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Norway map from above

A New Map of Norway: Meet Norway’s New Counties

In a comprehensive administrative reorganisation, Norway's 19 counties have become 11. Meet Norway's new regional map, as of January 2020. Norway’s parliament has implemented the country's most comprehensive administrative reform since 1662. In a process that...
Sunshine in Bergen, Norway

The Weather in Bergen, Norway

The photos always show the sun shining, but Bergen has a reputation as one of Europe's wettest cities. Let's take a look at the truth about Bergen's climate and what you can expect once you're there....
Snowmobile tour on Svalbard, Norway

Norway Authorities to Crack Down on Svalbard Tour Guides

As Svalbard reaches peak tourism, the Norwegian government wants to introduce new regulations for tour guides. This is to ensure only those who have the proper knowledge of the unique environment can work. The tourism industry...
Sunshine over a mountain and fjord in a Norwegian winter

All-Time High January Temperatures Recorded In Norway

You may think you know what a Norwegian winter is like. However, climate change has caused some remarkable weather this January, with record high temperatures and high water levels. January in Norway. Pretty cold, right? Well,...
An individual grave from the Kjøpmannsgata cemetery

Unexpected Cemetery Found in Central Trondheim

During the archaeological excavations in Kjøpmannsgata in the summer, somewhat unexpected traces of a large cemetery from the Middle Ages appeared. Throughout 2019, excavation work has been taking place in connection with new construction projects in...
Ronny Deila Norwegian football manager

Ronny Deila Joins New York City

Norwegian football manager Ronny Delia is to take over as head coach of Major League Soccer (MLS) side New York City. Deila leaves Norwegian Eliteserien club Vålerenga after three years in charge. He will be the...
Norwegian money. A hundred krone note from Norway

Income Tax in Norway 2020

Find out how much tax you can expect to pay from your salary this year in Norway. If there’s one topic that always kick-starts a debate here on Life in Norway and on all our social...
A celebration of gay rights in Norway

LGBT Equality: Gay Rights in Norway

According to recent surveys, Norway is one of the world's best countries to be LGBTQ+. We take a look at the history of gay rights in Norway and what barriers remain in place. Recent research by...
Online shopping

Norway Import Duty Changes for 2020

If you regularly order goods from online stores outside Norway, you'll soon be paying more for the privilege. Read on to discover the changes. You don't need to be living in Norway for long to discover...
News in Norway

Norway’s Top News Stories in 2019

How much do you remember about the last 12 months? We take a look back at some of Norway’s biggest news stories. Well here we are at the end of another year. Time flies! There’s been...