Arendal, an historic town on Norway's southern coast, will be hosting most of the movers and shakers in Norway for the next week, when top politicians and business leaders get together for the second annual "Arendalsuka." PHOTO:

Election campaign heads to Arendal

Top politicians from all of Norway's political parties will be showing up in the scenic coastal town of Arendal from Wednesday, when the second "political meeting place" called "Arendalsuka" gets underway. … [READ MORE...]

Gustav Vigeland's iconic statue of an angry little boy has recently developed a shiny left hand, because so many tourists have been holding it. PHOTO:

Too many hands on ‘Sinnataggen’

The popular statue of an angry little boy in Oslo's Frogner Park, called "Sinnataggen," is suddenly showing signs of being a bit too popular this summer. Tourists keep holding its hand, and that's causing … [READ MORE...]

Norway has lots of tunnels all over the country, and hundreds of the older ones are in need of improvements. PHOTO:

Hundreds of tunnels need renovation

A dramatic fire inside one of Norway's many tunnels on Monday points up the need to upgrade hundreds of them, officials have confirmed. A divisional director at the state highway department (Statens … [READ MORE...]

Norway closes 15 embassies to public

Norwegian authorities changed their minds on Monday and announced that 15 embassies in North and East Africa and the Middle East would be closed to the public at least through the end of the week. They're … [READ MORE...]


Labour gathers campaign troops

The Norwegian Labour Party's secretary Raymond Johansen opened the garden of his home in Oslo over the weekend to welcome party leaders and drum up enthusiasm for the election campaign ahead. They're all … [READ MORE...]

Welfare worker stabbed at NAV office

UPDATED: A woman working at a local NAV social welfare office in Oslo was stabbed early Monday by one of her clients, setting off an armed police operation to apprehend her assailant in the residential area … [READ MORE...]

Thunderstorms have been rolling over Oslo and many other places in southern Norway, and hit a climax during the weekend. PHOTO:

Thunderstorms set off floods, fires

Powerful thunderstorms that rolled over much of southern Norway during the weekend not only spoiled many outdoor events but set off flooding and even a few fires. In Rogaland County on the west coast, flood … [READ MORE...]


Ivar Aasen had a major impact on the Norwegian language, contended his supporters on the bicentennial Monday of his birth. PHOTO: Wikipedia

Language creator hailed and decried

Ivar Aasen would have been 200 years old on Monday, and his bicentennial was … [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...]


Tunnel fire injures 70

Hospitals all over western Norway were taking in persons caught in a dramatic fire in the … [READ MORE...]

Store opening hours enter campaign debate

City leaders in the Conservative-run cities of Oslo and Bergen want to allow stores to … [READ MORE...]

Norseman triathlon drew 226

This year's Norseman Xtreme Triathlon attracted 226 participants who subjected themselves … [READ MORE...]

Three stabbed in Bergen

Police in Bergen launched a major manhunt during the night after three persons were … [READ MORE...]

Prison officials move Breivik

Norwegian prison officials have decided to temporarily move mass murderer Anders Behring … [READ MORE...]

Notorious thief jailed again

A Norwegian man known as "Vandreren" (The Wanderer), who's been convicted 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]