I would say no story.. because that's too much of a linear approach.. There's nothing overwhelmingly revealing about a chronological laundry list of life events.
Think of what's unique about you and read the university's mission statement and message from the dean and campus life to get an idea of the University's self-image.
For example, in my home state of Montana, the universities are committed to outdoor life (fishing, hunting, camping) and sports. For majors they offer Wildlife Biology, Wildland Restoration, Forest Operations and Applied Restoration (cetificate).
So if you were applying to one, you mention your passion for bow hunting.
Try not to elaborate on your qualities that you had no choice or little choice ("I am from Norway... ") That was involuntary. ("I'm Christian") That was probably involuntary. When talking about your qualities, choose ones where a choice by you was involved: "I have chosen this ethical code to live by which is inspired by the Vikings, my ancestors." "I chose to become a Christian even though all of my friends and family aren't"