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]

Business and Trade Minister Monica Mæland faces tough questions over her decision to replace Statkraft's chairman with one of her own friends and party colleagues, former Culture Minister Thorhild Widvey.  PHOTO: NFD

Alleged conflict plagues minister

Monica Mæland, Norway's government minister in charge of business and trade who's been tackling corruption cases at several Norwegian companies lately, now finds herself caught in a conflict herself. She's … [READ MORE]

Lithuanian convicted of killing Monika

A court in Western Norway has convicted the main suspect in the death of an eight-year-old girl in her home near Bergen five years ago. The case has sparked widespread media coverage in Norway because the local … [READ MORE]

Growing numbers of cruiseships in the fjords, like her in Aurland, can mean growing carbon emissions. Now the state intends to monitor cruise activity in three fjords. PHOTO: newsinenglish.no

State to monitor cruise emissions

Norway has become a popular cruise destination in recent years, but the vessels themselves can belch out high levels of emissions in the country's fjords. Now the state is keen to measure those emissions, and … [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]


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...]


Carew turns action hero

Former Norwegian football star John Carew is now concentrating his efforts on … [READ MORE...]


Motorist crashed into reindeer herd

A man in his 40s drove into a herd of reindeer on the E6 highway between Alta and Skaidi … [READ MORE...]

Rockslide closes main mountain highway

One of Norway's most heavily trafficked highways over the mountains between Oslo and … [READ MORE...]

Skiing team’s doctor resigns

Knut Gabrielsen, the doctor for Norway's men's national ski team who'd wrongly advised … [READ MORE...]

Norway’s oldest man dead at 109

Prime Minister Erna Solberg attended his last birthday party two month ago. On Saturday, … [READ MORE...]

Cake-thrower released from prison

A British woman who was convicted of throwing a cake at a Norwegian government minister … [READ MORE...]

No Tour de France victories this year

UPDATED: None of the four Norwegian cyclists competing in this year's Tour de France won … [READ MORE...]


The "inside story" of what happened on the island of Utøya five years ago this week is now being told through a unique exhibit of the text messages exchanged between terrified youngsters on the island and their parents. PHOTO: newsinenglish.no

Messages recall the terror on Utøya

-I'm so scared, there are many dead people lying around me. At least 10. -Help is on the way. Hold out! You're the toughest person I know! -Mamma, I'm so afraid to die. -Astrid - you are not going to … [READ MORE]