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Norwegian elkhound relaxing in a field

The Norwegian Elkhound

If you’re looking for a beautiful, smart, energetic dog, look no further than the National Dog of Norway. One of the world’s oldest dog breeds, the ancestors of elkhounds have been found buried in Viking burial...
The Scandinavian flags

Should Scandinavia Unite?

Denmark, Norway and Sweden share so much history and culture. Would they do better as one country? ‘Think what a great country we could have been together’, said Norwegian billionaire Petter Stordalen in 2016. The question...
Norway winning at the Oscars

Norway at the Oscars

A look at the performance of the Norwegian film industry on the international stage. With the 91st Academy Award nominations out, Norway’s submission Hva vil folk si (What Will People Say?) has not made it into contention....
A wedding in Norway

How to Get Married in Norway

Dreaming of a fjordside wedding? Here's the rules and regulations about marriage in Norway. Foreign citizens living in Norway can get married in the country – to a Norwegian or to each other. Weddings in Norway are...
Famous women in Norway

Norway Ranks Second for Gender Equality

Norway places second in a new global ranking of gender equality. The new Global Gender Gap Report from the World Economic Forum places Norway second, behind only Iceland. The equality chart addresses the gender equality situation...
Best Norwegian movies of the age

The Best Norwegian Movies

Norwegian cinema’s star is on the rise of late, thanks to a number of critically acclaimed titles finding an audience outside of Scandinavia. Here, we take a look at some of the best-loved films of Norway...
Christmas beer is very popular in Norway

Juleøl: Norwegian Christmas Beer

You can't go far in December without being offered a Norwegian Christmas beer. But what exactly is it? Norway's juleøl is a dark, rich and strong ale brewed by virtually every Norwegian brewery – from the...
Waxwork of James Bond: Could the iconic secret agent be coming to Norway?

Norway Calling Bond, James Bond

The production team behind Daniel Craig's last outing as the iconic British secret agent want to film in Norway. After the departure of director Danny Boyle, Bond 25 is back on track and producers are hunting...
Winter driving conditions in Norway

Norway in the Winter

What is a Norwegian winter really like? Perhaps not as white and cold as you think! The nights are drawing in (fast), the temperatures are plummeting, and the Marius sweaters are everywhere. Yep, it's that time...
Storgata in Tromsø with Christmas lights

The Polar Nights

The Midnight Sun is an extraordinary phenomenon but the exact opposite – Polar Nights – can be just as spectacular. ‘As sure as the sun will rise’ is a quote from scripture meaning that something is...