Norwegian stave churches

Norwegian Stave Churches

The stave churches are Norway's unique contribution to the world architecture. Their distinctive design and construction represent some of the finest creations of the...
The Greenwich Village of Oslo

The Greenwich Village of Oslo

Experience Oslo’s multicultural environs by heading east if the center across the Akerselva River to Grønlandsleiret and Smalgangen in Grønland, known as the Greenwich...
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What’s the Secret Behind the Happy Scandinavian Countries?

The Scandinavian countries, Denmark, Norway and Sweden as well as the Nordic countries Finland and Iceland consistently rank highly in surveys of quality of...
The Exciting Story of a Norwegian House Manufacturer

The Exciting Story of a Norwegian House Manufacturer

At the end of the 19th century a new architectural fashion arose in Scandinavia based on traditional wooden houses. This romantic movement came to...

Campus for Astronomy Fans to be Built in Norway

Celebrated Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta is designing Norway’s largest astronomical facility. The architects aspire to capture the feeling of being wrapped in nature and...
The World Is Looking To Oslo

The World Is Looking To Oslo

A new report, Oslo: State of the City 1918, shows that Oslo is recognized as a capital for business as well as vigorous growth. It...

A Norwegian Heritage

When Sturlason Press Agency in Oslo closed its operation in the 1970s, the photo archive of nearly one million images was stowed away in...
The Sayings of the Vikings

The Sayings of the Vikings

The authentic Hávamál was the more than 1000 years old famous guide on how to manage everyday life.  A new and readable translation into...

Norwegian Railway Heralded as a Wonder of the World

Some time ago Lonely Planet’s Tom Hall wrote: “Anywhere else, the Bergensbanen would be heralded as a wonder of the world.” The Oslo-Bergen railway (Bergensbanen)...
A Stroll Through the Heart of Oslo

A Stroll Through the Heart of Oslo

The main street in Oslo, Karl Johans gate, stretches from the Royal Palace to the Central Station. We recommend a guided tour with a...
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