One Trip, Two Scandinavian Countries

Just across the border from each other, Värmland in Sweden and Hedmark in Norway, offer the same wonderful open-air escape. Deciding where to go 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...
Slow Down in Norway

Slow Down in Norway

Sustainable tourism is important to Norwegians. Movie pictures like Disney’s Frozen, showing beautiful Norwegian nature and the so-called Norwegian ‘slow tv-shows’, have made hordes...
Prize Winning Documentary and Debate on Hannah Arendt in Oslo

Prize Winning Documentary and Debate on Hannah Arendt in Oslo

Last Thursday the prize-winning film “Vita activa – The Spirit of Hannah Arendt” by Ada Ushpiz had its first Norwegian performance and a panel...
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,...
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...
Norwegian Fishpot

Norwegian Fishpot

Norway’s many rivers, streams and lakes make it a paradise for outdoor experiences and sport fishing – that’s where Fishpot comes in. Fishpot is an...

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