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Children's author Roald Dahl had a Norwegian upbringing

British-Norwegian Author Roald Dahl

Born in Wales to Norwegian immigrant parents, Dahl grew up speaking Norwegian at home. It was Welsh coal that brought Roald Dahl into the world, 100 years ago on September 13 1916. That is, it was...
Statue of Edvard Munch in Norway

Edvard Munch

I scream, you scream, we all scream for… Edvard Munch. Highly regarded for his exploration of dark themes, Munch is one of Norway’s most famous people. The artist also influenced the expressionist painting scene that took...
Statue of Henrik Ibsen in Oslo

The Story of Henrik Ibsen

One of the world’s most influential playwrights and poets has left a huge legacy on Norwegian culture. Here is the story of one of Norway's most famous sons. Henrik Ibsen is widely considered to be the...
Alexander Rybak will represent Norway at the 2018 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest

Alexander Rybak: Norway’s Darling of Eurovision

Born in Minsk, Alexander Rybak moved to Norway at a young age and became a household name with his 2009 Eurovision win. Now he wants to do it all again… A European fairytale It's been nine...
A typical blonde Norwegian women in a Viking outfit

Norwegian Women

Three of Norway's leaders in the current coalition are female and the country is one of the most gender equal in the world. The US News & World Report has ranked Norway 4th in the 2019...
Norwegian footballer Martin Ødegaard

Martin Ødegaard: The Norwegian Footballer Steps Up

The biggest football talent in Norwegian football, Martin Ødegaard, has made yet another loan move away from Real Madrid. It could be his biggest season to date. As a 16-year-old, Martin Ødegaard was the name on...
Ole Einar Bjørndalen at the IBU World Cup in Trondheim

Ole Einar Bjørndalen

One of the greatest ever Norwegian athletes, professional biathlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen has recently announced his retirement at the age of 44. The most successful ever male Winter Olympian, Ole Einar Bjørndalen is a true Norwegian sporting...
Football for asylum seekers

Famous Norwegian Footballers

Norwegian footballers made a splash in the Premier League in the 1990s, but who are the famous names of today? Like most of the world, football is a pretty big sport in Norway. Following skiing and...
Pstereo music festival in Norway

Famous Norwegian Bands & Musicians

An introduction to Norwegian music: From the latest rising stars to one of the biggest names in pop that keeps on touring. Norway gets a lot of attention for its Black Metal scene, and while there...
Scandinavian female stereotype

Scandinavian Stereotypes

Revealed! The truths and the myths of widely-held views about Scandinavian people. What comes into your mind when you hear the word Scandinavia? A region full of blonde-haired blue eyed happy people, hiking in the mountains...