Tagged: Oslo

New red “Santa” statue

Red version of controversial statue unveiled in Oslo’s Ekebergparken The Local A 20-foot-tall statue by artist Paul McCarthy, officially named Santa but known colloquially as the “Butt Plug Gnome,” has been unveiled in Oslo....

Stovner Tower offers a new perspective

A bird’s-eye view of Oslo Molly Jones, Seattle Want to follow the path of the birds for an incredible view of Norway’s capital? You’re in luck. On Oct. 12, the district of Stovner in...

Homeless World Cup takes Oslo

Some 100,000 fans descended on Oslo for the eight-day street football tournament played by homeless athletes The Local The 2017 Homeless World Cup competition appears to be the largest of its kind in its...

Liberal Oslo mosque to open in 2018

A planned gay-friendly mosque will allow female imams and mixed-gender prayer The Local The mosque, which will be located in the center of the Norwegian capital, will be called Masjid al-Nisa’ (The Women’s Mosque),...

Dilemma: To jump or not to jump

New sculpture in Oslo’s Ekeberg Park is a monument to scary choices M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Dilemma, a new sculpture, now joins 34 others in the Ekebergparken Sculpture Park above downtown Oslo to...

Traffic woes in Oslo

Oslo congestion is the worst in Scandinavia Michael Sandelson The Foreigner Dutch sat nav company TomTom’s Traffic Index 2016 lists Oslo as having had 24 traffic hotspots last year. Journeys took 38 minutes extra...

Oslo to test e-buses

Six new electric buses will be used in Oslo’s mass transit traffic starting this November M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway On January 11, Ruter, the Oslo Public Transport Authority, presented its plan for zero-emission...