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An unemployed person slumped on steps in Oslo, Norway

Norway Job-Seeker Rate Surges to 10.7%

The latest figures from Nav show that more than 400,000 people are registered as a job-seeker in Norway. It's the highest level since World War II. Norway's latest unemployment figures make grim reading. The Norwegian Labour...
Oslo Gay Pride Festival

Oslo Pride Announces Virtual Festival for 2020

The coronavirus crisis has claimed another major event in Norway. However, Oslo Pride organisers have announced they will instead run a series of digital exhibitions and campaigns this summer. Each summer, hundreds of thousands of people...
Norway is closed

Norway Is Closed: PM Extends Emergency Coronavirus Measures

UPDATED 24 MARCH: The Norwegian Prime Minister has announced the extension of the country's emergency measures up to and including Easter. The most drastic set of measures ever seen outside of wartime aim to stop the...
Norwegian krone currency market fall

Norwegian Krone Collapses Amid Coronavirus Crisis

The Norwegian krone has suffered its biggest single day collapse against the US Dollar in modern times. Many foreigners living in Norway are even followers of the currency markets. It's in our interests if we still...
King of Norway gives national address on Norwegian TV

Quarantined King of Norway Addresses Nation

As the country's government implements emergency measures, Norway's King took to the airwaves this weekend to reassure the population. His Majesty King Harald V of Norway held an unexpected live television address to the Norwegian population...
A typical Norwegian mountain cabin with a snowy backdrop

“Go Home!” Norway PM Orders Norwegians to Leave Mountain Cabins

Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg has told Norwegians who have fled the cities to their mountain cabins to return home. Emergency regulations will be introduced today that could prevent people travelling to cabins. Erna Solberg has...
Participants in Norway's Birken Ski Marathon

Historic Birken Ski Festival Cancelled

The March event, which includes the iconic Birkebeinerrennet ski marathon, becomes the latest big event to fall victim to the coronavirus. As the number of COVID-19 cases starts to rapidly rise in Norway, the national sport...
Bernie Sanders

Norway MP’s Choose Sanders Over Trump

When asked which candidate they would prefer to win the next U.S. presidential election, Norway's lawmakers overwhelmingly selected Bernie Sanders. Donald Trump did not perform well. Left-leaning Bernie Sanders is the Norwegian Parliament's preferred candidate to...
Glacier landscape of Norway

Svalbard Avalanche Kills Two Tourists

Two German tourists have been killed by an avalanche on Svalbard, near the Russian settlement of Barentsburg. Svalbard authorities have confirmed the death of two German citizens following an avalanche on the Fridjofbreen glacier on Thursday....
Mountain cabin in Vangslia, Norway

Mountain Cabin Property Boom in Norway

Norwegians are spending more than ever before on second homes in the mountains. The market is booming especially at altitude and in close proximity to resorts. Owners of mountain cabins (hytter) are gearing up for the...