Tagged: Western Norway

Floodwaters destroy homes in Western Norway

The most severe flooding in decades washed away roads and houses in Odda, Voss, Aurland-Flåm, and Lærdal Staff Compilation NRK / Aftenposten In Western Norway, floodwaters are slowly receding, revealing massive destruction of homes...

Statkraft upgrades renewable power generation in Norway

Statkraft has decided to spend more than NOK 1 billion upgrading hydropower facilities. In western Norway, the new power plants Eiriksdal and Makkoren will replace older facilities, while Nedre Røssåga power plant in northern...

A fantastic Norwegian fashion journey

Seven years of hard work is paying off big time for Moods of Norway By Berit Hessen – Norwegian American Weekly Seven years ago, a small fashion design company called Moods of Norway was born in...

Norwegian sea eagles have landed in Scotland

The donation of between 15 and 20 white-tailed sea eagle chicks originating from Western Norway is a vital part of the reintroduction programme for the UK’s largest and most spectacular bird of prey The...

World base jumping record set in Norway

On Saturday August 8, 49 adrenaline seekers leaped from the Katthammaren mountain in Eikesdal, Romsdal, reports TV 2 Nyheter. This beat Friday’s jump, when 36 thrill-seekers leaped from the same mountain in western Norway. The established...

World’s greatest public bathrooms

Saunders and Wilhelmsen Lookout, Norway You’ll have to wend your way deep into fjord country to get to this architectural gem in Stegastein, part of a project sponsored by the Norwegian Public Road Administration,...

From manual power to high technology

Industrialisation in Norway first took off in the mid 1800s, particularly in the areas surrounding the Oslo fjord. During recent decades, the greatest industrial slump has been in these same areas. On the other...

The Bergen Line celebrating 100

The Bergen Line 1909 – 2009 On November 27 1909, a railway between Norway’s two largest cities, Bergen and Oslo, was opened: the Bergen Line. At the same time, one of Europe’s most spectacular...

New report on hypothetical Sellafield accident

The Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority has just published a report on a hypothetical accident at Sellafield in England, which concludes that if only 1% of the liquid radioactive waste stored at the plant is...