Conservatives' leader Erna Solberg (left) was the first to hit the campaign trail this week, visiting Christian Democrats' leader Knut Arild Hareide (center) and his mother at Hareide's parents' home on the West Coast. PHOTO: Høyre

Election campaign cranks into gear

Norway's national parliamentary election is less than six weeks away, but only now are politicians returning from their summer holidays and getting into campaign mode. Many voters seem to assume that Norway's … [READ MORE...]

The Munch Museum has also gotten a boost from its new sponsor, Flytoget, which has decorated its airport express trains with Munch's art. PHOTO:

Viking ships lose out to Munch

Two of Oslo's most traditional tourist attractions, the Viking Ship Museum and Norwegian Folk Museum at Bygdøy, are reporting declines in their numbers of visitors. Summer crowds this year seem to be spending … [READ MORE...]

Police launch search for bank robber

UPDATED: An armed, blond man wearing a black motorcycle suit robbed a bank in downtown Stavanger on Wednesday after first attempting an armed robbery outside a bank in Sandnes, south of Stavanger. Witnesses … [READ MORE...]

Gardermoen, OSL airport

Easier OSL transfers meet resistance

Both police and customs officials are warning the Norwegian government against plans to introduce easier, streamlined transfers for passengers arriving at Oslo's main airport at Gardermoen (OSL). They claim the … [READ MORE...]

The Oseberg Field Centre has already been hit by the strike, which now may result in a lock-out that would shut down all Norwegian oil installations in the North Sea. PHOTO: Statoil/Øyvind hagen

New government may split oil fund

Norway's enormous sovereign wealth fund, known as the "oil fund," looks set to be split up into several different funds if a new, non-socialist government takes over after the September 9 national election. All … [READ MORE...]

Trade Minister Trond Giske is angry and upset that Cermaq's board approved bonuses for company executives without telling him. PHOTO:

Politicians frown on Cermaq bonuses

Trade Minister Trond Giske of the Labour Party wasn't the only state politician unhappy to hear that executives leading the state-controlled seafood firm Cermaq could celebrate the sale of its fish-feed unit … [READ MORE...]

Politician resigns after spreading porn

UPDATED: Just as Norway's Conservative Party (Høyre) was launching its election campaign over the weekend came news that one of its elected city council representatives had been caught stealing naked photos … [READ MORE...]



Police charge Høyre politician

Tor Johannes Helleland, the Conservatives (Høyre) politician who hacked his way … [READ MORE...]

Thor Hushovd

Cyclist Hushovd vindicated again

Thor Hushovd, the veteran Norwegian cyclist, could once again savour a sweet … [READ MORE...]

Joachim Rønning (left), Espen Sandberg

‘Kon-Tiki’ directors may join Academy

The Norwegian director duo best known for their most recent film Kon-Tiki have … [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...]


Alleged serial murderer acquitted

A Swedish psychiatric patient was acquitted on Wednesday of the last in a series of … [READ MORE...]

Problems rise around foreign truck drivers

Police in Norway are sounding alarms over what they call a hazardous driving culture among … [READ MORE...]

Triumphant return for football heroines

The Norwegian women's national football team was met with flag-waving fans at Oslo's main … [READ MORE...]

Finnmark hit by lightning

Wide areas of Finnmark in Northern Norway have been hit by thunder and lightning in recent … [READ MORE...]

Woman killed while rafting

On the same day that a local rafting firm in Dagali advertised rafting as "No risk, no … [READ MORE...]

Statoil signals cost cuts

Norwegian state oil company Statoil is poised for another round of cost-cutting after … [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]