In solitude: Ingebjørg Byrkjeland (85) is as unique as the folding technique. (Photo: NRK) Folding a Hardanger Bunad headscarf is an endangered craft, and Ingebjørg Byrkjeland (85) from Norheimsund, Western Norway, is the only one left in the world who… Read More ›
The “Thinking Bench” That Makes You Think
The Thinking Bench at the Angelskjæret reef, at the outlet of the river Namsen in Central Norway. (Photo: Thor News) “Our thoughts are free”, is one of the Norwegian Humanist Association’s (NHA) mottoes. However, you also need a place to think. Since… Read More ›
Some Like It Grey, Some Like It Blue – What About You?
The neighbors living in this vertically divided two-family house in Namsos in Central Norway have failed to agree on the color. (Photo: ThorNews) The Norwegian winter is long, dark and snowy. Nevertheless, most Norwegians choose to paint their houses in… Read More ›
Bjørn is “King of Tie Land”
The King of Tie Land: Bjørn Hagerup Røken and many of his artistic neckties. (Photo: Mathias Oppedal/NRK) After the local newspaper Jærbladet wrote about the project it has reached new heights, and last week, initiator Bjørn Hagerup Røken received no less… Read More ›
Please Step On These Dachshunds
Trondheim municipality hopes as many as possible will step on these Dachshunds. (Photo: tagsecond.com/ Unknown) – The pedestrian crossing is made to show that we appreciate foot-travelers, says Hans Kringstad in Trondheim municipality to Adresseavisen newspaper. The decoration is part… Read More ›
1,000 Applicants for 1.5 Year Full Time Job as Hiking Boots Tester
What is the most important factor if you have to walk for eighteen months in the Scandinavian wilderness: Good shoes, patience, madness? (Illustrating photo: Mari Kolbjørnsrud/ Norwegian Trekking Association) More than 1,000 persons have applied for the position as Explorer… Read More ›
How Far Can a Dead Moose Run?
(Illustration: ThorNews) Now that the Norwegian moose-hunting season is over and many Norwegian families are enjoying a juicy elk steak during the Christmas holidays, many out there probably wonder: How far can a dead moose run? The research portal forskning.no… Read More ›
Christmas Traditions: A Genuine Norwegian Christmas
Jul i Vinterland (Christmas in Winterland) market downtown Oslo. (Photo: julivinterland.no) The Norwegian Christmas holiday is based on Christian traditions, with elements from Norse midwinter celebration and Jewish Hanukkah. However, new traditions frequently appears. From late November, the Norwegian Christmas… Read More ›
How to Behave During a Moose Attack?
It is important to know how to act if you encounter a moose. (Photo: Malene Thyssen/ Wikimedia Commons, Did you know that moose could be lethal? Imagine an animal weighing up to 1800 pounds (about 800 kilos) standing up on… Read More ›
Renown Producer Made the First Norwegian-built Electric Bass
Eirik “the Norwegian” Wangberg and his rare self-built electric bass guitar. (Photo: Arne Nordtømme/Rockheim) Recently, a very special object in Norwegian rock history was presented to the public when record producer Eirik Wangberg brought his 1959 self-built electric bass to… Read More ›