Art and culture in Norway

Art and Culture in Norway

After being a world power during the Viking Age, Norway went through various unions with and occupations by Denmark and Sweden until independence in...
Utøya Memorial Pavilion, Norway

Utøya Memorial Pavilion, Norway

Five years after the shooting by Anders Breivik at Utøya in Norway, where he killed 69 people, mostly teenagers, Utøya Memorial Pavilion, Norway has...

Indoor Skydiving in Norway

Voss in Western Norway is arguably the top winter destination, especially when it comes to fresh track skiing. But Voss has something to offer...

Oscarhall Summer Palace in Oslo

The beautiful Oscarhall summer palace at Bygdøy, Oslo, was built during the period 1847-1852, commissioned by King Oscar I. From Oscarshall there’s a view...
Norway’s Mining Past

Norway’s Mining Past

Allmannajuvet in Norway was once the center of Norway’s nascent zinc mining industry, a labor-intensive process that saw the ore dragged out of deep tunnels...
Cool Scandinavian Looks

Cool Scandinavian Looks

Scandinavian design is elegant, light, sparse, shows respect for natural materials, and is made with superb craftsmanship. Say “Scandinavian design” and most people visualize furniture,...

The Silver Treasure in Bergen, Norway

Visitors can again admire the spectacular permanent exhibition ‘Silver Treasure’ after the re-opening of the KODE 1 building in Bergen in May, The exhibition...

Modern Art – Or Just a Beach Day?

The Modern Art Center at Hovikodden in Oslo was founded in 1968 by World and Olympic champion figure skater Sonja Henie (1912-1969) and her...
animalsa at maihaugen

Norway’s largest open-air museum outside of Oslo

Maihaugen in Lillehammer is Norway’s largest open-air museum outside of Oslo. The museum offers more than 200 buildings from different eras, superb cultural experiences,...

Bust of Russian Cosmonaut Unveiled in Norway

The Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, who was the first man in space, had his bust unveiled in Bergen, Norway, 14 September. Gagarin visited Bergen...
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