At SAS it's suddenly a feeling of "up, up and away," after a tough period of historic turbulence. Norwegians seem more than ready to fly. PHOTO: SAS

Number of flying commuters soars

More Norwegians are flying back to forth to their jobs than ever before. Low fares and high income are behind a steep rise in commuting on airlines instead of the local train, tram or bus, much to the … [READ MORE...]

Oslo city streets, like here in the Vika district, have been covered with ice and snow, made dangerously slippery when rain freezes on top of it all. PHOTO:

Slippery streets and sidewalks grip Oslo

Pedestrians and motorists alike have had to deal with "extreme" conditions in and around Oslo this week, after alternating periods of snow and rain turned sidewalks and streets into slick ice rinks. Emergency … [READ MORE]

Herds of wild reindeer have again forced the closure of a key highway over the mountains of Hardanger. PHOTO: Statens Vegvesen

Reindeer closed key mountain highway

Wild reindeer have once again forced the closure of one of the key transport arteries connecting eastern and western Norway. State Highway 7 (RV7) over the Hardanger plateau remained closed Friday morning, to … [READ MORE]

Powerful storm knocked out the north

Another powerful storm packing strong winds swept over wide portions of Northern Norway Thursday afternoon and hit the city of Narvik especially hard. Police evacuated a shopping center and a school, where … [READ MORE]

Norway's first case of ebola will be handled here, at Ullevål University Hospital in Oslo, which has special isolation units and equipment. PHOTO: Wikipedia

Shots fired, police cordoned off Ullevål

UPDATED: Police in Oslo launched a major manhunt Thursday afternoon, following reports that a man carrying a pistol fired shots in the vicinity of Ullevål University Hospital. The heavily trafficked boulevard … [READ MORE]

Debate rages over asylum children

The children of rejected asylum seekers in Norway continue to pose tough dilemmas for state officials and stir debate. At issue is whether the children, and thus their parents, should be allowed to stay in … [READ MORE]

PHOTO: Mentz Indergaard/NTNU Info

NTNU to rank as largest university

NTNU, the university in Trondheim that recently produced Nobel Prize-winning researchers, is set to become the largest in Norway after its board approved a merger with three university colleges in Gjøvik, … [READ MORE]

PHOTO: Berglund

The challenges of being Erna

It was another challenging day of being prime minister for Erna Solberg on Wednesday: More than a million union members walked off their jobs nationwide in the afternoon to protest her minority government's … [READ MORE]


Morten Harket

Harket speaks out on bullying

Norwegian pop star Morten Harket has enjoyed decades of fame and fortune but on … [READ MORE...]


Skier Svindal joins Jansrud in US

Aksel Lund Svindal, Norway's downhill skiing star, has been back on skis this … [READ MORE...]

Johan Martin Ferner

Royal spouse dies at 87

Johan Martin Ferner, husband of Norway's Princess Astrid, died over the weekend … [READ MORE...]

PHOTO: Stian Andersen

Nesbø’s books still selling well

Norwegian author Jo Nesbø sold 860,000 books printed in English for more than … [READ MORE...]


Hopes dim for new season of ‘Lilyhammer’

The hit Norwegian TV series Lilyhammer may have ended with its third season. "I haven't … [READ MORE...]

Sweden to upgrade Stockholm-Oslo train service

Swedish railroad SJ (Statens Järnväger) aims to lure passengers away from the airlines … [READ MORE...]

Gavi ‘grateful’ for Norway’s vaccination funding

Norway was being widely praised this week after Prime Minister Erna Solberg committed to … [READ MORE...]

Speed cameras have saved lives

A new study shows that the number of fatal and serious car accidents has been cut in half … [READ MORE...]

Man threatened pedestrians with axe

Police responded in large numbers on Friday morning after receiving several calls for … [READ MORE...]


PHOTO: Marie Peyre

Northern Lights still burning bright

PHOTO FEATURE: The famed Northern Lights have continued to shimmer in the skies over Northern Norway this winter, thanks to solar storms on high and clear weather on the ground. Here are some recent images … [READ MORE]