Despite the storm, ‘happy holidays!’

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Norwegians were still digging out after a hurricane during the Christmas weekend that caused severe damage all over the country. Many tried to keep their spirits up, though, like this skier who faced fallen trees with a smile near Holmenkollen in Oslo.

After a long, challenging and hectic year, full of seemingly endless breaking news, it almost seemed fitting that not even the Christmas weekend could pass without dramatic events. Now, with many Norwegians off work and home for the holidays, some even at peaceful traditional farms like this one, we hope you enjoy some seasonal cheer wherever you may be. Thanks for clicking in, and as the Norwegians would say, “fortsatt god jul!”
Nina Berglund
Editor and publisher,
Views and News from Norway, Oslo

TOP PHOTO: Storm damage in the hills above Oslo on December 26. Lower photo: A farm in the hills above Norway’s largest lake, Mjøsa, taken on Sunday December 18th, both by Morten Møst, for Views and News.