Tall Ships sail on, despite terror threat

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 […]

EuroPride 2014 photo special

Music, smiles and all the colours of the rainbow highlighted this year’s gay pride parade through downtown Oslo. See how tens of thousands of people made a point of being proud of who they are, while others cheered them on.   ALL PHOTOS: newsinenglish.no Click here to read our news report from EuroPride

Gorgeous weather warmed folks up

After one of the gloomiest winters on record, spring seemed to have sprung over the weekend. Brilliantly sunny skies and no wind left the Oslo Fjord smooth as glass, but state meteorologists warned that colder days loomed ahead. The weather was simply gorgeous over most of southern Norway on both Saturday and Sunday. From Trondheim to […]

A cultural treasure before the blaze

UPDATED: The Norwegian mountain town of Lærdalsøyri, hit by a devastating fire over the weekend, has long contained what historians call a “unique” concentration of small wooden houses on par with the better-known preserved districts of Gamle Stavanger and the neighbourhood behind Bryggen in Bergen. Conservationists were cautiously optimistic on Monday that the majority of […]

Dazzling display of autumn colours

PICTURE STORY: The annual display of autumn leaves has seemed especially dazzling around southern Norway this year, and it’s lasted long as well. From the earliest golden hues in the mountains in August, to the brilliant red and orange foliage along the Oslo Fjord this past week, the colourful season has been enhanced by unusually […]

Looking beyond the destruction

PHOTO FEATURE: Two years after a bomber attacked Norway’s government complex in Oslo, Norwegians could finally see for themselves how the buildings held up. State officials hosted an unusual “open house” that resulted in a weekend of reflection for many over the events of July 22, 2011, and over options for rebuilding. Hover your mouse […]

Late summer in the mountains

PICTURE SERIES: Neither rain, nor sleet, nor dark of day will keep eager hikers indoors. This group kept trudging towards the peak called “Høgevarde” atop Norefjell in the middle of a downpour on Sunday, complete with hail, making the most of a late summer weekend. As summer eases into autumn in Norway, the mountains continue […]

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 town, putting their mark on crumbling facades and abandoned factories. The result lives on, adding color and unusual renewal […]

Far North shines in Midnight Sun

PHOTO SERIES: Northern Norway can get a lot of rough and dramatic weather, but at this time of year, when the Midnight Sun gets a chance to come out, the far northern county of Finnmark can be nothing short of spectacular. See for yourself, on some early summer nights earlier this month. (Hover your mouse […]

‘Gratulerer med dagen!’

PICTURE SERIES: That’s the standard greeting on the 17th of May in Norway, when residents congratulate each other over the country’s constitution and its sovereignty. This year’s festivities took place mostly in surprisingly summer-like conditions, with some cities like Trondheim reporting record warm temperatures of as high as 25C (77F). In Oslo, skies were overcast […]