Oslo was recently the backdrop for an episode of ABC’s “The Bachelorette.” The hit TV show has also been a popular series in Norway. This year marks the fifteenth anniversary of premiere of The Bachelorette, in which a group of men vie for the interest of a single, eligible woman. Sometimes the show is shot on location in romantic international settings, [...]
Sixteen-year-old Jakob Ingebrigtsen may not yet be a household name, but he’s being called “the next Sonja Henie” for his prodigious athletic skills at a young age. At the International Mile race/Prefontaine Classic event held recently in Eugene, Oregon, Jakob set a new world record as the youngest person to run a mile in under four minutes. The previous record - [...]
Canadian entrepreneur Cheyanne Smart founded a tour company in Bergen to showcase the culinary delights of Norway’s second-largest city. Smart experienced a tasting tour in Stockholm and thought that her adopted hometown would be a great location to launch her own food tourism company. Now in its second year, Bergen Food Tours offers an insider’s guide to the local food scene [...]
The Central Bank of Norway (Norges Bank) has unveiled a series of new kroner bills that will be phased in beginning in summer 2017. The designs are a departure from the current Norwegian banknotes in several aspects. This will be the first Norwegian money that does not feature a human face. All of the motifs pay tribute to the sea, which [...]
The Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) is celebrating 2017 as the Year of Indigenous Art and Thought. Established in 2001 by Norway’s Ministries of Culture and Foreign affairs, the independent nonprofit foundation aims to feature Norwegian artists from around the globe and promote worldwide collaboration among artists.
A unique t.v. series has taken Norway by social media storm. SKAM (Shame) has not only captivated the Norwegian teen market that it was intended for, but has rapidly caught on with adults in Norway and viewers all over Scandinavia and in the U.K. The drama portrays the lives of teens and is set in Hartvig Nissens high school in suburban [...]