Bergen is Norway’s second-largest city and one of the country’s oldest urban locations. The first post-viking king, Olav Kyrre, gave it market-town-status around AD 1070.
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The mountain safety code | always be prepared | Norway
The majestic Norwegian mountains can be treacherous – and they steal human lives every year. Study the Norwegian mountain code – and be prepared for your next journey.
Christmas | 24 postcards from the land of Norway
With Christmas comes the turning of the sun, and the promise of a new year. Enjoy these traditional and vintage Norwegian Christmas cards – 24 in all.
Oslo | is the capital city of Norway
Oslo is the capital city of Norway. It was founded in AD 1048 by the Viking king Harald Hardråde. Historically, the city is also known as Christiania or Kristiania.
Quiz vol. 1 | what is the name of the capital city? | Norway
Do you know the name of Norway’s capital city? Test yourself, friends, and family in this 10 multiple-choice questions quiz vol. 1. See the correct answer below each photo.
Facts | the 5 largest lakes | Norway
Norway is a land of water, with almost 1 million lakes and ponds of all sizes. Join us in exploring the 5 largest of her lakes, and some more Norway facts.
The Norwegians | masters at sea | Norway
This beautiful oil painting by Johan Christian Dahl says a lot about generations of Norwegians – and the landscape and the skills they knew.
Norwegian art | the mysterious boy from Setesdal | Norway
Carl Fredrik Sundt-Hansen created this fascinating oil painting in 1904. It is like a window leading into the house of history. If only we could climb through.
Do we show our ancestors the respect they deserve? | Norway
The modern human has a tendency to judge its forebears and their way of life solely based on the reality of our own time.
Facts | only 3 percent is agricultural land | Norway
The most significant sections of Norwegian productive soil can be found in the counties of Trøndelag, Hedmark, Oppland and Rogaland.
Rosemaling | a journey through rose painting history | Norway
For many, it may come as a surprise that the history of rose painting and its place in Norwegian folk art is not as old as one might think.
Norway | the two Trøndelag counties have merged
As a first such an event in modern times: the Norwegian counties Sør-Trøndelag and Nord-Trøndelag have now merged.