Norwegian Fjord Horse

The Fjord Horse or Norwegian Fjord Horse is a relatively small but very strong horse breed from the mountainous regions of Western Norway. It is an agile breed of light draft horse build. All Fjord horses are dun in color,… Read More ›

Helly Hansen – Keeping People Dry Since 1877

The story of Helly Hansen started in 1877. After many years at sea, norwegian captain Helly Juell Hansen and his wife Maren Margarethe began producing oilskin jackets, trousers, sou’westers and tarpaulins, made from coarse linen soaked in linseed oil. They… Read More ›

Herring Mass Death a Mystery

(Photo: Jan-Petter Jørgensen) The inhabitants of Kvænes in Troms could hardly believe their eyes on the morning of New Year’s Eve: Overnight, the beach was full of dead herring, Nordlys writes. No one knows for sure what’s happened in the popular… Read More ›

‘Dagmar’ Hit on Christmas Day

On Christmas Day, hurricane ‘Dagmar’ hit the western coast of Norway with terrific force. Roads, houses and railway lines were destroyed. This is the worst storm that has hit Norway for more than 20 years. See the fascinating photos!