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Why Did The Viking Age Start?

There's a great deal we know about the era of the vikings. It was an age of exploration, trade, and expansion. But what prompted its beginnings? If you ask 100 people when the Viking age began,...
The Norwegian Government

‘Brown Propaganda’ Row Puts Norway Government On The Brink

Norway’s centre-right four party project is once again at risk of collapse, this time over immigration. Venstre (Liberal) leader Trine Skei Grande has been described as a “passive spectator” in a row between Venstre leadership hopeful...
New Porsgrunn Church Opening

The New Porsgrunn Church: Modern Architecture Divides Opinion

The new Porsgrunn East Church opens this weekend after the original was destroyed by fire. But its modern design has split opinion among locals of the Telemark town. An increasing number of new churches in Norway...
Krakow Main Square in Poland

Kraków Calling: Five New Wizz Air Routes From Norway

Budget airline Wizz Air has announced five new routes between cities in Norway and Kraków in the south of Poland. European low-cost carrier Wizz Air is to launch direct flights to/from Kraków from five Norwegian cities....
Man surprised by election result

Elections 2019: How Norway’s Big Cities Voted

Norway's smaller parties made big gains across the country in the 2019 local elections. The results leave the Labour Party clinging on to power in many of Norway's biggest cities after their worst electoral night in...
Train on a valley track in Norway

Norway By Train: A Complete Guide to Rail Travel

How to see some of the best scenery Norway has to offer from the comfort of the country's railway network. To some, the train is simply a mode of transport, a method of getting from A...
Dogs in Norway

Mysterious Sickness Kills 20 Dogs In Norway

Dog owners across Norway are nervously monitoring the health of their pets following an outbreak of a deadly mystery illness. At least 20 dogs have died across Norway in mysterious circumstances in recent weeks. Symptoms have...
Viking Ship Archaeological Dig in Norway

Gjellestad Viking Ship: Archaeologists Find Keel In Good Condition

A solid piece of wood has been discovered in the keel of the Viking ship at the Gjellestad burial site, after two weeks of archaeological investigations. Norwegian archaeologists and history enthusiasts across the world are celebrating...
Norwegian Air Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Norwegian Air Fights For Survival

Bondholders will determine the fate of the low-cost airline as it asks for two more years to repay what it owes. Norwegian Air is asking for an extra two years to repay their largest outstanding bonds....
Viking raiders in the ocean

The Viking Timeline: What Happened & When?

The Viking Age lasted a few hundred years. But what happened, and when? We take a detailed look at the Viking timeline. The Viking era is the period following the Germanic Iron Age. From around the...