Horses led parade: See what happened

Horses, police, 17th of May

SEE THE VIDEO: Mounted police in dress uniform led Norway’s Constitution Day parade on the 17th of May in Oslo on Sunday. Behind them were tens of thousands of children and their teachers from 106 schools in the Norwegian capital, all dressed up for the annual parade on Norway’s national day. Here’s what happened after the horses were […]

Ceremonial start to the 17th of May

The wreath placed at the site where Norwegian patriots were executed during the occupation of Norway from 1940 to 1945. PHOTO: newsinenglish.no

SEE THE VIDEO: “They fought, they fell, they gave us everything.” It doesn’t rhyme in English, but an early morning ceremony on Norway’s national day on Sunday, the 17th of May, hailed the fallen heroes who helped win back the country’s freedom 70 years ago this spring. The ceremony at the Akershus Fortress and Castle in […]

Russian Embassy drew huge crowd

Russian Embassy reception

So many guests responded favourably to an invitation to a Liberation Day reception at the Russian Embassy in Oslo on Friday that they literally had to line up to get in. Far from boycotting the event, because of heightened tensions between Norway and Russia, the hundreds of diplomats, business associates and even the mayor of Oslo […]

See the West Coast from a new angle

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PHOTO FEATURE: Norway’s West Coast has been under pressure lately because of the slowdown in its offshore industry, but its seascapes, dramatic weather and everyday life remain as pulsating as ever. Now that’s all been captured by civil engineer and hobby filmmaker Thomas Tepstad Berge, through timelapse images taken over a period of three years. West Coast from […]

‘Godt nyttår,’ Happy New Year to all our readers

Aker Brygge sunset, New Year's Eve 2014

As the sun set not only on Oslo’s Aker Brygge on New Year’s Eve but also on 2014, we’d like to wish our readers “godt nyttår” from our base here in Norway’s capital, and share a few more holiday photos. This photo was taken just after 3pm on New Year’s Eve, as a surprising number of folks […]

‘Holiday peace’ finally settled in

Jul on Karl Johans Gate

PHOTO FEATURE: The Norwegians call it “julefred,” an unusually quiet period that begins around 3pm on “julaften” (Christmas Eve). Stores and offices close for at least two days, many hotels and restaurants already have, and even the public transportation system shuts down for a few hours when the Christmas holidays in Norway officially begin. There […]

Fall colors keep blazing around Oslo

Autumn colors, marka, scenery,

PHOTO FEATURE: The reds, golds and deep greens of autumn have been firing up local landscapes in Norway during the past few weeks, not least around Oslo. The brilliant leaves are constantly threatened by wind and storms blowing in, but the hills were still alive this past week with some breathtaking views less than an […]

Autumn arrives in all its colorful glory

PHOTO: Marie Peyre

PHOTO FEATURE: After one of the warmest summers on record, autumn is arriving around the country in spectacular fashion. Fall colors are breaking out all over, just in time for thousands of school children and their families to head off for mountain hikes during their one-week annual høstferie (autumn holidays). Journalist and photographer Marie Peyre just went […]

A touch of Miami in the heart of Oslo

PHOTO: newsinenglish.no/Nina Berglund

PHOTO FEATURE: As Oslo sweltered through yet another uncharacteristically hot day on Tuesday, the newly developed area along the fjord at Tjuvholmen took on distinctly un-Norwegian characteristics of its own. Bikinis have replaced bunads this summer as overheated locals throw themselves into the water, while huge cruiseships and lots of pleasure boats loom in the background. […]

Tall Ships sail on, despite terror threat

Tall Ships Races in Fredrikstad

PHOTO FEATURE: Dozens of the most graceful and historic vessels in the world have been sailing along Norway’s coast this month, as the annual Tall Ships Races called first at Fredrikstad in the south and then, this week, sailed into Bergen. The Tall Ships Races scheduled for this weekend unexpectedly coincided with heightened security around the country […]