Guests galore at royal garden party

King Harald

PHOTO FEATURE: King Harald and Queen Sonja hosted a garden party on the grounds of the Royal Palace in Oslo on Thursday, that’s bound to go down in the history books. The event was part of a series of celebrations marking 25 years since King Harald became monarch, and it made a special impression because of his unusually […]

A-ha musician helps transform Fornebu

Furuholmen's Fornebu project

PHOTO FEATURE: Fornebu, the former site of Oslo’s main airport just west of the city, has been undergoing a major transformation since the airport closed and a new one opened at Gardermoen in 1998. It’s taken time for Fornebu’s redevelopment to take shape, but now the former runways are parks, new residential and commercial projects have opened and […]

Owls get nesting help in Aremark

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PHOTO FEATURE: It’s high season for nesting birds in Norway, and many Norwegians are more than happy to help their feathered friends provide for the next generation. Among them is Ole Lagerholt of Aremark in Southern Norway, who has made and placed more than 50 nesting boxes in his local forests, and recently was delighted […]

Tromsø shines in mid-winter spotlight

Tromsø, Tromsdalstinden

PHOTO FEATURE: Norway’s northern city of Tromsø was welcoming thousands of visitors last week for its annual Tromsø International Film Festival (TIFF). Scenes outside packed cinemas around town could also offer rare combinations of light and imagery, as Tromsø lived up to its reputation as the “City of Lights” in the far north. Tromsø’s annual film […]

Norway rang in a ‘Green Christmas’

Royal Palace, Green Christmas

PHOTO FEATURE: Norwegians settled into their lengthy Christmas holidays with hardly any snow in any of the major cities and towns this year. Centuries of snowbound traditions involving winter sports and sleigh rides are having to give way to new means of maintaining holiday spirits. This was the scene outside the Royal Palace in Oslo this week, with nary […]

Winter is coming… just not sure when

Winter is coming, "blå time" in Nordmarka

PHOTO FEATURE: After the warmest October on record, November has offered more seasonably appropriate temperatures, at least until now. Ice was forming on lakes in the hills around Oslo over the weekend, but state meteorologists predict the weather might warm up again. The trees and trails in some areas of Nordmarka, the forest just north of […]

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

Light

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 […]