AT THE AGE OF 4, Silje Norendal strapped on her snowboard and never
looked back. These days, the Kongsberg native is one of the most
promising athletes. Norendal, 21, has contracts with top sports companies,
such as Oakley and Nike, and turning heads on the international stage.
Last year, she won a gold medal at the 2014 Winter Games in Aspen before
heading to the Olympic Games in Sochi, where she competed in the
slopestyle event. While Norendal is having the time of her life traveling
around the world, she loves coming home to relax in Oslo.
FAVORITE CITY IN NORWAY:
a lot to do in Oslo. It has
great nightlife and food.
Two of my favorite restaurants in
Oslo are Olivia Hegdehaugsveien
and Tapas. Olivia has great
Italian food and amazing pizza.
is an awesome tapas
BEST WAY TO EXPERIENCE
If you want to experience the
mountains and beautiful nature,
head to Geilo. a 3.5-hour drive
from Oslo. There, great
ski resorts and lots of mountains to
explore, such as Hallingskarvet.
PHOTOS BY (TOP TO BOTTOM): TERJE OLIVIA HEGDEHAUGSVEIEN, UTE FOTO VISITNORWAY.COM, NANCY BUNDT VISITNORWAY.COM
FAVORITE PLACE TO SNOWBOARD:
Trysil and Hemsedal have great
parks for both beginners and more
advanced riders. If in Norway
to ride and have a great time, go
during Christmas or Easter break.
BEST WAY TO RELAX:
rarely at home, so the best way
for me to spend a relaxing weekend
is at home.
Dr. Holms Hotel, Geilo
Radisson Blu Resort in Trysil is a
great ski-in and ski-out hotel if
visiting Norway to ski and
enjoy the mountains. Dr. Holms
Hotel in Geilo is also great and has
a swimming pool, gym, restaurant
Karl Street for shopp
Bogstadveien in Oslo has everything
from and Zara to more
expensive brands, such as Filippa K,
Ganni, Malene Birger and Tiger of
Sweden. There are lots of great lunch
places around there if you need a
break from all the shopping. Steen
Magasin and Eger Karl
Johan are two big department stores
located in downtown Oslo with highend brands.
VIKING JANUARY 2015