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Polar explorers from Norway

Famous Norwegian Explorers

Norwegian explorers are some of the world’s greatest, especially when it comes to the polar regions. We take a look at some of the most famous names. We all like to take a holiday abroad now...
Fridtjof Nansen monument in Norway

Fridtjof Nansen: A Norwegian Legend

When we talk about great Norwegians, one name stands head and shoulders above almost all others: The explorer, scientist, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Fridtjof Nansen. Most people become famous for one thing. They’re the best...
Ole Gunnar Solskjær

Solskjaer: It’s Not About Him

Leading lessons from Manchester United’s Norwegian caretaker manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. If you see a group of people and hear them chanting, “Ole’s at the wheel! Tell me how good does it feel!” you have found yourself...
Harry Hole is the creation of Norwegian author Jo Nesbø

Jo Nesbø’s Harry Hole

One of the most famous residents of Oslo is a fictional alcoholic detective. We take a look at the life and times of Jo Nesbø's creation, Harry Hole. We’ve kept spoilers to a minimum, and as...
Liv Ullmann the Norwegian actress

Liv Ullmann

A look back at the life and work of Norway’s most famous actresses. When you think of the European cinema, certain names such as Sofia Loren and Brigitte Bardot spring to mind. But one name that’s...
Yngve Slyngstad CEO of Norges Bank Investment Management

Yngve Slyngstad, Norway’s CFO

Meet Yngve Slyngstad, the man currently responsible for ensuing the smart investment of Norway's colossal sovereign wealth fund. Little Norway’s influence on global financial markets far outweighs its economy thanks to its investment fund built primarily...
A cross-country skier in Norway

Norwegian Cross-Country Skiers

Meet the Olympic superstars and some of Norway's biggest celebrities. Cross-country skiing is without doubt the national sport of Norway. Many partake simply for recreation, but those who compete at a national or international level are...
Petter Northug in action

Petter Northug

Norway's Gold medal winning and at times controversial cross-country skier announces his retirement from the sport. One of the most famous faces in Norway, cross-country skier Petter Northug has hung up his ski boots after a...
Ada Hegerberg Norwegian footballer

Ada Hegerberg: Ballon d’Or Winner

The Norwegian footballer wins the first ever female Ballon D'or trophy for the world's best player. Congratulations Ada Hegerberg! At just 23 the Olympique Lyonnais forward has been named as the world's best female football player. The...
Norwegian skier Vibeke Skofterud

Remembering Vibeke Skofterud

The Norwegian Olympic gold medalist tragically lost her life at the age of just 38. Cross-country skiers are ten a penny in Norway, so to stand out and succeed at the highest level takes real talent...