A former fisherman who made his fortune in the oil industry has promised to give most of his money away to good causes. 58-year-old Kjell Inge Røkke will give away "the lion's share" of his vast fortune to good causes, according to multiple news reports. With an estimated wealth of $2bn, Røkke is one of Norway's richest men. Cleaning up the ocean Røkke's first move will be to fund a research … [Read more...]
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Today is the Sami National Day, a day celebrated not just in Norway but by Sami people across Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. Held every year on 6 February, the day marks the anniversary of when Swedish and Norwegian Sami united to hold the first Sami congress in Trondheim. Today is the 100th anniversary of the first formal get together of the Scandinavian indigenous people and events are … [Read more...]
Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) celebrates its 70th birthday this year. A few years ago, few people thought the airline would make it to this milestone. In the face of stiff price competition from Norwegian, the historic airline faced bankruptcy. A rumoured buyout from Lufthansa failed to materialise, but SAS sold most of its interest in Norwegian domestic airline Widerøe and made … [Read more...]
Weather in Scandinavia is never something that's easy to predict, but July has been a more confusing month than most. Sunshine in the Arctic The Arctic archipelago Svalbard enjoyed its warmest ever month since records began 105 years ago. A high of 14.5C (58.1F) was recorded at the beginning of the month, while the average temperature was 9.0C (48.2F), a whole 3C higher … [Read more...]
Norway's top stories from the last seven days Here's what you may have missed from Norwegian news over the past week. Top Story: Erna Solberg warns Britons ‘won’t like’ life outside EU Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg has said that a Brexit would not suit the UK, as they will almost certainly still be subject to EU laws without having any say in them. Norway boosts defence against Russia … [Read more...]