Norwegians and their love for skiing

If you go cross-country skiing you will be considered Norwegian

regardless of your real nationality

The expression “Å bli født med ski på beina” or "To be born with skis on your feet"

Describes Norwegians’ relationship with skiing, nature and winter

They show great pride in their ability to ski

By interesting yourself for cross country skiing

chances are you will ease your integration to this winter country!


This is one of the 100 Unwritten Norwegian Social Laws presented in our new book "The 100 Unwritten Norwegian Social Laws"


Read more about our amazing Norwegian friends in our other Guidebooks to Norway written by Julien S. Bourrelle and Sean Percival.