Allow me to take you back in time today. Well, you’d be forgiven for thinking so but actually, this charming Norwegian cottage belongs to Liv Sandvik Jakobsen – a freelance journalist, who has carefully restored the property, while being careful to keep the original charm. Liv and her family live in near the village of Kviteseid, 3 hours’ drive West of Oslo. The cottage has views of the fjords, which are equally spectacular in the winter as they are in the summer, and all seasons in between!
Inside, the wood panelling has been painted in soft earthy blues and greens to reflect the colours of the surroundings, and antique furniture provides cosy spots to gather around a table or keep warm by the fire. Ready for the tour? Welcome to Liv’s cosy world in the Norwegian fjords! 
Liv has used piping over the stove to store ‘knekkebrød’ – traditional crisp bread. 
The interior is mainly made up of vintage and antique furniture, however you occasionally spot a modern touch, such as the wall lamp beside the dining area. 
Mittens and other linen are hung to dry over the wood burning stove, which is also used to boil the kettle. 

Liv is a keen knitter and has co-produced three popular knitting pattern books with knit designer Lene Holme Samsøe. I am actually learning to knit right now (thank you Farmor!) but making such slow progress. It’s my dream to knit one of these beautiful Norwegian jumpers one day! Can you knit? 
Come summer, the light transforms and with it, the fjords turn a wonderful blue-green hue. Would you like to see how it looks outside in summertime? Here are a few pictures! 
How incredible! This has made me miss the Norwegian fjords so much. I really need to make a return trip some point soon. Norway is a magical country! Have you ever been? 
See more of Liv’s charming cottage and life in the countryside at @livslyst. You might also like to explore these Norwegian country homes today: 
You might also feel inspired by my trip to the Hardanger fruit trail a few years back. Read all about it here
Klem!
Niki
Photography courtesy of @livslyst, shared with kind permission. 

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Allow me to take you back in time today. Well, you’d be forgiven for thinking so but actually, this charming Norwegian cottage belongs to Liv Sandvik Jakobsen – a freelance journalist, who has carefully restored the property, while being careful to keep the original charm. Liv and her family live in near the village of Kviteseid, 3 hours’ drive West of Oslo. The cottage has views of the fjords, which are equally spectacular in the winter as they are in the summer, and all seasons in between!
Inside, the wood panelling has been painted in soft earthy blues and greens to reflect the colours of the surroundings, and antique furniture provides cosy spots to gather around a table or keep warm by the fire. Ready for the tour? Welcome to Liv’s cosy world in the Norwegian fjords! 
Liv has used piping over the stove to store ‘knekkebrød’ – traditional crisp bread. 
The interior is mainly made up of vintage and antique furniture, however you occasionally spot a modern touch, such as the wall lamp beside the dining area. 
Mittens and other linen are hung to dry over the wood burning stove, which is also used to boil the kettle. 

Liv is a keen knitter and has co-produced three popular knitting pattern books with knit designer Lene Holme Samsøe. I am actually learning to knit right now (thank you Farmor!) but making such slow progress. It’s my dream to knit one of these beautiful Norwegian jumpers one day! Can you knit? 
Come summer, the light transforms and with it, the fjords turn a wonderful blue-green hue. Would you like to see how it looks outside in summertime? Here are a few pictures! 
How incredible! This has made me miss the Norwegian fjords so much. I really need to make a return trip some point soon. Norway is a magical country! Have you ever been? 
See more of Liv’s charming cottage and life in the countryside at @livslyst. You might also like to explore these Norwegian country homes today: 
You might also feel inspired by my trip to the Hardanger fruit trail a few years back. Read all about it here
Klem!
Niki
Photography courtesy of @livslyst, shared with kind permission.