Marte Dalelv was hoping to obtain an exit visa on Tuesday and travel home to Norway on Wednesday. Her passport was returned to her on Monday, ending a nightmare that began during a business trip to Dubai in March. PHOTO: ReleaseMarte campaign

Dubai rape victim returns to Norway

Marte Deborah Dalelv, the young Norwegian woman who was jailed in Dubai after she reported being raped there, has returned safely to Norway. She left Dubai Tuesday night and arrived at Sandefjord Airport Torp … [READ MORE...]

The Airport Express Train serving Oslo's main airport at Gardermoen (Flytoget) is more popular than ever, but capacity is strained because of strong airport passenger growth. PHOTO:

Airport trains need to expand

Heavy and constantly growing traffic in and out of Oslo's main airport at Gardermoen (OSL) is forcing expansion not only of the airport itself but of the Airport Express Train (Flytoget) that gets many … [READ MORE...]

PHOTO: Dubai Department of Topurism and Commerce Marketing

Calls persist for Dubai boycott

Politicians at both ends of Norway's political spectrum continue to urge Norwegians to drop plans for holidays in Dubai, even though Dubai officials gave up their conviction of a young Norwegian woman who was … [READ MORE...]

Marte Dalelv's trip to Dubai turned into a nightmare when she was jailed and convicted of having extramarital sex after reporting a rape. On Monday, Dubai authorities pardoned and released her, in the glare of intense international criticism. PHOTO: ReleaseMarte campaign

Dubai rape victim finally set free

UPDATED: Government authorities in Dubai, faced with a tourism boycott for jailing and convicting a young Norwegian woman who'd reported a rape, chose to pardon and release her on Monday. Norwegian Foreign … [READ MORE...]

Prime Minister Jens Stolenberg attended several memorials on Monday, including the Labour Party youth's gathering near Utøya, site of the 2011 massacre. PHOTO: Statsministerens kontor

July 22 memorials held nationwide

Memorials were being held all over Norway on Monday as state and community leaders lent support to survivors of the terrorist attacks of July 22, 2011. Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, who had a full schedule … [READ MORE...]

Immigration viewed more favourably

Two years after a right-wing extremist Norwegian attacked the country's Labour Party-led government, claiming it was too open to immigration, a vast majority of Norwegians are now viewing immigration much more … [READ MORE...]

Vardø's fishing industry grounded many years ago, and city officials say less than 100 people now work in the once-bustling business. Good cod stocks in recent years may boost fishing fortunes once again, but no one is getting overly optimistic. PHOTO: Berglund

Arctic community looks to the light

VARDØ: While Norwegians make the most of their short summer, hardy citizens of this small island city up in Norway's far northeast can't claim to have any official summer days at all, statistically speaking. … [READ MORE...]


Haakon, Mette-Marit

Royal tent party raised eyebrows

UPDATED: Crown Prince Haakon, who turned 40 on Saturday by parachuting into his … [READ MORE...]

Queen Sonja

Queen’s art sells well

Queen Sonja opened her first separate exhibition of her own art at a gallery in … [READ MORE...]


Eurovision winner back home again

Margaret Berger, who represented Norway in this year's Eurovision Song Contest, … [READ MORE...]

Edvald Boasson Hagen

No jerseys for Norwegians yet

UPDATED: The three Norwegians riding in this year's Tour de France haven't … [READ MORE...]


Six fires in 12 hours

Oslo's fire brigade had a challenging Tuesday with a total of six fires breaking out in … [READ MORE...]

Fleeing car crashes in store

Two people who had failed to stop at a police checkpoint were taken to hospital after … [READ MORE...]

Regulator slaps top Oslo restaurant

Oslo’s top Maaemo restaurant which has two stars in the Michelin guide did not impress … [READ MORE...]

Norway moves on to Euro 2013 semi-finals

Norway's female football stars scored again on Monday, beating Spain's national team 3-1 … [READ MORE...]

Norway greets Britain’s royal baby

Norway's royal family congratulated Britain's royal house on the news that Kate, Duchess … [READ MORE...]

Racer caught speeding, too

Crown Prince Haakon isn't the only Norwegian male celebrity to be caught speeding lately. … [READ MORE...]


Street art lives on in Arctic township

PHOTO SERIES: Some might see the northern Norwegian township of Vardø as an Arctic outpost. Last summer, a group of 12 street artists saw Vardø as their canvas and fanned out around the proud but dilapidated … [READ MORE]