Mother and son killed in motorcycle accident

A 16-year-old boy and his mother in her 40s were killed Tuesday when their motorcycle collided with a motor home on the E6 highway at Harpefoss in Gudbrandsdalen. Police said the woman died instantly while her son was declared dead shortly thereafter. One of the two persons in the motor home was injured and sent to […]

Swindlers prey on elderly victims

Police in Oslo were warning local residents against two men who have swindled at least 25 elderly people in recent months, the latest just in the past week. After claiming they need to fix their victims’ cable TV systems, they manage to get ahold of their victims’ bank cards and PIN codes, and quickly empty their […]

Man swam from Norway to Denmark

A 33-year-old man from the western Norwegian city of Haugesund has become the first person to swim over the Skagerrak from the tip of southern Norway to the tip of northern Denmark. Stian Vikra, who only started long-distance swimming six years ago, made the roughly 120-kilometer swim in 45 hours. Vikra dove into the waters off […]

Airlines resume flights to Israel

Scandinavian airlines are among those resuming flights to the Israeli capital that were suspended last week because of fears they weren’t safe. Traffic in and out of Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport was disrupted after rockets fired by the Palestinian organization Hamas landed relatively close to the airport. The battles going on between the Israelis […]

Thunderstorms spark airport chaos

Thousands of households, businesses and Oslo’s main airport at Gardermoen (OSL) were victims of power failures Sunday afternoon after thunderstorms crashed over the Romerike area northeast of Oslo. The power cuts knocked out OSL’s baggage-handling equipment, leading to chaos both at baggage claim and check-in. OSL’s baggage belts stood still from 1pm and still weren’t functioning […]

Jewish museums remain closed

Jewish museums in both Trondheim and Oslo remained closed over the weekend, at the urging of police. The Trondheim museum was advised to close after national security experts at police intelligence unit PST (Politiets sikkerhetstjeneste) announced vague but “credible” threats on Thursday of a terrorist attack against Norway. Last month’s attack on the Jewish museum in […]

Air space closed over Bergen

Norwegian civil aviation authorities closed the air space over downtown Bergen on Saturday at the urging of Norwegian police. Flights were forbidden over the area in order to help gain control over the air space in the wake of heightened concerns about a possible terrorist attack in Norway. It’s the middle of the summer tourism season […]

Countries update Norway travel advice

Several countries including the US, UK, Australia and France sent out travel advice to citizens on Friday, urging them to be extra alert during their Norway visit. The advice followed Thursday’s announcement by Norwegian authorities of a heightened terror threat level in the coming days. Police have not given any specific advice for tourists, reported […]

Terror hoaxes on social media

Police intelligence unit PST urged Norwegians not to believe everything they read on social media, after sites were flooded with false information about terror targets. Rumours started making the rounds on the Internet and via SMS chain messages after authorities warned on Thursday that Norway could be targeted by terrorists in the coming days. Authorities still […]

Embassies warn citizens in Norway

Several embassies in Oslo have increased security and sent warnings to their citizens living in Norway, after authorities warned of a terror threat against Norway in the coming days. While embassies reacted, the stock market remained steady on Thursday. The embassies’ response was in line with other increased security measures throughout the country. The US […]