Category: News

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Minister of Trade and Industry Iselin Nybø and Prime Minister Erna Solberg hold Norwegian and British flags to celebrate

Trade agreement reached

Norway and the United Kingdom have reach a new post-Brexit free trade agreement after nearly a year of negotiations between the two governments.