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Norwegian flag on Stortinget in Oslo

Norway’s Liberation Day

The 8th of May is Liberation Day, marking the end of Norway’s occupation during World War II. Liberation Day, known in Norwegian as Frigjøringsdagen, is marked every year in Norway on the 8th of May. It is...
Scandinavian couple in love

Norway Research: Men Play It Cool More Often

In a new study, women said they acted a little more interested in sex than they really were. Men are the ones who apparently play cool most often. When heterosexuals have casual sex, previous research indicates...
Norwegian chocolate selection

Norwegian Chocolate Bars You Must Try

NSFD: Not Safe For Dieters! The Norwegian chocolate to look out when visiting a supermarket in Norway. I can't quite believe I've been running this site for so long without looking in detail at chocolate! The...
Norwegian Easter traditions

Easter Traditions in Norway: A Real Mystery

Overdosing on crime fiction, the last ski trip of the season, or a first chance to get some sun: This is Easter in Norway! I've never been that fussed for Easter. Back in the UK, it...
A lone hiker in Norway

Scandinavia May Not Be The Happiest Place On Earth After All

One study provides an alternative view on happiness in northern Europe. The Nordic countries are consistently ranked as the happiest countries in the world according to World Happiness Reports published since 2012. Because of this, other...
Under is a new dining concept in Norway

Underwater Dining in Norway

Europe's first underwater restaurant is now open on Norway's wild North Atlantic coastline. Looking for a restaurant with a difference? Two entrepreneurs and one leading design agency have just the thing for you. Welcome to Under. Located...
McDonalds restaurants in Norway

McDonalds Norway Introduces Vegan Menu

Vegan-friendly products are now available from all McDonald’s Norway locations, as the vegan trend gathers pace across the country. Fast-food behemoth McDonald’s has introduced a vegan version of its iconic chicken nuggets throughout Norway. Rather than...
KEiiNO will represent Norway in the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest

Sami-Influenced Song To Eurovision

Supergroup KEiiNO will represent Norway in the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest after winning NRK's Melodi Grand Prix. The song ‘Spirit in the Sky' is part-English and part-Sami. It features both lyrics in Sami and a joik,...
Best Norwegian bunads

The Norwegian Bunad

The colourful Norwegian folk dress has gained in popularity in recent years. We take a look at the history and the detail of the designs. A bunad is a traditional folk costume that you find all...
The most popular Norwegian craft beers

All About Norwegian Beer

From the major pilsner producers to the recent craft ale craze, here's our guide to the best Norwegian beer. Norway is a nation of beer drinkers. Pilsner of the style enjoyed in Germany and the Czech...