;

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Seeing cute wooden houses everywhere you go;

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Shopping with my Mum;

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Waking up on Saturday to our tradition of a late family breakfast while listening to a music quiz on the radio;

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Walking past the Stavanger Cathedral;

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Popping into Sjokoladepiken to purchase some delicious chocolate;

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Browsing small independent shops in Sandnes;

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Eating dinner under this design classic;

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Taking a deep breath and enjoying the beauty;

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// Photo credit: Ingrid Opstad

Ingrid Opstad

That Scandinavian feeling is a blog by Ingrid Opstad, a Norwegian journalist living in Italy. Ingrid wants her blog to represent the feeling of coziness and calm with a Nordic simplistic, minimalistic style. The blog is intended to share her knowledge and love for Scandinavia; touching upon everything from interiors, design, lifestyle, travel to hygge. A place where you can get inspired to find that Scandinavian feeling yourself, no matter where in the world you are.

September 30, 2015
October 4, 2015



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    Tone Opstad

    October 1, 2015

    My dear daughter Ingrid, it has been so great that you been home. It was such a fantastic time. Love you very very much💛💛💛💛💛

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      October 2, 2015

      Yes it was! Love you too 💛

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    Svein Einar Opstad

    October 5, 2015

    Fantastic photos – we miss you so already- come home soon.
    Love and care from Daddy.

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      October 8, 2015

      Miss you & love you too 💛

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    October 15, 2015

    I would like to have this jumper! Can you say me from which shop is?
    Thanks a looot!
    Love your blog!

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      October 18, 2015

      Thank you so much Laia, I am so glad you like my blog! The jumper is from a shop called Yumi, they have a lot of nice clothes; http://www.yumi.co.uk