The ‘Forgotten Fiasco’ of Norway, 1940

The ‘Forgotten Fiasco’ of Norway, 1940

The British campaign in Norway in 1940 was an ignominious and abject failure. It is perhaps best known as the fiasco which directly led...

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Breathtaking scenery, historic sights and modern cities are the big attractions for the traveler to Norway.Norway is synonymous with nature: abundant with majestic mountains...
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A Rolling Railway Museum in Norway

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Norwegian Scientist Solved the Mysteries of Spectacular Aurora Borealis

It is 100 years since Norway’s most famous physicist and industry researcher died. Kristian Birkeland was the world’s first space researcher and put Norwegian...

Scandinavian Places in a Nutshell

Whether you’re in a car or coach, on a bicycle, boat or train, on foot or on skis, the Scandinavian countries have an enormous...
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Pomp and Circumstance in Norway

The Norwegian Monarchy has roots going back more than a thousand years in history. Here we shall only briefly touch upon the many centuries...
New Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle

New Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle

A year from now, in May 2018, in Seattle’s old Scandinavian neighborhood, Nordic Heritage Museum will be opening a new home. After many years...
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...
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