Author: NTB

NTB (Norsk Telegrambyrå), the Norwegian News Agency, is a press agency and wire service that serves most of the largest Norwegian media outlets. The agency is located in Oslo and has bureaus in Brussels, Belgium, and Tromsø in northern Norway
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Fakta om væråret

2020 was the warmest year in Norway since temperatures have been recorded, with more than 25% precipitation then normal. (på norsk)


Nordmenn blir vaksinert

With 89,000 doses delivered to Norway the first week of January, over 4,036 Norwegians received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination. (på norsk)

Border closed

A tale of two cities

The border closure between Norway and Sweden closed due to the differing coronavirus conditions in the countries has been consequential.

gingerbread town

Bergen’s gingerbread town opens

With coronavirus precautions in place, and after a delay, Pepperkakebyen, the gingerbread town, opens in Bergen, one of the world’s largest.

Yule stars over Norway

True to tradition, the Norwegian Air Force flew in a poinsettia formation over Northern Norway, likely the second to last time it will occur.

Fredsprisen overlevert i utlandet

The Nobel Peace Prize—nobels fredsprisen—was presented to David Beasley, head of the World Food Programme, in a corona-adapted ceremony in Oslo.


NRK ruller ut julemeny

NRK has rolled out its “Christmas menu” of programming, an annual “julekalender” of shows and episodes couting down to Christmas.


Norske skibakker kan stenges

Despite less risk than EU neighbors, Norweigan ski areas (skibakker) could be closed this season due to the risks of spreading coronavirus.