Aker could wave its flags even higher this week from here at its new headquarters at Fornebu outside Oslo, after forcing through what may be the first of many mergers within the troubled offshore sector. PHOTO: newsinenglish.no

Aker also flexes market muscle

Statoil isn't the only major Norwegian company flexing its market muscle in a depressed oil and offshore industry. Norwegian tycoon Kjell Inge Røkke's Aker concern has tapped its own strength to … [READ MORE...]

E16 Nærøydalen, rockslide

Mountain highway opening Saturday

UPDATED: Geologists gave Norway's state highway department a green light to start clearing the E16 highway between Voss and Gudvangen on Thursday, and it was due to reopen on Saturday. The road was abruptly … [READ MORE]

The combination of cruises that also call at popular destinations like here at Tromsø also attracts passengers, who can see plenty of spectacular scenery along the way. PHOTO: newsinenglish.no

Hurtigruten owners poised to profit

The British investment fund that bought up 90 percent of the shares in Norway's famed coastal shipping line Hurtigruten may see the value of its stake double if it succeeds in finding new buyers. That means … [READ MORE]

Statoil CEO Eldar Sætre, shown here visiting an offshore platform himself, remains under pressure to cut more costs. Now the company is studying its offshore staffing, making platform workers nervous. PHOTO: Statoil

Statoil eyes new cuts in North Sea

Norwegian oil company Statoil will have slashed its costs by around NOK 2.5 billion a year when it wraps up its so-called STEP efficiency program at the end of the year, but it's not enough. Now the company … [READ MORE]

A train on the Bergen line damaged driving lines and broke down in a tunnel on Wednesday night, forcing the evacuation of 130 passengers. The diesel engine brought in to tow the train caused further damage overnight, crippling the Bergen rail network throughout Thursday. PHOTO: Rolf M Sørensen/NSB

Tourists sell out Oslo-Bergen train

Never before have so many tourists been taking the train over the mountains between Bergen and Oslo. The popular line, known as Bergensbanen, has been been completely sold out in July, and the country's other … [READ MORE]

Statoil’s loss sends its shares tumbling

Norway's largest company, state-controlled oil firm Statoil, released results Wednesday morning that were "much, much worse than expected," sending chills throughout the market and the country's entire oil … [READ MORE]

Statoil continues to pump up profits from its oil and gas operations. Pictured here, the Sleipner platform off Norway. PHOTO: Statoil/Dag Myrestrand

Authorities probe Statoil’s dominance

Oil service and shipping companies have been among those worrying the most that Norway's state oil company Statoil has too much market power on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Its dominance is now being … [READ MORE]



Sveaas donates Stradivarius

Wealthy Norwegian businessman and investor Christen Sveaas is sharing his … [READ MORE...]

Gerhard Heiberg

IOC: ‘Naive, stupid’ and ‘cowardly’

"We have been naive and stupid," declared Gerhard Heiberg, Norway's veteran … [READ MORE...]

PHOTO: Holmenkollen Ski Festival/Magnus Nylokken

Supporters rally around stricken skier

Norwegian skiers, Norway's national skiing federation and even commercial … [READ MORE...]

Kjetil Rekdal

Rekdal makes way for Deila

Kjetil Rekdal, one of Norway's most high-profile and tough-talking football … [READ MORE...]


Solberg mulls moving a mountain for Finland

Prime Minister Erna Solberg says she's "considering" a request from a northern … [READ MORE...]

Springsteen attracted another huge crowd

Norwegians proved once again that they're big fans of US rock star Bruce Springsteen. … [READ MORE...]

Unemployment declined in July

Norwegian state welfare agency NAV has registered another slight deline in unemployment … [READ MORE...]

Bergen sets new record for rain

Norway's west coast city of Bergen has long been known for its rain, but it's outdoing … [READ MORE...]

Wolf spotted on Norway’s south coast

Folks on summer holiday along Norway's popular southern coast at Arendal sprang to … [READ MORE...]

Complaints rise over Russian air pollution

Russia's controversial smelter at Nikel, just over the border southeast of Kirkenes, has … [READ MORE...]


Record numbers of tourists are visiting Oslo and the rest of Norway this summer, like these vistors from China. PHOTO: newsinenglish.no

Tourists pour in like never before

More foreign tourists than ever before are visiting Norway this year, and with many Norwegians staying in the country as well this summer, the tourism industry is booming. Norway's mountains and fjords are … [READ MORE]