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The opposition Labour party has withdrawn support for oil drilling in Norway's Lofoten islands, creating a significant parliamentary majority against exploiting the unique area.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...
Rocket-powered aurora borealis in the Norwegian skies

Scandinavia’s Spectacular Rocket-Powered Aurora

Northern lights hunters in the north of Scandinavia got more than they bargained for last weekend when an incredible light show lit up the night sky. Locals and visitors to northern Scandinavia are no strangers to...
Famous statues from Easter Island

Kon-Tiki Museum To Return Artefacts

Norwegian officials have agreed to give back thousands of artefacts removed from Easter Island by one of the country's most famous explorers. During his Pacific expeditions in the 1950s, Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his crew...
Norwegian drone technology

Drones Catching Drones

NTNU has developed a new method for catching drones that fly at high speed. The method can be used on ships, oil platforms and other places where fixed-wing drones aren’t able to land. Most of the...
Christening of the Viking Sky cruise ship in Tromsø, Norway

How Did It Happen? Norway Begins Viking Sky Investigation

The Viking Sky made it to shore after a remarkable rescue operation that captivated the world. Now, it's time to ask questions. Following the daring rescue of nearly 500 passengers from the stranded Viking Sky and...
Viking Sky cruise ship rescue operation

Astonishing Videos from the Viking Sky

Footage taken by passengers and shared on social media shows the horrifying conditions on the stranded cruise ship and during the rescue. The incredible story of a cruise liner stranded in the ocean during high winds...
North sea oil rig

Norway Fund Dumps Oil Exploration Stocks

Oil helped Norway build up a massive one trillion dollar investment fund. Now the fund is dumping oil stocks. The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, which manages one trillion dollars of Norway’s assets largely generated from...
Football World Cup fans

Nordics Plan Bid for 2027 Women’s World Cup

The Nordic nations are considering a joint bid to host the 2027 Women's World Cup. The six Nordic football federations – Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands – met earlier this month to...
Angry Norwegian Vigeland Park

Brexit: A Norwegian View

Could Norway’s relationship with EU be the answer for a post-Brexit Britain? The UK parliament’s rejection of the government’s Brexit deal has put the idea of a “Norway-plus” model back on the table as a possible...
Stortinget, the Norwegian Parliament, in Oslo

Government Expands, Achieves Majority

Norway's centre-right government now has a majority as the Christian Democrats join the coalition. After long negotiations, the Christian Democrats (Kristelig Folkeparti, KrF) are to join the current Norwegian coalition government. Not everyone is pleased, most...