Summer weather sets new records

After a record wet June, most of Norway headed into one of the warmest and dryest months of July on record, especially in southern and southeastern Norway (Sørlandet and Østlandet). It's been mighty warm up … [READ MORE...]

For now, Vardø remains a classic example of a remote Norwegian settlement struggling to retain its purpose and population. Homes abandoned by residents who moved on pose a dilemma for city officials who can't afford to take them over, and keep hoping their owners will return. Snowmobiles, meanwhile, wait for the next long winter. PHOTO: Berglund

Conflicts rise over snowmobile use

Local townships around Norway want more flexibility over whether to allow snowmobile use in their areas, not least as a means of attracting winter tourists. The state government is considering easing … [READ MORE...]

Refugees ‘spied on and threatened’

Refugees in Norway are regularly spied on and threatened by agents of the governments they fled, confirms the acting leader of the counterespionage unit of Norway's police intelligence unit PST (Politiets … [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...]

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...]

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...]



Petrenko takes on Philharmonic

The Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra is finally about to officially take on the young … [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...]


Rockslide isolates hundreds

Around 500 residents and visitors in the small community of Todalen in Nordmøre, central … [READ MORE...]

Norway to hold first wine auction

Norway's state-controlled wine and liquor retailer, Vinmonopolet, reports an … [READ MORE...]

Alleged serial murderer acquitted

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


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]