Category: News

Winter Night in Gallery finale

Norway’s national painting is the star of the last exhibit to run in current National Gallery building M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The National Gallery of Norway’s ongoing finale exhibition is “Infinite Landscapes,” a...

Norway's 2019 budget - Siv Jensen

Norway’s 2019 budget

Proposed budget cuts taxes, increases funds to humanitarian aid Norwegian Ministry of Finance “The Norwegian economy is doing well. Businesses are investing more and employment is rising throughout the country. We are using the...

Nobel Peace Prize

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad, fighters of war-time sexual violence, share 2018 award Nobel Peace Prize Oslo The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 to Denis Mukwege...

marine acheology

Using new tech to locate sunken ships

Sensors on unmanned submarines could give researchers more data Idun Haugan NTNU Gemini An estimated three million shipwrecks lie in seabed graveyards around the world—with as many as 1,000 of them around Svalbard. “The...

Climate change hurts Svalbard

The warming Arctic is a serious threat to the Norwegian city of Longyearbyen M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Longyearbyen, the largest community and the administrative center of Svalbard, the Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic...

Circumnavigate the Arctic

Luxury cruise line opens the Arctic to you—if you have 55 days and $60,000 Thomas Nilsen The Barents Observer Luxury cruise ships will sail next summer from Nome, Alaska, to Tromsø, Norway, via the...

Honnigsvåg

Tourists crash funeral

Locals and sightseers clash when cruise ship passengers flood Honnigsvåg’s historical church—which is still in use The Local Cruise ship tourists crowded into a funeral in a Norwegian town in August, traipsing around the...

Bjarne Melgaard

Oslo rejects “death house”

Controversial artist’s sculpture house will not be built next to Munch’s Oslo studio The Local Norwegian artist Bjarne Melgaard’s battle to build his “death house” near the site of Edvard Munch’s Oslo studio has...

Baltic countries turning Nordic

Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania increasingly think of themselves as Nordic rather than Eastern European M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway In the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, to the east across the Baltic...

slow TV takes a hike

Slow TV takes a hike

Norway’s highest mountain gets the minute-by-minute treatment from NRK The Local They’ve done a railway journey, a ferry trip, and the reindeer migration. They’ve burnt a fire and knitted a sweater in real time....