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The Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen wrote A Doll's House

Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House

A Doll’s House is Henrik Ibsen’s greatest and his most famous play. If you haven’t read or seen it yet, here’s why you should. The playwright Henrik Ibsen is Norway’s most famous literary figure. During the second...
The Oslo to Stavanger railway track

The Oslo to Stavanger Train

The long-distance Oslo to Stavanger train journey takes a lot longer than a flight. But for tourists or those not in a rush, it's a great option. Here's our guide to one of Norway's under-appreciated railway...
The new Deichman Bjørvika in Oslo

Oslo’s New Deichman Library

Oslo has a new addition to its growing collection of modern architecture. The new Deichman Library at Bjørvika is another modern building sure to split opinion. Norway has an ambition to create innovative and modern forms...
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Gender Equality: How Norway Measures Up

Norway is considered to be one of the most gender equal countries in the world. However, that doesn't mean equal and challenges remain. Here's how Norway approaches gender equality. Gender equality has an important part to...
Norwegian man smoking

Smoking in Norway

A history of smoking in Norway, from the law changes that banned smoking in public areas to the rise of snus. Like many other countries around the world, Norway has changed its smoking laws in recent times....
Illustration of the new National Museum in Oslo

Previewing the New National Museum in Oslo

Scheduled to open sometime in 2021, Norway's new National Museum is set to become one of the most important cultural buildings in the Nordic region. Oslo's new National Museum has been on the horizon for some...
A tram and bicycles in downtown Oslo, Norway

Living in Norway Without a Car

What it's really like to live in Norway without a car. Is it easy or even possible? It's all dependent on where you live. In this article we'll help you see the pros and cons to...
A swimmer in a Norwegian fjord

Famous Scandinavian Swimmers

Scandinavia is renowned for having many talented winter athletes, but the region has also produced a number of talented summer athletes over the years. This article focuses on the most talented men and women in the...
The Sami Parliament 2017-2021

Famous Sami People

Many have heard of the native Sami people of Norway, but do you know any individuals? Join us as we take a look at some of Norway's most famous Sami people. There is no official count...
The MS Scandinavian Star showing the fire damage after the disaster at sea

Remembering the MS Scandinavian Star Ferry Disaster

159 people died aboard the MS Scandinavian Star during the 1990 fire. We remember the tragic story and how it went on to change fire safety codes at sea around the world. The MS Scandinavian Star...