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 […]

Video: Ai Weiwei exhibit at Kistefos

Opening of Ai Wei Wei exhibition at Kistefos, Norway in 2012 from on Vimeo.

Anniversary greeting to readers

"Gratulerer med dagen" 2012 from on Vimeo.   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 […]

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 […]