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Live Blog Syttende Mai

LIVE BLOG: Syttende Mai

Hipp Hipp Hurra! Follow along with Norway’s Constitution Day celebrations live from Trondheim. Whether you’re a native Norwegian or you’ve always dreamed of attending a syttende mai celebration, welcome! Being a foreigner on another country’s national...

This Is Viken: Norway’s New Super County

Viken will be the new name for Akershus, Buskerud and Østfold in south-eastern Norway. As part of Norway’s ongoing local and regional government reform, three counties surrounding Oslo will merge to form Viken from January 2020....
Norwegian workforce shortage in Norway

Norway’s Workforce Shortage Increases

The Norwegian labour market is short by almost 60,000 workers, an increase of more than twenty percent on the previous year. It might make confusing reading for those of you struggling to find a job in...
Langøyene with Oslo in the background

31: Enjoying the Outdoors in Oslo

Life in Norway Show Episode 31: Curtis Rojak from Viking Biking joins us to chat about how much he loves the outdoors lifestyle in Oslo, so much so that he started a tour business to share...
Beautiful Nusfjord in Norway's Lofoten Islands

Nusfjord Locals: Enough Is Enough

Nusfjord’s 22 permanent residents have to deal with up to 50 tourist buses every day. It's about to get harder to visit, as the local community puts its collective foot down. Nusfjord is a small traditional...
Norwegian flag on Stortinget in Oslo

Norway’s Liberation Day

The 8th of May is Liberation Day, marking the end of Norway’s occupation during World War II. Liberation Day, known in Norwegian as Frigjøringsdagen, is marked every year in Norway on the 8th of May. It is...
Plastic cutlery will soon be banned in Norway

Norway To Push ‘Urgent’ Ban On Disposable Plastic

Single-use plastic will soon be illegal in Norway under fast-track regulation plans announced this weekend by the Norwegian government. Knives, forks, spoons, plates, straws, chopsticks, earbuds and more single-use plastic items will soon be banned across...
SAS Scandinavian Airlines jet

Affected SAS Passengers Should Apply For Extra Compensation

The Norwegian Consumer Council is encouraging passengers hit by the SAS strike to apply for additional compensation from the airline. The SAS pilot strike is over. On Thursday evening, the parties reached an agreement that saw...
Cycling in Rural Norway

30: Cycling from Southern Spain to Northern Norway

Life in Norway Show Episode 30: Andrew Sykes, British cyclist and the author of ‘Spain to Norway on a Bike Called Reggie' joins us for a chat about his remarkable journey. A few years ago, British...
Telemark forest cabin

This Is Telemark, Norway

The birthplace of skiing, Telemark is a vast region of southern Norway that’s skipped by many international visitors. Having travelled Norway extensively over the past years, it’s easy to forget that there are still massive areas...