The Largest Wooden Building in Northern Europe

The Largest Wooden Building in Northern Europe

The wooden palace in Trondheim, Norway, was built in the 1770s as a private home for the affluent councellor Schøller’s widow Cecilie Christine von...
Norwegian Police Troops in Sweden During World War II

Norwegian Police Troops in Sweden During World War II

WWII veterans from the Norwegian Police Troops in Sweden still meet weekly for lunch at Akershus Fortress in Oslo. “Naturally, we are fewer now...
Hard Core Fishing and Champagne in Norway

Hard Core Fishing and Champagne in Norway

Fishing and champagne? Yes, at Vassdalsvik Sea Lodge in Northern Norway you’re invited to enjoy fishing combined with “la dolce vita”. Helén Lindqvist from Vassdalsvik...
The Doomsday Vault in Norway That Stores Crops and Data

The Doomsday Vault in Norway That Stores Crops and Data

The World has already over 1,700 gene-banks holding collections of food crops for safekeeping. Many of these are, however, vulnerable, exposed for disasters as...
The Scandinavian Jazz Church in New Orleans

The Scandinavian Jazz Church in New Orleans

Formerly known as the Norwegian Seamen’s Church, The Scandinavian Jazz Church continues its monthly jazz service which has been held since 1905. The reason is...

Norway’s Population Rises

New statistics show that the overall population of Norway was up again at the end of last year. Norway had an official populati0n of 5,258,317...
Valley of Vikings in Norway

Valley of Vikings in Norway

Each summer in Gudvangen a week long market festival congregates to celebrate the Vikings. On the area, a permanent Viking Village is soon to be established....

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...
Did You Know This About Norway?

Did You Know This About Norway?

Famous as the home of the medieval Vikings, this northern nation is also known for its majestic fjords, mountains, charming towns, and diverse wildlife....
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,...

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