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Norway border control quarantine concept

Coronavirus in Norway: The Latest News on the COVID-19 Outbreak

UPDATED 26 SEP: The vast majority of people arriving in Norway from Europe now face a mandatory quarantine period. Tougher measures are in place in Oslo and Bergen as the two big cities face local outbreaks....
Local buses in Oslo, Norway

Norway Bus Driver Strike Goes National

UPDATE 28 SEP: Norway’s bus driver strike will continue into a second week as the parties are still not communicating with one another. Public transport remains severely limited in Oslo and most of Norway's counties. Early...
A portrait photo of the King of Norway

King of Norway Hospitalised in Oslo

The 83-year-old King of Norway has been taken to hospital in Oslo this morning. King Harald V was admitted to Oslo's Rikshospitalet on Friday morning. The 83-year-old monarch was admitted because of heavy breathing, but COVID-19...
Longyearbyen's Svalbar on a frozen day

Svalbard: One of the World’s Northernmost Bars Could Be Yours For $1m

Here is a rare opportunity to buy an established business in the world's northernmost permanently inhabited town. Longyearbyen's Svalbar is up for sale. Cheers! Looking for a new investment? The general manager of one of the...
Piles of hundred krone banknotes in Norway

Norway Rich List: Meet the Wealthiest Norwegians in 2020

Who are Norway's wealthiest people? Discover the top 10 Norwegian billionaires thanks to the very latest ‘rich list' published by Norwegian business magazine Kapital. It's that time of the year again! Each year, Norwegian business magazine...
Norway coronavirus crisis graphic

Coronavirus Stats: ‘No Excess Deaths’ In Norway

Surprising new data reveals there was no increase in deaths in Norway compared to previous years during the first three months of the pandemic. 90% of those who died with COVID-19 also had a chronic illness....
Hurtigruten ship sailing in Tromsø. Norway

Hurtigruten Cuts Coastal Service, Remote Communities Outraged

Troubled ferry and cruise line Hurtigruten are to cut their famous Norwegian coastal service from 11 to just 2 ships. This leaves many remote communities without their most vital transport service. For many years, Hurtigruten vessels...
Gokstad Viking ship excavation

Gokstad Ship: The Story of Norway’s Most Famous Viking Ship

In 1880, the Gokstad ship was discovered and excavated from the shores of the Oslofjord. 140 years later, it remains the most significant Viking Age find and a major tourist attraction for Oslo and Norway. Have...
Longyearbyen cityscape in the winter

Svalbard: World’s Northernmost Bank To Close

The Longyearbyen branch of Norway's Sparebank1 bank is set to close. This will leave the few thousand residents of Svalbard without a bank. One of the claims to fame for residents of Svalbard is that they...
Kirkwall harbour in Orkney, Scotland

45: The Norse History of Orkney & Shetland

Life in Norway Show Episode 45: Scotland's Orkney and Shetland have a fascinating Norse history. But it's not just stories in the history books. There remains a strong Norwegian influence on the islanders' everyday life to...