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...

Scandinavian Food and Drink

Brace yourself for a gastronomic treat: fresh seafood, wild berries and succulent game washed down by fiery aquavit is the order of the day. There’s...
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....
Scandinavian Cod – A Delicacy in February

Scandinavian Cod – A Delicacy in February

Cod (Gadinae sp. Lotinae sp) is both the name of a certain fish, and a roomy expression for a large number of fish that...

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...

150th Anniversary of Norway’s Peer Gynt

Norway’s Henrik Ibsen is often considered the most-read playwright after William Shakespeare, and the reason is perhaps that he talks about women, the corruption...
First Time Exhibit in Scandinavia by Controversial Japanese Artist

First Time Exhibit in Scandinavia by Controversial Japanese Artist

The Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo, Norway is now presenting a solo exhibition of the world-famous Japanese artist Takashi Murakami (b. 1962, Tokyo). 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...
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Now in Oslo: Love in the Time of Loneliness

At the Edvard Munch Museum in Oslo, the works of Edvard Munch is now juxtaposed against Gustave Flaubert’s groundbreaking novel Madame Bovary. Two masters come...

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