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Red fishing cottages in Reine, a Norway vacation hotspot

Norgesferie 2020: What Norwegians Hate Most About Norway Vacations

With a summer of domestic travel ahead, discover what Norwegians dislike most about travelling within their own country. The great Norwegian summer vacation (norgesferie!) of 2020 has begun. Travel restrictions mean that a lot of Norwegians...
Panorama of Voss in western Norway

Voss: Western Norway’s Outdoor Sports Destination

Nestled in a western Norwegian valley, Voss is an outdoor sports hub for all of Norway. Whether you prefer skiing, hiking or something more extreme, Voss has something for you. If you've ever taken the Oslo...
Elderly lady in Oslo, Norway

Norway’s Ageing Population Problem

A new report highlights a worrying problem for Norway. The population is ageing fast, and that brings a major economic headache for the future. Right now, the biggest problem faced by Norway is the necessary transition...
Panorama of Trondheim city centre, Norway

The History of Trondheim

A city founded by a Viking King, Trondheim is steeped in history. Here is the story of Norway's first capital city, which now stands at more than 1,000 years old. Recent archaeological finds throughout downtown Trondheim...
Viking ship with orange sky

40: Researching the Viking Age

Life in Norway Show Episode 40: A look inside a research centre focused on the Viking Age. Just a few episodes ago I spoke to a Viking ship archaeologist. Today I'm returning to the subject of...
Norwegian jet from below

Norwegian Air Resumes International Flights as Demand Returns

As demand returns to Europe's skies, Norwegian announce the restart of many routes. Here's what you need to know about the revised schedule. Norwegian Air has announced the restart of many routes that were previously halted...
A toy Viking settlement scene in Scandinavia

Viking Settlements in Scandinavia and Beyond

The Norsemen made their mark in northern Europe and beyond. Come with us on a tour of the best-known Viking settlements. Thanks in part to a slew of TV shows, Viking culture has never been more...
The exterior of Giske Church near Ålesund in western Norway

Giske: A Historic Archipelago Near Ålesund

Within sight of Ålesund, the Giske archipelago is often missed by tourists. That's a shame, especially for those interested in cultural heritage. Home to many interesting ancient monuments from the Vikings and the Middle Ages, the...
A landslide destroyed a road in northern Norway

Second Landslide Destroys Road in Northern Norway

The instability near Alta continues, as a second landslide takes out a road. The area is sealed off pending an investigation. The shocking images and video of Wednesday's landslide in northern Norway made headlines around the...
The waterfront of Lærdal village in Norway

Lærdal: A Historic Port on the Sognefjord

A former trading port between east and west Norway, the Lærdal of today is a picturesque part of the fjord Norway tourist trail. Lærdal is a Norwegian municipality on the south side of the Sognefjord. Known...