The Norwegian Language Council, Språkrådet, has selected the Norwegian word koronaen as word of the year for 2020.
The Nobel Peace Prize—nobels fredsprisen—was presented to David Beasley, head of the World Food Programme, in a corona-adapted ceremony in Oslo.
NRK has rolled out its “Christmas menu” of programming, an annual “julekalender” of shows and episodes couting down to Christmas.
Despite less risk than EU neighbors, Norweigan ski areas (skibakker) could be closed this season due to the risks of spreading coronavirus.
After tightening COVID restrictions, including closing alcohol service, major Norwegian cities have seen an increase in unemployment filings.
The Norwegian Nurses Organization has warned that there may be a critical shortage of intensive care nurses should a serious outbreak arise.
Norway’s annual gift of a julegran (Christmas fir) to Britain was cut in secret due to COVID-19, but is on its way to Trafalgar Square.
Churches in Bergen, Oslo, Asker, and Bærum have suspended communion due to the coronavirus, and are considering suspending coffee service.
A study by Statistics Norway shows that eight of 10 Norwegians participated regularly in outdoor activities like hiking in the last year.
Prime Minister Erna Solberg expressed outrage in light of evidence that Russia was behind recent cyberattacks on the Norwegian parliament.