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Tor Kjølberg, Ph.D., Editor in Chief

Tor is educated from colleges and universities in Norway and Great Britain. He has worked almost all his adult life as a marketing consultant and travel writer. He has written the book “Sell more!” (Cappelen Damm, 2004).


Dr.-art Helgard Mahrdt

Dr.-art Helgard Mahrdt, contributing editor on arts as well as political and human sciences.

German-born Helgard Mahrdt is a writer, philosopher and lecturer who lives and works in Oslo. Her wide-ranging interest concern literature, culture and politics, particularly Hannah Arendt’s works and political thinking. Currently she is writing a book on the American German-Jewish thinker Hannah Arendt.

For Daily Scandinavian she will write about fine arts, society and cultural politics.

Lars Andersen

Lars was born in the USA to Norwegian immigrant parents from Oslo and Bergen. After various assignments in the United States Navy and a business career in industrial sales, he founded Victory Film Productions Inc., which produces high-quality World War II aviation films and provides documentary consulting services and archive film to networks such as Spiegel TV, National Geographic, Dreamworks, History Channel and many others. Lars was portrayed by Tor Kjolberg in the Norwegian weekly Vi Menn in 2011. Lars is married to Elsa Hammer of Berlevag, north Norway, and resides in Southampton, New York and Oslo, Norway.

Federico Maltese

Federico does not see IT issues as problems but rather as challenges. This make’s him a dedicated and versatile consultant in different IT fields.
He focus on Cybersecurity and he has experience with programming, databases, networking and project management.
To be professional means for him to be ethical, updated with new technology, have good analytical and problem solving skills and not least have good interpersonal relationships and communication.

Jon Arne Foss

Is an experienced landscape photographer, based in Oslo, Norway. His pursuit of motifs has taken him around Scandinavia for well over two decades now. His talent for rare captures of amazing light and fleeting atmosphere imbue his portfolio with a sense of the majestic and the bold.

Mikael Svensson

Photography for Micke all started during his years in the beautiful Swedish mountains. He was fascinated by the colors and landscape and has been photographing natural environments ever since. Mikael is a member of The Swedish Association of Nature Photographers.


Lasse Tur

photographer and producer of more than 20 coffee table books containing aero pictures of cities, landscapes, events in addition to being a contributing photographer to Daily Scandinavian.


Oivind Wold

Journalist and cycle enthusiast Oivind Wold has written several important books on bicycling tours in Norway. We are proud to have him as one of Daily Scandinavians’ contributors. You may reach him on oywold@gmail.com