All Aboard the Løvebussen

About 30 years ago, Lions Club Sørfold in northern Norway built a “play-bus” for the local kindergarten. As the weather in the region can be harsh, the bus began to look worn. The Sorfold Lions decided it was time to build a new bus for the children.

Ten members of the 19-member club spent more than 60 hours building the bus by hand from Norwegian spruce. Says Lion Bjørn Helge Hansen, “The bus is very popular, and the kids are as much on the roof as inside.”

The bus’s Norwegian name “Løvebussen” means “Lionbus” in English, but it sure does spread some love.