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
a newborn baby

Pandemic baby boom unexpected

Birth rates in Norway have increased by 4.4% compared to last year, taking many statisticians by surprise given the uncertainty of the pandemic.

Ocean Cleanup

Havene skal renskes for plast

Working together with the Norwegian company Mørenot, The Ocean Cleanup has developed technology to clean up plastics in the oceans.

cars lined up

Travelers coming to Norway

Norway saw an upswell in international travelers without COVID-19 passports after travel restrictions and entry regulations were eased on July 5.

a man walking towards passport control at an airport

Increased tourism expected

Norway is now part of the EU’s solution for allowing foreign travel: using coronavirus certificates so travelers can prove they are fully vaccinated.

Viking ship in the Vikingtidsmuseet

Vikingtidsmuseet får en stor gave

The Museum of the Viking Age (Vikingtidsmuseet) in Oslo has received a large donation of NOK 200 million, ensuring its financial viability into the future.

a previously unknown Astrup painting, "Grey spring evening and flowering fruit trees"

Unknown Astrup found

A previously unknown painting by Nikolai Astrup will be on display at the Clark Art Institute in the first ever exhibition of Astrup’s works in America.

King Harald's consecration at Nidaros Cathedral. King Harald kneels with a bishop placing a hand on his had. Queen Sonja stands in the background.

Royal consecration remembered

June 23 marked the 30th anniversary of King Harald and Queen Sonja’s consecration in Nidaros Cathedral in 1991. Take a look back on the historic day.