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Local buses in Oslo, Norway

Norway Bus Driver Strike Goes National

UPDATE 28 SEP: Norway’s bus driver strike will continue into a second week as the parties are still not communicating with one another. Public transport remains severely limited in Oslo and most of Norway's counties. Early...
A portrait photo of the King of Norway

King of Norway Hospitalised in Oslo

The 83-year-old King of Norway has been taken to hospital in Oslo this morning. King Harald V was admitted to Oslo's Rikshospitalet on Friday morning. The 83-year-old monarch was admitted because of heavy breathing, but COVID-19...
Longyearbyen cityscape in the winter

Svalbard: World’s Northernmost Bank To Close

The Longyearbyen branch of Norway's Sparebank1 bank is set to close. This will leave the few thousand residents of Svalbard without a bank. One of the claims to fame for residents of Svalbard is that they...
Northern lights reflections in the water

Hunt The Northern Lights This Weekend No Matter Where You Live

Have you ever wanted to hunt the northern lights? This weekend offers an opportunity to follow four aurora hunters all around the world. We are entering one of the prime times for viewing the northern lights....
Scandic coworking concept

Scandic Hotels Launch Home Office Alternative

If you're forced or choosing to work from home, Scandic Hotels offers an interesting option for you. Their new workspace concept could make working from home much more attractive for employees – and employers. Have you...
The polar bear warning sign in Longyearbyen, Svalbard

Longyearbyen ‘In Mourning’ After Polar Bear Attack

The local population of Svalbard is in mourning after last week's polar bear attack, according to the local newspaper editor. A Dutch man and a polar bear lost their lives. By now I'm sure you'll all...
Polar bear on the ice in the summer

Man Killed by Polar Bear on Svalbard

A Dutch national has died after he was attacked by a polar bear at a campsite by Longyearbyen Airport in Svalbard. The polar bear was shot during the attack and later found dead. Sad news from...
Petter Northug famous Norwegian skier

Norwegian Skiing Icon Petter Northug Caught In Cocaine Scandal

Norway's Olympic winner Petter Northug was stopped for speeding and suspected of driving under the influence of drugs. Police also found cocaine at his home. One of Norway's most famous ever athletes, Petter Northug, is at...
Electric rental scooters outside Lerkendal Stadium in Trondheim, Norway

Norway Looks at Tougher Regulations on Electric Scooter Rentals

Following an increase in serious accidents this summer, Norway's Minister of Transport wants to introduce stronger regulations on electric scooter rentals in Norwegian cities. Electric scooters have transformed the look of Norway's cities in less than...
Marines from the US Marine Corps during an amphibious operation on the winter exercise Cold Response 2020 in Norway

U.S. Pulls 700 Marines Out of Norway

In a couple of months, permanent stationing of the US Marine Corps in Norway comes to an end. The two countries will continue to cooperate on future training exercises. Since 2017, US Marines (USMC) have been...