Prime Minister Erna Solberg reflected on the challenges of 2020 and offered hopeful thoughts for the year ahead in an address on New Year’s Day.
With coronavirus precautions in place, and after a delay, Pepperkakebyen, the gingerbread town, opens in Bergen, one of the world’s largest.
Norway increased its contributions to the UN’s Central Emergency Relief Fund to record high levels in 2020 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
True to tradition, the Norwegian Air Force flew in a poinsettia formation over Northern Norway, likely the second to last time it will occur.
Norwegian Christmas traditions are deep, but this year, under a global pandemic, many traditions have had to be adapted to remain safe.
The Norwegian government wants to establish an aid package for the Svalbard tourism industry, which has suffered under the pandemic.
Arts Council Norway has distributed another aid package to arts organizations, notably Hanne Krogh Productions, to help weather the pandemic.
Prime Minister Erna Solberg, announcing new COVID restrictions, encouraged Norwegians to have a “Plan B” for holiday travel this year.
In a recent poll conducted by Respons, seven of 10 Norwegians expressed they would likely take a vaccine agianst COVID-19 when available.
Norway’s Oscar candidate for best international film in 2020 is Hope (Håp), directed by Maria Søhdal, a love story amid a battle with cancer.