Opposition grows to fjord dumping

More than 200 young environmental activists and some top politicians gathered along the scenic Førde Fjord in the mountains of western Norway earlier this week, in a fervent effort to keep it that way. They joined local residents who firmly oppose a mining company’s plans to use the fjord as a dump for 250 tons of tailings and chemical […]

A touch of Miami in the heart of Oslo

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. […]

Fjordside tourist village evacuated

UPDATED: The village of Geiranger on the World Heritage-listed Geirangerfjord was evacuated and searched on Thursday aftenoon, after the coast guard (Kystverket) increased its readiness level to two. The action followed a warning by national police and security authorities that they’d received credible information about a terrorist attack against Norway in the coming days. The […]

Activists give up ‘monster mast’ fight

Norway’s state-owned power grid enterprise Statnett has quietly completed a fourth of its controversial new power line project on the north side of the Hardanger Fjord. Environmental activists and a long list of community leaders and politicians were bitterly opposed to what they called “monster masts,” but are now giving up two years of civil […]