Important Cultural Events

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Date:  10 August 2014 – 16 August 2014 Dea Brøvig – The Last Boat Home Edinburgh International Book Festival welcomes four Norwegian names this year – and not just any names. Karl Ove Knausgaard will share his thoughts about walking in the footsteps of Proust. Additionally, the festival sees talks by Tore Renberg, who will be launching his new neo-noir ...Full Article

Dear Norwegians, happy National Day!

On this date in 1814 Norway adopted it’s new Constitution. The Constitution of Norway was signed at Eidsvoll, declaring Norway as independent nation Today is Norway’s National Day. While ...Full Article

Norway Celebrates 200th Anniversary of Constitution

February 16th marks the official start of the 200th anniversary of Norway’s constitution and its independence from Denmark. At the beginning of 1814 Norway was still under Danish rule. ...Full Article

The Parliament, the Palace and the people celebrate the Constitution

The Parliament, the Government, the Royal Family and the Supreme Court were all present at Parliament when the Norwegian Constitution was celebrated on Thursday. The anniversary meeting in the Parliament Hall ...Full Article

Feature: Norway’s Dalai Lama dilemma

A planned visit by the Dalai Lama has Oslo torn between its will to warm up frozen ties with China and warnings from the public not to compromise its ...Full Article

Oslo mulled scrapping Trafalgar Christmas tree

Oslo bureaucrats this year proposed ending a nearly 60-year-old tradition of sending a Christmas tree to Trafalgar Square in London before their suggestion was rejected outright by the city’s ...Full Article