Norwegian vessel sails to North Pole

Norway's polar exploration heroes Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen never managed to sail all the the way to the North Pole, but a vessel from the country's coast guard finally did on Wednesday. The ship's … [READ MORE...]

Støre ‘ready’ to take over government

His Labour Party is falling in the polls and his personal popularity is low. Labour leader Jonas Gahr Støre has nonetheless confirmed that he stands ready to take over as Norway's prime minister if Erna … [READ MORE]

Norway to try more flexible school start

Schools are opening all over the country this week, with lots of six-year-olds probably the most excited or anxious as they enter the first grade. Next year there may be more girls than boys, as authorities … [READ MORE]

Road tolls can cost the state dearly

Finance Minister Siv Jensen's Progress Party reignited the Norwegian government's internal battle over bompenger (road tolls) on Sunday. The ongoing battle is still threatening to unravel Prime Minister Erna … [READ MORE]

Terrorist wanted ‘to scare Muslims’

The 21-year-old Norwegian charged with firing shots inside a mosque and murdering his Chinese-born step-sister last weekend agreed on Monday to undergo a pre-trial psychiatric observation. He now refuses to … [READ MORE]

Russia won’t let Hurtigruten sail

Russian authorities have spoiled some exclusive Arctic cruise plans for passengers on board one of the Norwegian shipping line Hurtigruten's newest vessels, the MS Spitsbergen. After initially seeming to … [READ MORE]

New arrivals face integration demands

Asylum seekers and immigrants arriving in Norway will soon face new demands aimed at ensuring better integration and competence in the Norwegian language. Education Minister Jan Tore Sanner of the Conservative … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

Solheim leaves SV for the Greens

Norway's Greens Party doesn't seem to mind that Erik Solheim, their newest … [READ MORE...]

Princess to stop exploiting royal title

The daughter of Norway's King Harald V has been criticized for years for using … [READ MORE...]

Local mayor dies in boat accident

Members of Norway's hard-pressed Labour Party were among those in mourning on … [READ MORE...]

Solskjær vs Solskjær made papa proud

Ole Gunnar Solskjær, the Norwegian coach of the legendary Manchester United … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Thousands of students wait for housing

More than 10,000 students starting at Norwegian universities and colleges this week are … [READ MORE...]

‘Out Stealing Horses’ swept film awards

A film based on Norwegian author Per Petterson's best-seller Out Stealing Horses was the … [READ MORE...]

DNT reports another record summer

Norway's popular national hiking association DNT (Den Norske Turistforening) could report … [READ MORE...]

Sporting goods chain to fade away

Sports retailer Gresvig has long been one of the dominant retailers in Norway, with its … [READ MORE...]

Historically weak krone recovers a bit

It's been 17 years since it cost more than NOK 9 to buy one US dollar, but that's how weak … [READ MORE...]

Dual citizenship allowed from January 1

The Norwegian government has confirmed that a new law allowing dual citizenship will take … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

Remote Røst rides out the storms

PHOTO FEATURE: It takes a certain amount of effort to get to Norway's remote islands of Røst, which lie around 100 kilometers off the mainland and well above the Arctic Circle. It's worth it, for anyone wanting … [READ MORE]