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From Iceland to Norway… safe travels

16 2010

Let’s follow the ash cloud from the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull to move from Svavar Knútur‘s Iceland to Norway, the land of fjords and godterier (anything sweet that you can eat).

To help you picture beautiful Norwegian landscapes, unspoilt nature, and godterier, here is an ad for Kvikk Lunsj, a popular snack in Norway.

The song used on the ad is Safe Travels from the album Lightness by Texas band Peter and the Wolf. I’d swear there was a ukulele in it. But is there really ?

It’s hard to tell, although  there is definitely a ukulele track on their Lightness album. It is called The Bonsai Tree. Listen to track 8 on this page for a preview of the song.

More landscapes with a different version of the ad (some seconds of ukulele at the end) :

No doubt in the next video however, with this live performance of the song Banks of Ohio by Norwegian Fredrik Dheli (ukulele) and Sondre Høymer (guitar) from Vestby.

Here is another video of the same song by Dheli and Høymer

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  1. Elusive Moose on the 16th of April 2010 @ 20:58

    Kvikk Lunsj… a Norwegian institution!! ;-)

  2. Armelle Europe on the 16th of April 2010 @ 21:25

    Greit å ha en pakke med Kvikk Lunsj når man skal på tur ;)

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