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Olav Tryggvason statue in Trondheim, Norway

Olav Tryggvason: The Founder of Trondheim

His statue stands tall above Trondheim's market square. But how much do you know about one of Norway's former Viking kings? He lived more than 1,000 years ago, yet Olav Tryggvason is one of Norway's most...
Bergen and Stavanger in Norway

How to Travel From Bergen to Stavanger

Plane, ferry, train, coach, car: Here are your best options for travelling between Stavanger and Bergen. Travel planning notebooks at the ready! The Norwegian cities Bergen and Stavanger are two of Scandinavia’s top tourist destinations, attracting...
Norwegian public holidays

Public Holidays in Norway 2020

Planning a trip, a hike, or simply a relaxing day at home? Find out when the next public holidays are in Norway with our handy guide, updated every year. On top of the generous vacation allowance...
A new electric passenger ferry in Norway's Oslofjord

All-Electric Ferries Coming to Oslo

Passenger ferries are an important part of the Norwegian capital’s transport system. From 2021, they will be battery-powered. Five new electric passenger ferries will debut in the Oslofjord from 2021, as the electrification of the city’s...
Oslo Business District

Jobs In Oslo: How to Find Work in Norway’s Capital

Finding jobs in Oslo can be a real challenge for English-speakers who haven't yet mastered Norwegian. Here's our guide for new arrivals. For many foreigners hoping to work in Norway, Oslo is their first port of...
Siv Jensen speaking in Stortinget

Norway Government Loses Majority As Populists Walk Out Over ‘ISIS Bride’ Spat

Norway's right-wing party Frp have walked out of the coalition government leaving Prime Minister Erna Solberg without a majority in Parliament. We take a look at why they left, and what happens now. It has been...
The view from the top of Mount Fløyen in Bergen, Norway

Fløibanen: Riding Bergen’s Funicular Railway

For one of Bergen's most iconic views, take the funicular railway up to the top of Mount Fløyen. Here's everything you need to know about Fløibanen, one of Bergen's biggest tourist attractions. It's hard to read...
Norway map from above

A New Map of Norway: Meet Norway’s New Counties

In a comprehensive administrative reorganisation, Norway's 19 counties have become 11. Meet Norway's new regional map, as of January 2020. Norway’s parliament has implemented the country's most comprehensive administrative reform since 1662. In a process that...
Sunshine in Bergen, Norway

The Weather in Bergen, Norway

The photos always show the sun shining, but Bergen has a reputation as one of Europe's wettest cities. Let's take a look at the truth about Bergen's climate and what you can expect once you're there....
Snowmobile tour on Svalbard, Norway

Norway Authorities to Crack Down on Svalbard Tour Guides

As Svalbard reaches peak tourism, the Norwegian government wants to introduce new regulations for tour guides. This is to ensure only those who have the proper knowledge of the unique environment can work. The tourism industry...