Two injured in Oslo hotel fire

Two people were injured when a fire broke out on Wednesday night at the Thon Hotel Slottsparken, near the royal palace in Oslo. About 200 people were evacuated, and many of the guests were moved to nearby hotels. One man was taken to Ullevål hospital and a woman sustained minor injuries in the fire, reported […]

Palace grounds scrape up debate

A major rehabilitation of the gravel grounds around Norway’s Royal Palace is due to start just after the 17th of May holiday, but a vocal group of civic boosters in Oslo is trying to block the project. They claim pending removal of the loose gravel around the palace will violate cultural heritage laws, and they […]

Changing of the wind-blown guards

KING WINTER. An icy gust of January wind reduces visibility for these royal guardsmen outside Oslo’s royal palace. The mid-day changing of the guards is a free attraction in downtown Oslo, often attracting numerous tourists and locals, too. PHOTO: Morten Most