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  • Norway hiking tour national tour
    Sport

    A new participant record was set when more than 60,000 people attended the Norwegian Touring Association’s national tour on Sunday. “We have had a fantastic day of activities, trips and bonfires all over the country,” says DNT general secretary Dag Terje Solvang. He says there is no doubt that interest in outdoor activities is great and indicates that they have had a 10 percent increase in the number of family members so far this year.

  • Norway restricting foreign marriages
    Society

    Minister of Justice and Immigration Jøran Kallmyr (Frp) will consider making it more difficult for Norwegian men to bring women from abroad to Norway.
    In order to prevent foreign women from being exploited by Norwegian men, the government will consider specific measures that will help the relevant group to wait long before they can fetch new women from abroad, NRK reports.

  • Norway skiing World Cup in 2025
    Sport

    The Government will provide NOK 180 million for the development of the Granåsen ski centre if the Ski World Cup 2025 is awarded to Trondheim. Trondheim has not been formally appointed as the organiser of the World Cup in the Nordic branches in 2025, but the trønder-capital is the only applicant.

  • Norway best pensions system
    Society

    An international analysis has concluded that Norway’s pensions system is one of the six best in the world – but there is room for improvement. The annual Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index placed the Norwegian pensions system behind the Netherlands, Scandinavian neighbours Denmark and Sweden, Australia and Finland.

  • New foodie festival in Oslo
    Lifestyle

    The weekend of 11–13 October, the Tjuvholmen neighbourhood in Oslo transforms into a festival area for foodies of all ages. This is the first time the neighbourhood hosts a food and drink festival, and the organisers have worked hard to ensure a great first edition of what will hopefully turn into an annual happening.

  • Norway Oslo knitting capital
    Lifestyle

    If you’re commuting through Oslo by tram, buss or subway, if you take a break at a café, or sit on the train on your way in our out of the city, there’s a high chance you’ll spot someone knitting. When the temperature falls and the long nights of autumn sets in, big parts of Oslo’s population wrap themselves into homemade garments. We explored how the knitting phenomenon unfolds in the city.

  • Oslo culture night 2019
    Culture

    With over 200 FREE events throughout the city, Oslo Culture Night is a great opportunity to sample the best Oslo has to offer, from concerts and art exhibitions to film showings and guided tours – and so much more. This year #Oslokulturnatt celebrates 15 years (Hurray!), and falls on Friday 13 September.

  • Iraqi cultural evening at Kulturhuset
    Culture

    The Embassy of the Republic of Iraq and Den Mangfaldige Scenen youth theatre would like to welcome the public to Iraqi cultural evenings, 21 and 22 August at Kulturhuset. There will be song, music, theatre performances and a ceramic exhibition (the latter lasting until Friday 23 August).

  • Midsummers Night’s Dream Bergen
    Culture

    August is right around the corner, and as per tradition, it is time for Shakespeare at Bergenhus Fort in Bergen. This time it is time for a Midsummers Night’s Dream. A Midsummers Night’s Dream is Shakespeare’s most popular comedy. The story follows the fortunes of a quartet of lovers who are lured into the forest by fairies who trick them with a magic potion that forces

  • Norway Blink Festival
    Sport

    The Blink Festival (Target) sets a visitor record, with about 100,000 visitors through the week. “The biggest event ever in Sandnes!” Mayor Stanley Wirak exclaims. “It was brilliant both in terms of the audience, sports and concerts. It was totally amazing. I am very proud,” the CEO of the Blink Festival, Odd Langhelle, tells Stavanger Aftenblad.

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