Category: News

Ari Behn

Norway mourns author Ari Behn

Former spouse of Princess Märtha Louise dies at 47 The Local Norwegian author Ari Behn, who was previously married to the country’s Princess Märtha Louise, died on Christmas Day,  aged 47, his manager told Agence...

King Harald

King calls for compassion

King Harald says “hope belongs to all of us” in 2019 New Year’s Eve speech Translated by Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American New Year’s Eve is an evening filled with hope and expectations....

Svalbard archipelago

Ships pose threat to Svalbard

Large ships may be banned in the protected areas of natural wilderness Brian Kerr Norway Today In order to preserve the natural wilderness of Svalbard, the government will regulate traffic and is now considering...

Donald Duck

Norway celebrates jul

Which of these Norwegian Christmas traditions is the strangest? The Local UNUSUAL NEWS: Experience jul in Norway through the eyes of an uninitiated Brit: A Norwegian Christmas is a lot more than gingerbread, gløgg,...

‘Climate roar’ is new word of the year

Global climate crisis creates new word in Norwegian language The Local The importance placed on the global climate crisis by young people in Norway has been highlighted by this year’s selection for the country’s...

Solberg calls for global response

Norwegian PM sees need for world to come together in the Paris Agreement Victoria Garza Norway Today Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H) is one of several leaders who are calling for a climate...

Trafalgar Square

Tree looks “anemic”

British dissatisifed with Norwegian Christmas tree at Trafalgar Square Brian Kerr Norway Today The British are dissatisfied with the Norwegian Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square, calling it “sparse” and “anemic.” Every year since 1947,...

juleøl

More ales for Jul

Christmas beers more numerous and better than ever in Norway this year The Local Christmas beer is no longer just a dark and underfermented seasonal beverage that appears on Norwegian shelves in November and...

Odda

Rune appears overnight in Odda

Netflix films mythology-inspired series in Hordaland The Local A large stone with rune inscriptions appeared just outside of a shopping center in the town of Odda in Hordaland County mid-November. There was a hint...