The prison system in Norway

Prisons in Norway

An introduction to the Norwegian prison system, which is known around the world for its focus on rehabilitation and its low reoffending rates. Like many social institutions in the country, Norway’s prison system has been lauded...
Utøya Island in Norway

22 July on Netflix

Streaming now on Netflix, 22 July is a chilling dramatisation of of the 2011 terror attacks and the struggles of the survivors. The movie is the work of British director Paul Greengrass, someone with a long...
Mari Boine running with a horse on a beach

Mari Boine: The Sound of the Sami

Her minimalist folk songs have helped transform the image of the Norwegian Sami. Now the rest of the world is starting to pay attention. Mari Boine is without doubt one of the most famous Sami people in Norway....
Growing old in Norway

Norway Best for Elderly Living

New research places Norway top of the Ageing Society Index, which attempts to rank countries based on how they are handling the transition to an ageing population. A team of researchers and policy experts from the...
The Nordic noir genre of crime, thriller and mystery writing.

Nordic Noir

The genre of dark crime stories with bleak Scandinavian settings has a huge following around the world. The upcoming release of Wisting based on the books by Jørn Lier Horst is the latest in a long line...
A movie clip from Skjelvet

The Quake: Disaster Strikes Oslo

Disaster returns to Norway with Skjelvet (The Quake), a follow up to the 2015 movie The Wave. For anyone that enjoyed Bølgen (The Wave), you’ll be delighted to hear that disaster has returned to Norway! Yes,...
The best aquavit cocktail ideas

Tasty Aquavit Cocktails

Breathe new life into that dusty bottle of aquavit at the back of your drinks cupboard with these delicious cocktail ideas. Neat aquavit may be something of an acquired taste for many around the world, but...
Male Norwegian Forest Cat

The Norwegian Forest Cat

The Norsk skogkatt is a hugely popular breed of cat in Norway and across northern Europe. Let's take a closer look. With its origins in Northern Europe, the Norwegian Forest Cat is well-suited to a cold...
The best Norwegian cakes

The Best Norwegian Cakes

Hungry? You soon will be, as we take a closer look at the most popular traditional cakes served up in Norway. Cakes are awesome. One of the great joys of travelling is discovering new foods, and...
Norwegian breakfast foods

A Norwegian Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so my mother told me when I was a kid. But things are different in Scandinavia. Here in Trondheim it's that time of the year when new...