Sounds from the 17th on Svalbard

VIDEO FEATURE: This was one of many busy brass bands in Norway on the 17th of May. Svalbard’s Longyearbyen Storband, all dressed in hardhats and working clothes from the state-owned coal company Store Norske, were out early for a wreath-laying at the town’s monument to miners, then marched in the parade and played at another tribute to […]

Party at the palace, and for the people

SEE THE VIDEO: An estimated 3,000 Norwegians streamed to the Royal Palace in Oslo on Tuesday evening, to pay tribute to King Harald and Queen Sonja as they began official celebrations of their 80th birthdays. Those defying chilly temperatures and the threat of rain on the palace grounds also got a glimpse of royals from all […]

Pipeline protests reach Parliament

SEE THE VIDEO: Protests in Norway against construction of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline in the US have not subsided. Scores of protesters gathered in front of the Norwegian Parliament Thursday evening, shortly after Greenpeace Norway presented a demand backed by 420 organizations in 50 countries that Norway’s biggest bank and many others immediately suspend funding for the […]

Sights and sounds of the 17th of May

SEE THE VIDEO: The 17th of May in Norway’s northern city of Kirkenes offered some refreshing differences from the country’s larger celebrations in cities like Oslo or Bergen. Its children’s parade marched through residential areas instead of the city center, for example, and it was extra colourful with all the Sami celebrants wearing their formal […]

Horses led parade: See what happened

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

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 […]

See the West Coast from a new angle

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 […]

An unconventional look at Bardu

VIDEO FEATURE: Bardu is the title of  the latest unconventional view of Norway by artist Kristian Larsen, whose innovative Oslo in motion video got a lot of reader-viewer attention earlier this year. This time, Larsen is using his trademark time-lapse technique to portray his hometown of Bardu. For improved view, see instructions below. Encompassing a total area […]

12,000 photos set Oslo in motion

VIDEO FEATURE: Oslo in Motion is the title of  a new video by artist Kristian Larsen, who has combined thousands of still photos to portray Norway’s capital in a novel way. The photos were shot mostly with a hand-held camera at various Oslo hotspots over a two-week period in May. Oslo in Motion from Kristian […]

Flood disaster moving south

SEE NRK VIDEO: As state officials declared disaster areas in severely flooded portions of southern Norway, attention was turning to the new threats posed by rapidly rising water levels along the Glomma River and where it flows into the large lake east of Oslo called Øyeren. Landslides, meanwhile, were causing more damage from Telemark in […]