Finally a Norwegian victory in ‘Le Tour’

Edvald Boasson Hagen finally pulled off a Norwegian victory in the Tour de France on Friday, the first since 2014. After several photo-finishes that left him just so close, the 30-year-old Norwegian knocked out … [READ MORE...]

Power failure strands 400 passengers

Nearly 400 passengers on board the afternoon train from Oslo to Bergen had to be evacuated in a forest area between Hønefoss and Vikersund on Friday, after the train itself tore down its connection to overhead … [READ MORE]

Ferry revolution now well underway

More than 50 electric ferries will be in service on the fjords around Norway by the end of 2020, reported the state highway department this week. Environmental organization Bellona called it a "fantastic … [READ MORE]

Embattled politician drops her holiday

While most top Norwegian politicians are taking a least a week or two off this summer, Liberal Party leader Trine Skei Grande is already on the campaign trail in an effort to win back voters instead. Grande's … [READ MORE]

Norway shifts to automatic gear

There's a quiet automobile revolution going on in Norway that will likely make life a lot easier for visitors renting cars who never learned how to drive with a clutch and manually shift gears. More and more … [READ MORE]

Old US Embassy waits for a buyer

The "Stars 'n' Stripes" no longer fly over the old US Embassy building in Oslo, and its police guard house across the street seems as abandoned as the darkened structure itself. Sale of the now-strangely quiet … [READ MORE]

Tourists greeted by building projects

Thousands of tourists arriving in Oslo this summer have been greeted by major construction projects, not least around the busiest and most popular spots in town. Neither City Hall Plaza (Rådhusplassen) nor the … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

Show-biz ‘godfather’ mourned

Norway's entertainment and music world was mourning the loss this week of … [READ MORE...]

Teen idols face rebuke after concert

Norway's wildly popular singing duo, Marcus & Martinus, successfully … [READ MORE...]

World champ defends his title

Norway doesn't only have skiing and chess world champions, it's also home to the … [READ MORE...]

Hopes still high in Tour de France

The three Norwegian cyclists taking part in this year's Tour de France haven't … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Oslo museum projects in exclusive exhibition

Two Norwegian museums currently under construction have made it into an exclusive … [READ MORE...]

Satellites to monitor fishing and oil spills

Norway launched two satellites from Kazakhstan late last week, to monitor shipping … [READ MORE...]

Seafood exports break all records

Despite a decline in the export of trout, herring and shellfish, Norwegian seafood exports … [READ MORE...]

Fatal boat fire under investigation

The state search and rescue service for Southern Norway is asking the national accidents … [READ MORE...]

Police probe cattle injuries

A cattle owner in Valdres has reported injuries suffered by 10 of his free-grazing cattle … [READ MORE...]

Widerøe cancels more flights

Norway's small domestic airline Widerøe cancelled several more scheduled flights late this … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

Norway shuttering the summer ‘seter’

PHOTO FEATURE: The long tradition of moving sheep, cattle and goats up to grazing land at higher elevations lives on in Norway. A new study shows, however, that fully 99 percent of the traditional mountain … [READ MORE]