Video: Ai Weiwei exhibit at Kistefos

Anniversary greeting to readers

While Norway was celebrating its Constitution Day on the 17th of May, this website was celebrating its third anniversary. It was no coincidence that we chose the Norwegians’ most festive day of the year to launch Views and News from Norway – Since the 17th of May in 2009, we’ve been trying to keep […]

Moose rescued from the ice

SEE THE VIDEO: Life isn’t always easy for the Norwegian moose, especially young moose. This week, a calf wandered out onto a frozen lake southeast of Trondheim, Selbusjøen, and promptly ran into trouble. Just like in the classic Walt Disney cartoon about Bambi, the baby deer, this (relatively) little moose simply couldn’t stand up. But […]

Sights and sounds of Peace Prize Day

Festive May Day despite chilly rain

Thousands of champions of Norway’s social welfare state defied cold, wet weather on Saturday to march through the streets and celebrate the working folks. May 1st may simply be a flowery “May Day” elsewhere, but in Norway it’s an important, traditional tribute to organized labour. Flags adorned the streets and flew all around City Hall […]