Tagged: The Local

Svindal takes silver in final race of career

Olympic champion retires with a thrilling Norwegian one-two The Local Olympic champion Aksel Lund Svindal retired from alpine skiing with a bang Feb. 9 as he won world downhill silver in a thrilling Norwegian...

Northernmost bank robbery goes south

Longyearbyen, Svalbard, is the unlikely site of an armed bank robbery The Local An armed man has robbed a bank in the world’s northernmost settlement on Norway’s remote Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, but he...

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...

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....

biological clocks

Norwegians learn why time flies

Nobel-winning team discovers brain cells that may hold the key to our subjective experience of time—using chocolate The Local Edvard Moser, the Nobel prize-wining professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and...

King crab a black market item

Booming demand for the shellfish in Norway and abroad is fueling a growing black market The Local Increasing demand for king crab, both in Norway and from export markets, is fueling a growing black...

free heroin

Free heroin for addicts

Norway to test liberal drug policy reform The Local Norway’s government is to start providing free heroin to up to 400 hardened addicts as it pushes forward with its drug policy reforms. Aftenposten reported...

Preikestolen transplanted to India

Norway’s tourism industry still says the site’s use in Mission Impossible 5 will be good publicity The Local The new Mission Impossible movie will include scenes filmed at Preikestolen—but the iconic Norwegian landmark will...

Thorvald Stoltenberg

Thorvald Stoltenberg dies aged 87

The Local Thorvald Stoltenberg, a former foreign and defense minister and father of NATO Secretary General and former Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, died on July 13. Stoltenberg’s family informed news agency NTB that the...

New park

New national park for Lofotodden

Despite objections, Norway will create a park to protect part of the Lofoten islands The Local Norway’s government has decided to designate an area in the Lofoten archipelago a national park, despite local residents...