Culture

Bridge star Ofterbro to lead National Day TV

Jakob Oftebro, who played menacing green activist Mads in The Bridge, the hit Danish TV series, has been chosen to host the national television coverage of Norway’s Constitution Day on 17 May. The actor, who has starred in some of Norway’s biggest recent films, such as Kon-Tiki, Max Manus and Victoria, will be presenting alongside the singer songwriter Haddy ...Full Article

Norwegian dried cod wins ‘Champagne status’

A Norwegian delicacy has won the same exalted status as Champagne, Parma ham, and Feta cheese under European Union rules, with “Tørrfisk fra Lofoten” on Wednesday receiving a ‘protected ...Full Article

Facebook craze to force every Norwegian into sea

A new cold-water bathing craze has spread so fast on Norway’s social media since it was imported from the Faroe Islands a week ago, that the man who started ...Full Article

Norway to launch world’s first Arctic whisky

A group of enthusiastic amateurs plans to launch the world’s first Arctic whiskey distillery on the tiny island of Myken off the coast of far-northern Norway. Roar Larsen, who ...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

Norway teen has lived in cave for a year

A 19-year-old girl from the most fjord-filled region of Western Norway has been living a cave for almost a year with little but a high-grade sleeping bag to get ...Full Article

Hikers to wear green hats if ‘open to romance’

An April Fools joke in which the Norwegian Trekking Association declared that all single people hiking over the Easter break should wear a green hat if they’re open to ...Full Article

Norway’s Solli gets the weirdest yellow card ever

Norwegian footballer Jan Gunnar Solli displayed some unorthodox ball play on Monday evening, catching a pass by lifting up his football shirt and slipping the ball inside. Sadly, the ...Full Article

Oslo to get first Muslim primary school

Plans to launch Oslo’s first Muslim-only primary school have been given the go-ahead by Norway’s education ministry in the face of cross-party criticism. In the application to start the ...Full Article
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