The autumn leaves, of red and gold

SEE THE VIDEO: They’ve been drifting past windows, or even framing them. It’s that time of year in Norway, when the nights are cold, the days somewhat warmer but brisk, and the fall colours breathtaking. Here’s a video of the Hagerup Waterfall in the hills above Hakadal, just north of Oslo, followed by some photos […]

Naked video stunt grabs attention

Less than a week after two Norwegian brothers won massive international attention for a music video about a fox, another Norwegian is grabbing attention on the video site YouTube as well, for running around Oslo naked and trying to pick up girls. Fred Andreas Ligaard, who’s studying in the US, made the video under the […]

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 […]

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 […]