British writer in Scandinavia

Hei og velkommen! I’m David Nikel, a British freelance journalist and writer living in Norway since 2011.

Living in the land of the Vikings, trolls, fjords and northern lights provides me with an endless supply of stories to share with you.

In September 2017 my first guidebook – Moon Norway – finally hit the shelves after 18 months of tireless research.

Now I write stories about Scandinavia and the Nordic region for global media including, and run a successful website, newsletter and podcast about Norway.

David Nikel
Forbes contributor
CNN Travel
National Geographic
BBC Scotland
Moon Norway book cover

Norway for First-Timers

The result of several years of travelling around the country, Moon Norway is my 400-page guidebook available to buy from Amazon and in all good bookstores.

I wrote the guidebook especially for the first-time visitor. Whether you're coming to see the fjords, the midnight sun, the northern lights, or hopping around the cities, this is the book for you.

“The gold standard for guides to Norway. The best and most readable travel guide to Norway published in many years. Good coverage of the less obvious treasures of this beautiful and inviting country” – Amazon reviewer

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Life in Norway

Since 2011, I've grown Life in Norway from a simple blog recording my expat experience into a multi-author information resource about all aspects of living, working and visiting Norway.

The site now receives more than six million annual pageviews.

Visit Life in Norway

Living and working in Norway