Pilgrimages keep gaining popularity

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Crown Prince Haakon's official re-opening of Norway's historic pilgrim trail from Oslo to the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim. More pilgrims than ever are hiking at least … [READ MORE...]

The summer magic of Norway’s ‘marka’

PHOTO FEATURE: Most Norwegian towns and cities are surrounded by local hills and forests known as marka. They provide a fantastic rereational getaway for hiking in summer and skiing in winter, accessible by … [READ MORE]

Statoil pumps up its profits once again

Norway's biggest and arguably most important company, Statoil, impressed analysts with its second-quarter results on Thursday. The company is clearly benefiting from higher oil prices and cost control, and now … [READ MORE]

Teen dies after grocery store stabbings

UPDATED: A 17-year-old girl working at a Coop Obs grocery store in Kristiansand was fatally stabbed while on duty Wednesday evening by a 15-year-old runaway from a juvenile detention facility. A second person, … [READ MORE]

Tourist boom spurs more toilet trouble

Norway has won international acclaim for its elegant roadside rest stops and stunning vista points set up along refurbished national tourist routes. The sheer numbers of tourists this summer have, however, … [READ MORE]

‘Tour de France’ may extend to Norway

Some powerful forces are reportedly at work to bring some opening stages of the Tour de France to Norway in 2022. Norwegian state-owned oil company Statoil may help finance the effort that would show off … [READ MORE]

Party leaders hit the campaign trail

NEWS ANALYSIS: The leaders of Norway's political parties are all now launching into summer campaigning, seven weeks ahead of the next parliamentary election on September 11. Even though Norwegians vote for … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

Jørgen Kosmo dead at 69

He was known as an informal politician who rose to become a defense minister, … [READ MORE...]

Jazz community mourns Kapstad

Norway's jazz community has been paying tribute this past week to pianist and … [READ MORE...]

Finally a Norwegian victory in ‘Le Tour’

Edvald Boasson Hagen finally pulled off a Norwegian victory in the Tour de … [READ MORE...]

Show-biz ‘godfather’ mourned

Norway's entertainment and music world was mourning the loss this week of … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Norway Cup to open under tight security

Armed police would be in place when Norway Cup, the world's largest football tournament … [READ MORE...]

Shootings shake Oslo

Oslo Police were dealing with two shootings on the streets of Oslo Thursday morning, one … [READ MORE...]

Stronger ‘krone’ aids Norwegians on holiday

For the first time in nine months, it's been costing less than eight Norwegian kroner to … [READ MORE...]

Stranded Norwegian passengers delayed again

After nearly three full days stuck at an airport in Oakland, California, 280 weary and … [READ MORE...]

Norwegian officials following Swedes’ IT scandal closely

Norwegian security experts and government officials are concerned about a severe breach of … [READ MORE...]

Flood victims lack power and water

After being inundated with water from heavy rain and flooding, residents of Utvik  in the … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

Norway shifts to automatic gear

There's a quiet automobile revolution going on in Norway that will likely make life a lot easier for visitors renting cars who never learned how to drive with a clutch and manually shift gears. More and more … [READ MORE]