Category: News

A person forging with a hot form iron.

Who taught Norway to smelt iron?

An NTNU professor may have solved the mystery of Norway’s iron-age smelting Steinar Brandslet NTNU For centuries, people in today’s mid-Norway Trøndelag region made large amounts of first-class iron out of bog ore for...

Hunters find Viking sword

The 1,100-year-old relic was found higher in the mountains than any previous such objects The Local Reindeer hunters in Norway’s Oppland county have created excitement among experts at home and abroad after discovering a...

Norwegian ballot box.

Norway’s election

Five things to know about the outcome of September 11’s general election The Local Norway’s conservative parties won a majority in September 11’s election. Here are five essential things to take away. 1. Conservative...

Ragnarok avoided

Science explains what caused three summerless years in the ninth century M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The three summerless years of 821-823 were horrific. Across Europe, blizzards inundated the land; rivers froze; storms raged;...

Netflix Utøya film okayed

A film about the July 22, 2011, terror attacks will begin filming this fall The Local A film about the July 22 terror attacks carried out by right-wing extremist Anders Breivik in Oslo and...

Ospreys fly Norway

Conservation project sees the birds take wing in Switzerland The Local After over a century without the animal, Switzerland’s osprey population is about to take off again with an influx of Norwegian birds. Staff...

Conservatives lead in polls

For the first time in nine months, Norway’s current governing coalition seems likely to retain power The Local With just under a month to go until Norway’s general election, the opposition Labor Party has...

Swedish beer smuggling at record high

Norwegian customs at one border crossing has seen a spike in 2017 The Local Norwegian customs officers at the Svinesund border between Sweden and Norway have seized more beer and spirits during the first...

Police to investigate “fish mafia”

Authorities suspect illegal releases of the fish at several locations in Norway The Local Police in Norway are set to open investigations into what authorities suspect to be illegal releases of pike fish at...

Regions reformed

Norway’s 19 fylker to be reorganized into 11 regions in 2020 M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway On June 8, the Norwegian Storting (Parliament) enacted the most comprehensive administrative reorganization of the country since the...