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Northern lights photography in northern Norway

Space Weather Study in Norway

A new study of the solar wind phenomenon starts this month with a series of rocket launches from Norway. A team of international scientists including NASA are about to start a two-year programme known as the...
Chilly Norway

Norway Feels the Freeze

As with much of the rest of Europe, Norway has felt the cold this week. A bitterly cold storm from Siberia has swept across Norway for the last few days, bringing the lowest temperatures felt in...
Norwegian flag over the water

Plans to Ban Semi-Automatic Guns

Norwegian politicians are set to ban semi-automatic guns from 2021. Norway plans to ban semi-automatic firearms as of 2021, a decade after the mass shooting that left 69 people dead on Utøya. One of the Høyre...
Donald Trump Norway

Trump & Norway: How The World Reacted

The world's media has had a lot to say about Trump's preference for Norwegians. When Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg met with the US President Donald Trump just two weeks ago, she can't have expected what...
Trine Skei Grande, Venstre

Liberals to Join Government

Norway’s three female party leaders have reached an agreement to create a minority government for the next four years. After two weeks of negotiations, Venstre (the Liberal Party) has joined the Government as a full member...
Kjell Inge Røkke

Norwegian Billionaire to Give Away His Cash

A former fisherman who made his fortune in the oil industry has promised to give most of his money away to good causes. 58-year-old Kjell Inge Røkke will give away “the lion's share” of his vast...
Sami children singing at the National Day celebrations

Sami National Day: Happy 100!

Today is the Sami National Day, a day celebrated not just in Norway but by Sami people across Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. Held every year on 6 February, the day marks the anniversary of when...
SAS Scandinavian Airlines jet

Happy Birthday SAS: 70 Years Young

Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) celebrates its 70th birthday this year. A few years ago, few people thought the airline would make it to this milestone. In the face of stiff price competition from Norwegian, the historic...
Arctic Sunshine

Weather Records Smashed in July

Weather in Scandinavia is never something that's easy to predict, but July has been a more confusing month than most. Sunshine in the Arctic The Arctic archipelago Svalbard enjoyed its warmest ever month since records began...
Kristiansand

Norway Weekly 175: Solberg warns UK about Brexit, boosts defence

Norway's top stories from the last seven days Here's what you may have missed from Norwegian news over the past week. Top Story: Erna Solberg warns Britons ‘won’t like’ life outside EU Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg...