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High electricity bills didn’t hurt shopping

Norwegian merchants could report another record holiday shopping season, even after (or perhaps because of) another year of Corona restrictions. Sales were up 15...

Royals sent out a holiday greeting

King Harald and Queen Sonja were breaking with tradition like most others this Christmas, by not spending the holidays at their timber lodge in...

Oslo’s Christmas tree gift wins a nod

Not everyone is griping about the large Christmas tree that the City of Oslo sent to London. Our report about complaints over its appearance...

Norwegians fire up hot ‘hytte’ market

Norway's autumn holidays ended over the weekend with more record sales of the traditional holiday home known as a "hytte." That's not to be...

Car holidays send pump prices up

Norway's notoriously high prices for petrol at the pump have spiked again, to nearly NOK 20 per liter in some areas, or around USD...

Skies cleared for Midsummer Eve

Most Norwegians could bask under sunshine and clear skies for the traditional Midsummer Eve celebrations known as Sankthansaften on Wednesday. The evening holiday that's...

17th of May turned violent

Police trying to break up an unauthorized gathering of more than 100 people in downtown Fredrikstad were met by youth throwing stones and bottles...

Another ‘different’ 17th of May holiday

The Corona pandemic, combined with cold and constant rain, literally put a damper on celebrations of Norway's national day on the 17th of May....

Two centuries of flag-waving

NEWS ANALYSIS: It's been 200 years since Norway got the red, white and blue flag that Norwegians need few excuses to fly. On Constitution...

Norwegians off for very long weekend

Hundreds of thousands of Norwegians could take off on an unusually long weekend that began Wednesday night and continues through Monday. That's as long...

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