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Black Friday shoppers in Norway

Norway Spending Record Smashed on Black Friday

Consumer spending hit new heights in Norway last week as Norwegian shoppers rushed to pick up a Black Friday bargain. Debit and credit cards were used almost 9.3 million times on Friday, according to Norway's payments...
Norway-Russia border map from above

Russia Flaunts Increased Military Strength on Norway Border

A new mobile surface-to-air missile system adapted for cold temperatures has been unveiled by the Russian Armed Forces. It follows the test of another missile system capable of reaching three Nordic air bases. The Tor-M2DT surface-to-air...
A beach and mountains in Northern Norway

Could Tax-Haven Status Save Northern Norway?

The population of Norway continues to increase, but it's a totally different story in the north. Could tax haven status save the north from serious population and economic decline? Earlier this year, we wrote about the...
Equinor Oil Platform on the Troll Field in Norway

Norway’s Equinor Makes New Oil Discovery in North Sea

There's life in the Norwegian oil and gas industry yet, as Equinor announces a big discovery in a mature area of the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Is there more life yet in Norway's oil story? Most stories...
Norway's Oil Fund Breaks 10 Billion Kroner

Norway’s Oil Fund Passes 10 Trillion Kroner

Fifty years after Norway struck oil, the value of the country's Oil Fund has passed 10 trillion kroner for the first time. Norway's ‘Government Pension Fund – Global', commonly referred to as the Oil Fund, has...
Well preserved timber found in Bispevika, Oslo

Archaeologists Discover Oslo Quayside From Late Middle Ages

15th-Century Oslo may have looked much more like Bergen than we realise, recent archaeological finds suggest. Archaeologists have been working for a while now in Bispevika, in particular the area behind Oslo Opera House. The goal?...
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and King Harald of Norway

Norway’s King to Attend Man Utd v Liverpool as Guest of Solskjær

King Harald of Norway will be watching one of English football’s biggest fixtures this weekend as the guest of Ole Gunnar Solskjær. Premier League leaders and current European Champions Liverpool travel the short distance to Manchester...
Man in shower in Norway

Oslo Residents: Pee In The Shower To Save Water, Says City Official

Choosing to pee while taking a shower can have water and the environment, says an Oslo council official. Given that Norway has some of Europe's rainiest cities, it may surprise you to learn that the country...
Stortinget, the Norwegian Parliament, in Oslo

What Norway’s 2020 Budget Means For You

The government has announced its proposed budget for 2020. Lower property taxes, increased child benefit and extended student support are among the main features. Today the Norwegian government announced its proposed state budget for next year....
The Norwegian Government

‘Brown Propaganda’ Row Puts Norway Government On The Brink

Norway’s centre-right four party project is once again at risk of collapse, this time over immigration. Venstre (Liberal) leader Trine Skei Grande has been described as a “passive spectator” in a row between Venstre leadership hopeful...