The Norwegian Ice Hockey league struggles for attention in Norway. The GET-liga is the top level of Norwegian hockey and struggles for attention against skiing and other winter sports. Although football is played in the summer in Norway, the English Premier League and other European leagues dominate sports coverage during the hockey season. Ten teams compete in the regular season, playing each … [Read more...]
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Although Erna Solberg "won" Monday's election, she faces some tough negotiations to guarantee a functioning government. As predicted by the polls, Monday's General Election in Norway was a nail-biter. Incumbent Prime Minister Erna Solberg was deemed to have won the election as although her Conservative party came second in the popular vote, the four non-socialist parties won more seats than the … [Read more...]
Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and her centre-right bloc is set to continue leading Norway, after a disasterous election performance from the Labour Party. Norway's Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet) suffered their worst election night for 16 years as they lost votes in their battle to take down the governing right-leaning bloc in the Norwegian General Election. Although they remain the … [Read more...]
Find out on which days the next public holidays in Norway fall with this handy guide. On top of the generous vacation allowance built into most employment contracts, residents of Norway also enjoy a number of free days throughout the year. Many of these are for historically religious reasons, or to mark important days in Norway's history. If you are visiting Norway on one of these days, you can … [Read more...]
A major part of Norwegian culture, and indeed across the whole of Scandinavia, is the folklore. The myths, legends and stories that have been passed down through the generations are still as strong as ever, with mythological figures such as the god Thor reaching as far as Hollywood. However, whilst the tales of gods, trolls, elves and the kraken will probably be familiar to most, there are some … [Read more...]