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Norway border control quarantine concept

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

UPDATED 12 AUG: Norway has introduced new emergency measures in a bid to halt the progress of a potential second wave. Arrivals from many European countries now face a quarantine period. Here's what you need to...
Norwegian lefse on a plate in a Norway kitchen.

Lefse: A Guide to the Norwegian Classic

From a traditional homemade staple to a quick on-the-go snack from a gas station or even a fancy dish at a wedding, the Norwegian lefse has a long history. Here's what you need to know about...
Electric rental scooters outside Lerkendal Stadium in Trondheim, Norway

Norway Looks at Tougher Regulations on Electric Scooter Rentals

Following an increase in serious accidents this summer, Norway's Minister of Transport wants to introduce stronger regulations on electric scooter rentals in Norwegian cities. Electric scooters have transformed the look of Norway's cities in less than...
A map of Scandinavia

The English Language in Scandinavia

If you've ever visited Scandinavia, it's hard not to miss the popularity of the English language. We take a look at the role of the English language in Norway and Scandinavia today. Along with the Dutch,...
Marines from the US Marine Corps during an amphibious operation on the winter exercise Cold Response 2020 in Norway

U.S. Pulls 700 Marines Out of Norway

In a couple of months, permanent stationing of the US Marine Corps in Norway comes to an end. The two countries will continue to cooperate on future training exercises. Since 2017, US Marines (USMC) have been...
The northern lights above the Nordic region of northern Europe

Moving to Norway as a Nordic Citizen

Obtaining residency of Norway is much easier when you're a citizen of another Nordic country. Here's how relocation works in Scandinavia and the Nordics. Do you dream of moving to Norway? You're not the only one....
Norwegian American flag combines the flags of Norway and USA

The Scandinavian American Story

Throughout America, many people celebrate Norwegian and Scandinavian culture. Let's take a look at the reason so many Americans claim Scandinavian heritage–and how they choose to celebrate it. Because of mass migration more than 100 years...
Sunshine at Norway's Nordkapp

Collapse in Tourism at Norway’s North Cape

Tourism at Norway's Nordkapp has collapsed by 75% in July, compared to the same month last year. Tourism is booming in some parts of Norway as domestic tourists choose to discover their own country. Many famous...
Norwegian wine glasses

Alcohol in Norway: Regulations, Tax Rates & Where to Buy It

The sale of alcohol is subject to strict government regulations. And then there's the tax, and the duty. Here’s what you need to know about buying alcohol in Norway. It's a mistake every new arrival to...
Bygdøy peninsula in Oslo, Norway, from above

Bygdøy: Oslo’s Museum Peninsula

This green, leafy peninsula in the Norwegian capital is home to some of the country's best museums. Here's our guide to the upmarket district of Bygdøy, Oslo. I'd been living in Oslo for less than two...