When days are short and nights grow long, it’s time to celebrate community the Norwegian way—with warm drinks, wool socks, close friends, and an untranslatable word—koselig! To really get a feel for koselig, Vesterheim is hosting a series of free community events, including Koselig Cake Break, Nordic Noir Film Nights, and Board Game Nights.
What is koselig? Cozy is the closest translation, but it’s really much more than that. It’s a very deep feeling of warmth and contentment; a sense of intimacy and comfort. It’s a candlelit dinner party with your close friends and family. A wool sweater, a cup of hot cocoa, and a comfy couch with the latest Nordic crime drama on TV. A fresh batch of warm waffles from scratch with homemade jam after a jaunt through the woods on your cross-country skis.
Visit this exhibit to experience koselig in a series of immersive “living room” environments and learn about this uniquely Scandinavian way of life and how it permeates every part of Norwegian culture.