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Vardø in Finnmark, Norway

Vardø: Climate Change Hits Norway’s Last Polar Town

The temperature in Vardø, Norway’s easternmost town, is rising. This means mainland Norway will soon have no towns remaining with an official polar climate. Svalbard has hit the headlines in recent years as one of the...
Sommarøy island in northern Norway

This Norwegian Island Wants to Get Rid of Time

The sun doesn’t set for 69 days over Norway’s Sommarøy. Locals now want to do away with ‘unnecessary’ time during that period. Sommarøy locals want to go “time-free” for the summer by introducing more flexible school...
SJ train in the winter

Swedes Win Major Railway Tender in Norway

Swedish train operator SJ has won the rights to run seven train routes in Norway. This will result in job losses at Vy, according to the Norwegian train company's director. It’s been a wretched couple of...
Winter driving conditions in Norway

Norway’s Drivers Rally Against Road Tolls

As local elections draw near, an action group formed to fight increasing road tolls in Norway is gathering support, especially in and around Bergen. Meet Folkeaksjonen nei til mer bompenger (FNB), Norway’s newest political party that...
Trump's Trade War could impact Norway

SSB: Trump’s Trade War To Hit Norwegian Economy

A continued escalation of the US trade war with China could hit the Norwegian economy hard. That's the verdict of official analysis from Statistics Norway, which warns of a poor economic outlook for the years to...
Plastic cutlery will soon be banned in Norway

Norway To Push ‘Urgent’ Ban On Disposable Plastic

Single-use plastic will soon be illegal in Norway under fast-track regulation plans announced this weekend by the Norwegian government. Knives, forks, spoons, plates, straws, chopsticks, earbuds and more single-use plastic items will soon be banned across...
SAS airliner flying

3,000+ Flights Cancelled as SAS Pilots Strike Continues

More than 200,000 passengers have seen their travel plans affected since the SAS Pilot strike began on Friday morning. A resolution still seems some way off, warn aviation experts. About 1,500 pilots in Norway, Sweden and...
17th of May parade in Verdal, Norway

Police To Be Armed On Norway’s National Day

Armed Police will be present at Constitution Day celebrations across the country on 17th May. No specific threat has been identified. The security and emergency response measures that were carried out in Oslo last year will...
The Night King from Game of Thrones

Police Arrest Game Of Thrones Star

Police in the Norwegian city Trondheim joined in the hype surrounding the final season of Game of Thrones by having some fun on social media. We don't yet know if Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen or Cersei...
The environment of the Lofoten islands

Lofoten Safe From Oil Drilling

The opposition Labour party has withdrawn support for oil drilling in Norway's Lofoten islands, creating a significant parliamentary majority against exploiting the unique area. The Norwegian Labour party leader Jonas Gahr Støre announced at the party's...