A Typical Norwegian Sport


Do not worry if you see people

Looking preoccupied, nervous and focused

Running in the streets

Without looking in front of them

Actually they all read while running

You can see hundreds of them

They do not talk to each other

They may wear shorts revealing their bare legs

Under minus degrees

Do not worry 

They are Norwegians

 

 

They will run for hours

In the cold

Under the rain

On icy roads

Or on snowy mountain paths

No type of terrain will stop them

They are descendants of the Vikings

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They are practicing a sport

A very Norwegian sport

Requiring no verbal communication

No collaboration with others

And which can be practiced under any weather conditions

It is called "Orientering"

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Welcome to Norway

Where people may behave differently

Reduce you cultural shock

Read The Social Guidebook to Norway

It will save you

 

This weekend there are many of them in Trondheim

Please take care when you walk on the street

Especially if you are wearing high heels and a dress in the morning

They are O-løpere

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The Social Guidebook to Norway takes you through a Norwegian adventure

It is the 2015 best selling foreign language book published in Norway with 15 000 copies sold

Here is the author

He holds lectures on the Norwegian and Swedish cultures

You can find him on TED and at Seminarpartner

julien@monda.no