Sights and sounds of the 17th of May

SEE THE VIDEO: The 17th of May in Norway’s northern city of Kirkenes offered some refreshing differences from the country’s larger celebrations in cities like Oslo or Bergen. Its children’s parade marched through residential areas instead of the city center, for example, and it was extra colourful with all the Sami celebrants wearing their formal […]

Celebrations, Kirkenes-style

PHOTO FEATURE: Local celebrations of Norway’s Constitution Day on the 17th of May have a lot in common, but they also feature regional variations. Here are some of the highlights of Tuesday’s celebration in the far northern city of Kirkenes, where people were brought into town by the busload to take part in the first of […]

‘Fox’ brothers keen to secure their rights

The two Norwegian “Ylvis” brothers, who are behind the success of the worldwide hit music video “The Fox,” now want to secure financial rights to all the spin-off products tied to the song written by another Norwegian duo, Stargate. Newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN) reported Thursday that production company Concorde is applying for exclusive rights to […]

‘The Fox’ keeps fans jumping

The two Norwegian brothers behind the hit music video “The Fox” seemed to be staying firmly grounded after a dizzying week of appearing on talk shows with international celebrities, performing the song on American TV and watching it keep rising on the Billboard chart. By Friday, the video on YouTube had been viewed nearly 50 […]

Hit music video pulled off iTunes

Two Norwegian brothers known as “Ylvis” who’ve been flying high with an international hit music video since last week landed abruptly on Thursday when the song behind the video was pulled off iTunes because of copyright concerns. They could still celebrate a breakthrough on the US Billboard chart, though, after nearly 20 million showings of […]

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 […]