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Extinction Rebellion

Climate activists stage protests

Climate action group Extinction Rebellion blocked off several streets and buildings in Oslo in protest of the government’s choice to keep drilling for oil.

an electric scooter in Oslo

Oslo scooter clampdown

After a surge of scooter-related accidents, the Oslo City Council is rolling out new regulations to limit the number of electric scooters in the capital.

an oil rig

Oil still in the future

Norway plans to continue oil drilling for the next several decades, despite environmental concerns and criticism from abroad.

a man walking towards passport control at an airport

Travel starts to open up

The Norwegian government eased entry restrictions for travelers arriving from the UK, EEA, and Schengen countries with low infection rates.


Norway axes vaccine

The Norwegian government has removed the AstraZeneca vaccine from its vaccination program due to concerns over rare but serious blood clot side effects.

Norwegian passport

Living and working in Norway

A simple guide to the distinctions between permanent residency and Norwegian citizenship, including eligibility requirements and the benefits of each.

Yet another quiet May 17 for Norway

For the second year in a row, coronavirus restrictions will be in place for Norway’s national day, keeping the 17th of May a quiet celebration once again.


Travel could resume

The Norwegian Directorate of Public Health (NIPH) has suggested that Norway’s borders could safely open and foreign travel could resume in May.

Munch - Skrik

Munch saw himself as mad

Using new technology, Norway’s National Museum has finally solved the mystery of a hidden inscription on Edvard Munch’s “The Scream.”

military aircraft

US shows military muscle

The United States is deploying long-range B-1 bombers to Norway’s Ørland air base to train in the strategically important High North.