|Area Total||323,802 sq km|
|Climate||temperate along coast, modified by North Atlantic Current; colder interior with increased precipitation and colder summers; rainy year-round on west coast|
|Natural Resources||petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, titanium, pyrites, nickel, fish, timber, hydropower|
|Imports||Sweden 11.4%, Germany 11%, China 9.8%, US 6.8%, South Korea 6.7%, Denmark 5.4%, UK 4.7% (2017) – machinery and equipment, chemicals, metals, foodstuffs|
|Government||parliamentary constitutional monarchy|
|Population||5,372,191 (July 2018 est.)|
|Ethnicity||Norwegian 83.2% (includes about 60,000 Sami), other European 8.3%, other 8.5% (2017 est.)|
|Language||Bokmal Norwegian (official), Nynorsk Norwegian (official), small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities|
|Exports||UK 21.1%, Germany 15.5%, Netherlands 9.9%, Sweden 6.6%, France 6.4%, Belgium 4.8%, Denmark 4.7%, US 4.6% (2017) – petroleum and petroleum products, machinery and equipment, metals, chemicals, ships, fish|
News about Norway
- UK braces for even higher bills as Norway threatens electricity export cutby Alex Lawson Energy correspondent (Norway | The Guardian) on August 8, 2022
Water levels in southern Norway so low domestic consumers may be prioritised over international customersBritish consumers could face even higher bills and potential energy shortages this winter after Norway threatened to ration electricity exports.The UK receives hydroelectric power from Norway through a subsea interconnector cable running beneath the […]
- Norwegian word of the day: Yr by The Local on August 8, 2022
Given how often the weather changes in Norway, this is a useful one to know.
- How to beat high energy prices in Norway and save money on your electricity billby The Local on August 8, 2022
Consumers in Norway are paying more money than ever for electricity. The Local has spoken to experts for their tips on saving money on your energy bills.
- Polar bear killed after injuring woman at Svalbard campsiteby Associated Press in Copenhagen (Norway | The Guardian) on August 8, 2022
French tourist, part of tour group of 25 people, taken to hospital after incident at Sveasletta, say policeA polar bear has been killed after it attacked a campsite in Norway’s remote Arctic Svalbard Islands on Monday, injuring a French tourist.The woman, who was not identified, was part of a tour group of 25 people who were camping at Sveasletta, in the […]
- EXPLAINED: What you need to know about Norway’s weather warning systemby The Local on August 8, 2022
The weather in Norway can change rapidly and bring adverse conditions with it. Here’s what you need to know about weather alerts and what they mean.
- Norway to revamp alert system to ensure tourists are aware of dangerous weatherby The Local on August 8, 2022
Not enough tourists are notified of potentially treacherous conditions or dangerous weather, and a new system is being worked on, the Directorate for Social Security and Preparedness has said.
- Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Monday by The Local on August 8, 2022
The latest on the electricity crisis and why dangerous weather alerts don't always reach the right people, plus other news from Norway on Monday.
- Norwegian Refugee Council urges immediate ceasefire in Israel’s war on Gaza to save livesby Nadarajah Sethurupan (NORWAY NEWS – latest news, breaking stories and comment – NORWAY NEWS) on August 7, 2022
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) today urgently called on all parties to refrain from targeting…
- SAS pilots approve new collective agreementby The Local on August 6, 2022
93 percent of Danish SAS pilots have approved the agreement that ended strike action last month.
- READERS REVEAL: The best tips to help you settle in Norway by The Local on August 5, 2022
Norway has recently been ranked as one of the hardest countries for foreigners to settle in. The Local's readers have shared their favourite tips and tricks to help you feel more at home in the Scandinavian country.
- SAS strike affected 380,000 passengers in Julyby The Local on August 5, 2022
More than 3,700 flights where cancelled and 380,000 passengers where affected by the 15-day strike which hit Scandinavia's SAS airline last month, the company has revealed.
- EU delays passport scan system and €7 travel fee until 2023by The Local on August 5, 2022
Two major changes that were due to come into force in 2022 for travellers entering the EU - an enhanced passport scanning system and the introduction of a €7 visa for tourists - have been delayed for a year.
- Norwegian expression of the day: Knute på trådenby The Local on August 4, 2022
When there’s an issue between two people, there may be a “knot on the rope”.
- Landlord or tenant: Who pays which costs in Norway? by The Local on August 4, 2022
What do tenants in Norway typically need to fork out for, and which bills will the landlord cover when leasing a property? Here's what you need to know.
- Are Norway's top attractions at risk of over-tourism?by The Local on August 4, 2022
Norway's tourism industry is showing signs of recovery following the pandemic. However, as international visitors return to tourist hotspots, the country is again debating the pros and cons of mass tourism.
- How Sweden has profited from selling Norwegian energy back to Norwayby The Local on August 4, 2022
Sweden has turned a profit buying cheap Norwegian power from the country's north and then exporting it back to southern Norway where prices are higher.
- French, Norwegian firefighters join colleagues in Greeceby Nadarajah Sethurupan (NORWAY NEWS – latest news, breaking stories and comment – NORWAY NEWS) on August 3, 2022
Firefighters from France and Norway have arrived in Greece to help their Greek counterparts combat…
- Air-con, ties and lights: How Europe plans to save energy and get through winter without blackoutsby The Local on August 3, 2022
In the face of possible energy shortages due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, countries around Europe are taking action to cut their energy use and ensure that the lights remain on this winter. Here's a look at some of the rules and recommendations that governments are introducing.
- Could Norway take new steps to address high energy prices?by The Local on August 3, 2022
Norway’s Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre is under increasing pressure to take additional action on sky-rocketing energy prices.
- What you need to know about summer and seasonal jobs in Norway by The Local on August 3, 2022
Norway's economy is doing well, unemployment is at record-low levels, and figures show the demand for seasonal workers is high. Here's what you need to know about summer and seasonal jobs.
- Norway concerned about crisis in Sri Lanka: Norwegian Foreign Ministerby Nadarajah Sethurupan (NORWAY NEWS – latest news, breaking stories and comment – NORWAY NEWS) on August 2, 2022
Norway is concerned about the food and nutrition crisis witnessed in Sri Lanka, Minister of…
- EXPLAINED: Norway's AutoPASS system for toll roadsby The Local on August 2, 2022
Tolls stations are pretty much everywhere in Norway. Here's what you need to know about the automated AutoPass system for toll roads.
- Why the cost of toll roads in Norway’s major cities could increaseby The Local on August 2, 2022
The cost of using roads in Norway's biggest cities could increase due to the governemnt changing the rules for the funding it gives local authorities to spend on transport and tolls.
- Low number of rental properties available in Norway despite huge demandby The Local on August 2, 2022
Despite massive demand for rental properties, the number of homes on the market in Norway is down significantly compared to last year, recent figures show.
- NASAMS air defense will face Russian aircraft for the first timeby Nadarajah Sethurupan (NORWAY NEWS – latest news, breaking stories and comment – NORWAY NEWS) on August 1, 2022
The US has officially announced its intention to purchase Norwegian anti-aircraft missile systems NASAMS. They…
- Norwegian expression of the day: Koste skjortaby The Local on August 1, 2022
Norway is known for being expensive, but this expression is for when something is beyond a bit pricey.
- Radisson opens new hotel in Norwayby Nadarajah Sethurupan (NORWAY NEWS – latest news, breaking stories and comment – NORWAY NEWS) on July 26, 2022
Radisson is further growing its presence in Norway with the launch of Radisson RED Oslo Okern. Situated…
- Freya the walrus sinks boats and captures hearts in Norwayby Agence France-Presse (Norway | The Guardian) on July 25, 2022
The enchanting but unwittingly destructive 600kg marine mammal, named after a Norse goddess, has taken up residence in Oslo fjordFor a week, a young female walrus nicknamed Freya has enchanted Norwegians by basking in the sun of the Oslo fjord, making a splash in the media and bending a few boats.The 600kg (1,300lb) marine mammal has been named after the […]
- University of Oslo to become research hub of Taiwan studiesby Nadarajah Sethurupan (NORWAY NEWS – latest news, breaking stories and comment – NORWAY NEWS) on July 25, 2022
The Department of Cultural Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS) in Norway’s University of Oslo has…
- Norway keen to promote relations with Pakistanby Nadarajah Sethurupan (NORWAY NEWS – latest news, breaking stories and comment – NORWAY NEWS) on July 24, 2022
Ambassador of Norway to Pakistan, Per Albert Ilsaas here on Tuesday said that Pakistan and…