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Fire in the sky as winter approaches

Norway may be heading into the longest nights of the year, but the dark season known as mørketiden also tends to serve up some spectacular sunsets. On Friday we caught this colorful view of the west Oslo district called...

Sudden sun shed new light on Bergen

It was a dark, rainy day in Bergen, until a glimpse of sunlight and a rainbow appeared over the harbour - and Anne-Marie Forker had her camera ready to shoot. "It really brought the landscape to life," says Forker, who...

‘Blåveis’ confirms that spring is here

The wild flower known as blåveis is a sure sign of spring in southern Norway, often being the first arrival of the spring season flora. The hepatica nobilis, also known as liverleaf, is common in many European countries, and in...

Sunset over Holmenkollen Ski Jump

A sunset view of the Holmenkollen Ski Jump, seen from Oslo's northern Sinsen district. After almost two weeks of world championship competition at Holmenkollen, a sense of normalcy returned to Oslo on Monday. As the crowds and athletes went...

With wishes for a Happy New Year

As the reds of the Christmas holidays fade into the blues used by many Norwegians in the New Year, we thought it was fitting to feature this photo (taken by a loyal reader) of Norway's majestic mountain called Gaustadtoppen....

Kiting in the last rays of sunlight

The sun has now set for the year over Norway's Arctic areas, but before it disappeared, folks flocked out to soak up a few final rays, so to speak. This man near Tromsø opted for a strenuous, adventurous approach. The...

Northern Lights over Lofoten

A good picture really is worth a thousand words. That justifies simply running this spectacular image of an appearance during the weekend of the Northern Lights (nordlys, in Norwegian, or aurora borealis) over the scenic Lofoten archipelago in Northern...

Springtime in the suburbs

Garden flowers are coming out and the garden grass is greening at Fornebulandet, with a view to the Oslo fjord and the dramatic hills above Oslo. This used to be the site of Norway's main airport, but today large...

Winter in the city

COLD QUIET NIGHTS. Hands in his pockets and wearing a wool hat, a man making his way through downtown Oslo, past the brightly lit Vikaterrassen shopping arcade below the classic shape of Norway's foreign ministry. King Winter...

Oslo urban autumn panorama

SKY SAILING. An autumn sun about to set behind  Oslo's western hills, as some of the city's balloon enthusiasts have started looking for a suitable landing spot. This cityscape was captured from a balcony near Lutvann on Oslo's...

Albino bear charms Polar Zoo crowds

A Norwegian zoo that bills itself as the world's northernmost animal park had long sought its own polar bear. This spring, it got perhaps the next-best thing when two little bear siblings crawled out of their mother's den and...

Catching the midnight sun’s rays

With only a week to go before the days start getting shorter again, Norwegians are flocking outdoors to get the most out of the long “white nights” of June. In northern Norway, the midnight sun shone in all its...

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