Everything Smells of Apples in Hardanger

The art of fruit cultivation came to Hardanger with the monks in the 11th century, and has since become a long tradition in the...

Norwegian Architects in Lebanon

The Oslo- and New York-based architect company Snøhetta was selected to design a high-rise block with checker-board patterned facades for Banque Libano Francaise (BLF)...

On Being an Ambassador to Norway

Our aim is to interview ambassadors to Denmark, Norway and Sweden, coming from the top ten countries on our readership list. First out is...

Norwegian Landmarks in the Next Star Wars Production?

Norwegian landmarks like Pulpit Rock (Prekestolen), Troll’s Tongue (Trolltunga), Folgefonna and Lofoten are being scouted for an upcoming Hollywood production of Star Wars. According to...

What Makes Scandinavia Different?

What accounts for the Nordic countries’ strong welfare states? Hint: it’s not white homogeneity. There’s a reason the Scandinavian welfare states are still the envy...

Strange Facts about Scandinavia

Looking for facts about Scandinavia? Here they are... Swedish people recycle so much that the Waste-to-Power plants actually import waste from Norway. Norway is one of the largest oil...

The County of Oppland, Norway

Oppland extends from Sør-Trøndelag in the north, and has seven counties which neighbor it to the north, south, east and west.  The main road...

Norway Popular to Swedish Job Hunters

Between 1990 and 2007 studies show that the number of Swedes commuting to work in Norway had doubled. In spite of the recent fall...

Should Norwegian Air Fly in America?

Here's what passengers say: Affordable. Comfortable. On time. Those are just some of the words Norwegian Air passengers are using to describe the discount airline,...

How to Annoy a Scandinavian

If you happen to deal with Scandinavians from time to time, you will know how sensitive they are when being compared to their neighboring...

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