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The Lewis chessmen on chess board

The Remarkable Story of the Lewis Chessmen

It's believed that these chessmen discovered buried in the sand on a Scottish island in the 19th century were made in Norway around 600 years earlier. The recent story of the medieval chess piece picked up...
The lovely Levanger waterfront

Levanger: Central Norway’s Slow Town

A short train ride from Trondheim, Levanger is a family-friendly waterfront town that makes a nice relaxing summer day out. July is a lovely time to stay in Norway. While half the country disappears, I can...
Bjørn Kjos Norwegian CEO

Bjørn Kjos Steps Down as Norwegian CEO

One of the aviation industry's biggest ever disrupters has finally stepped aside at the age of 72. Whats's next for Norwegian? It is without doubt the end of an era as Bjørn Kjos stands aside as...
Asylum seekers in Norway

Asylum Applications Lowest in 22 Years

Continuing a trend in recent years, asylum applications to Norway fell to a new low in the first half of 2019. But skilled labour immigration continues to increase. The centre-right coalition government's tightening of immigration policy...
Cyclist in Bergen tunnel

Bergen To Get World’s Longest Cycle Tunnel

More than 100 cameras will be used to prevent crime in the world's longest cycle and pedestrian tunnel set to open in Bergen in 2023. Blasting work has started on building the longest bicycle and pedestrian...
The new design tram will hit the streets of Oslo in the winter 2020-21

Here Are Oslo’s New Trams

Get a first look at the brand new trams set to hit the streets of Oslo in the winter of 2020-21. Despite improvements in recent years, Oslo’s tram network remains outdated. Many of the vehicles are...
Flames at Trondheim’s main city square

Trondheim in Flames

We dig into the city archives to bring you these historic shots of fires in Trondheim over the years. Welcome to the first in a new series here on Life in Norway. I’ve teamed up with...
Waiting tables in Oslo Norway comes with a minimum wage

Service Wage Scandal in Oslo

Almost half the people employed in Oslo’s service industry are being underpaid, according to new trade union research. A summer inspection of service industry employers by the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) in Oslo has...
Radiation detected in Norway

Norway Detects Big Radiation Leak From Russian Sub

Norwegian authorities have detected radiation 800,000 times higher than normal near the location of a Russian submarine that sank in the Norwegian Sea thirty years ago. Norway's Institute of Marine Research has discovered high levels of...
The new metrobus in Trondheim, Norway

The All-New Bus System in Trondheim

From 3 August 2019, the entire bus network in Trondheim changes with new buses, stops and routes. Here's everything you need to know. After years of planning and months of roadworks, Trondheim's brand new bus system...