Who are Our Norway?

Our Norway was made to provide quality information about Norwegian culture, history and way of life and share it with whoever is interested. As far as she is concerned, if you think Norway is interesting, it's a bit yours too, it's ours. 

Our Norway is made and run by Helene Ring Teppan. Helene grew up right outside Oslo and now live in the city with her Dutch partner of 13 years (samboer) and their son.

Helene has a master’s degree of cultural history from The University of Oslo, has worked as a guide in several museums, has studied art, literature and theatre, worked as a translator and is an avid crafter of all kinds, especially in Norwegian traditional techniques. As of 2022 she works as a records manager while training to become a maker of the Norwegian national costumes, the bunad.