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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? Is your view of the Nordic people defined from experience? Or is it...
Marit Bjørgen Norway

Marit Bjørgen, Norway’s Olympic Superstar

Meet the 37-year-old mother who just became the most successful Winter Olympian of all time. When Norway's Marit Bjørgen crossed the finish line of the women's cross-country skiing 30km mass start classic at the Pyeongchang 2018...
Famous Norwegian People

Famous Norwegian People

Norwegians have left their mark on the globe over the years, but how many of these famous Norwegian people are you familiar with? Norway is well known as a large exporter of petroleum, but this small...
Vivid Nikolai Astrup painting

Nikolai Astrup: Norwegian Painter

It's only in the last few years that the colourful work of the Norwegian painter has become known outside of Norway. Although both artists are expressionists who used lurid colours to record brilliant Norwegian summer evenings...
Agnete Norway

Introducing Agnete

The former child star has grown into a popular Norwegian singer. Eight years ago, little Agnete Kristin Johnsen stole the hearts of Norwegians up and down the land as she led her band, the Blacksheeps, to...
Aurora singer Norway

Introducing Aurora

Almost out of nowhere, everyone in Norway and the UK seems to know the name Aurora, and not because of the northern lights. The 19-year-old singer, real name Aurora Aksnes, grew up near Bergen and was only discovered...
Susanne Sundfør

Introducing Susanne Sundfør

The name Susanne Sundfør might be new to you, but she's a household name in Scandinavia. Three of her albums topped the Norwegian charts and this month she headlined both Øya festival in Oslo and Pstereo festival here...