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Prestigeous Prize to Norwegian Film Director

Norwegian film director Morten Tyldum won the Hollywood Director Award at the 18th annual Hollywood Film Awards earlier this month. Robert Pattinson, who won the...

Almost Forgotten Norwegian Romantic Painter Exhibits in National Gallery, London

When the prestigious National Gallery in London exhibits the Norwegian landscape painter Peder Balke as a modernistic pioneer it is quite an event. In 1992...

The First Inhabitants in Scandinavia

Grauballe Man, one of th first inhabitants in Scandinavia, was discovered in a Danish peat bog in 1952. The victim, in his mid-30s, had...

The world’s first sustainable destinations

As the first nation in the world, Norway has implemented a system where destinations can be environmental certified at a national level. But Norwegian sustainability...

In the Footsteps of Henrik Ibsen

Heard of Henrik Ibsen? The famous Norwegian dramatist of plays like The Wild Duck, Peer Gynt and A Doll’s House? Well, listen up... Ibsen spent his...

England Under Attack from Vikings

Vikings weren’t always victorious. A raid on Córdoba failed, and the emir sent a gift of 200 Vikings’ heads to his Moroccan ally. Some...

Breakthrough on Understanding Demographic History of Scandinavian Stone-Age Humans

An international team led by researchers at Uppsala University and Stockholm University reveals that expanding Stone-age farmers assimilated local hunter-gatherers and that the hunter-gatherers...

Red-sailed ships terrorizing the Mediterranean

Back in the year 859, with a fleet of 62 red-sailed ships, the Viking chieftain Hasting negotiated the Straits of Gibraltar, sacked Algericas, spent...

In Bed With A Norwegian

That’s right. I’m opening my bedroom door. But let me warn you, it’s chilly….And I’m not just saying that to shake off porn-seekers. The temperature In...
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A Smile is the Shortest Distance – A Tribute to Victor Borge

Victor Borge was born as Børge Rosenbaum in Copenhagen, Denmark, into a Jewish family. His parents, Bernhard and Frederikke Rosenbaum, were both musicians (his father...

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