Millions worth of salmon stolen

Police at Oslo’s main airport at Gardermoen are investigating the theft of an entire trailer-load of salmon during the weekend. The trailer containing fresh salmon valued at more than NOK 1 million disappeared from a refrigerated warehouse at Gardermoen Saturday night. The fully loaded trailer from Nordland County disappeared from salmon producer Marine Harvest’s facility at Gardermoen, […]

Tougher times for street musicians

Traveling street musicians who’ve played on the streets of Oslo for years have been having a tougher time earning any money this summer. They’re facing a host of new challenges, from changing customs to the introduction of regulations. “I first came here for the atmosphere,” Jim Pizza, an American musician who insists that’s his real […]

Sweden emerges as top holiday destination

Forget Mallorca, the Canary Islands and Greece. Sweden has emerged as the place where Norwegians spend most leisure time outside their own country, also this summer. “We’ve traveled on holiday to Sweden for 15 years,” Britt-Elin Meland Richmond of Kristiansund told newspaper Aftenposten over the weekend. She and her husband Bjørn are far from alone. According […]

New rain warnings up in Southern Norway

The state meteorologic institute issued warnings that more heavy rain is due to pour down on Telemark and Aust-Agder counties and most of southeastern Norway Tuesday night. “It can be quite intense,” predicted meteorologist Elbjørg Moxnes. “We’ve sent out warnings of 50 to 70 millimeters of rains in the course of 12 hours, beginning on Tuesday evening,” […]

More negligent farmers face charges

Norway has been undergoing another wave of incidents in which farmers neglect their livestock, and end up charged with severe violations of animal welfare laws. One farmer in Jæren, western Norway, was charged earlier this month after 177 of his sheep died because poor hygiene and a lack of food. “This is a serious case,” prosecutor […]

Summer emergencies increased

The Norwegian Red Cross carried out 15 percent more rescue operations this summer than last year. In July alone they were called out 210 times, up 50 percent over July 2016. The increase can be tied to the boom in tourism in Norway but also to more widespread mobile telephone coverage. “We see that the […]

Heavy rain set off flooding in Oslo

Torrential rain that poured down for hours on Wednesday left Norway’s capital with flooded cellars, streets and tunnels. Those attending the annual outdoor Øya music festival were drenched. State meteorologists registered 78.6 millimeters of rain at its weather station on Bygdøy in Oslo. Fully 21.1mm of it fell between 5- and 6pm. The heavy rain […]

Norway strikes new climate pact, with NASA

Last week Norway signed a climate pact with the state of California, to help it electrify driving. Now Norway has signed a new deal with the US’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), to strengthen monitoring of climate change in the Arctic. Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reported Tuesday that NASA and Norwegian mapping agency Kartverket will […]

Man charged in woman’s death

UPDATED: A 38-year-old man was arrested and charged with murder on Tuesday after a woman was found dead in a car on County Road RV33 at Feiring on the eastern shore of Lake Mjøsa. The man was arrested at the scene early Tuesday morning, after the car had run off the road. Police had received a report […]

North Koreans won 14-year-old girls’ Norway Cup

A group of 14-year-old North Korean girls who attend a football academy in Pyongyang full-time trounced all the other teams in their age class at this year’s Norway Cup. The football tournament is billed as the world’s largest for children and youth. It was the first time a team from the isolated dictatorship had taken part in Norway […]