And how are things in Trondheim?

Norway, the country where you don’t have to lock your bike, where you buy your goods at a kjøpesenter, where rotten fish is served as a delicacy, where a beer costs you 10 euros and where Silje Norendal boosted winter sports. But most of all, it’s the country where you’re always just a stone’s throw away from scenic landscapes.

It didn’t take me long to decide that my internship destination should be Norway. First of all, its oil industry provides good opportunities for a mechanical engineering student, and secondly, I had to see out for myself what it’s like to live in the world’s number one country to live.

The company I work for is Statoil, Norway’s national petroleum company, and I work at the research center in Rotvoll for the offshore heavy oil solutions department. My project is very challenging and it’s a great opportunity for me to get behind the scenes of one of the leading companies in Norway.

I try to enjoy nature as much as possible in my spare time. The best way to do that here is to go on a cabin trip. After several hours of hiking through no man’s land you will end up at a small wooden cabin, where you might see the northern lights while making a bonfire and drinking øl.

Unfortunately, time flies when you’re having fun, and the big countdown has already begun. However, I haven’t had enough of either the Norwegians or Norway’s beautiful nature yet, so I will probably be back here for another stay.

Ha det bra from Trondheim!

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