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Norway inmates face pornography curbs
Skien prison, where prisoners have unfettered access to pornography. Photo: Tor Erik Schrøder / NTB scanpix

Norway inmates face pornography curbs

Norway's prisoners may have to make do with less porn after the country's prison authorities ruled that inmates can be denied access to titillating material if it "threatens peace, order and security". READ  

Norway couple spend year living outdoors
Elise Theoline and Andreas Skagøy pose for a photo posted on Instagram. Photo: Instagram

Norway couple spend year living outdoors

A Norwegian couple has spent an entire year outdoors in the country's far north, sleeping in tents, bivouacs, and huts, and living mainly off hunting, fishing and foraging. READ  

US tourism to Norway still up on 'Frozen effect'
The stunning Norwegian landscape in Disney's Frozen. Photo: The Walt Disney Company

US tourism to Norway still up on 'Frozen effect'

Two years after the Disney hit Frozen put Norway firmly on the tourism map, the number of Americans flocking to experience the picturesque homeland of the Snow Queen Elsa and her kooky sister Anna continues to climb. READ  

Norwegian's message in a bottle back after 11yrs
A close up of the letter Herman Andreas Brunbäck Larsen enclosed in the bottle in 2004. Photo: Facebook

Norwegian's message in a bottle back after 11yrs

A Norwegian who threw a message in a bottle into the sea as a boy eleven years ago this week saw it reappear on Facebook after a post from the Swedish family which found it went viral. READ  

Norway man rides north to south in wheelchair
Vidar Ormestøyl in the early stages of his journey south. Photo: Vidar Ormestøyl/Facebook

Norway man rides north to south in wheelchair

A man has started journey from Nordkapp, Norway’s most northerly point, to Tønsberg in the south to raise money for a cancer charity. READ  

79-year-old Norwegian swims to own wedding
Trygve Bernhardsen as he arrived on Lyngør to wed bride Ellen Hertzberg. Photo: Screen Grab

79-year-old Norwegian swims to own wedding

A 79-year-old Norwegian has swum across a fjord in the pouring rain dressed only in swimming trunks and a bow tie to wed his 65-year-old bride-to-be on the rocks. READ  

Norwegian rescue boat in Med saves first refugees
The migrants struggling to stay afloat as Peter Henry von Koss arrived. Photo: Norwegian police

Norwegian rescue boat in Med saves first refugees

The Norwegian rescue boat sent to the Mediterranean earlier this summer has made its first rescue, picking up 14 Syrian refugees whose rubber boat floundered as they tried to make the crossing from Turkey to Greece. READ  

Russia customs hold key nuclear sub samples
The K-159 submarine before it sank during a failed attempt to move it in 2004. It is only a matter of years before nuclear waste starts to leak. Photo: Bellona Foundation

Russia customs hold key nuclear sub samples

Samples from the wreck of a nuclear submarine have been impounded by Russian customs for ten months, preventing Norwegian researchers from double-checking the clean bill of health the wreck received last year. READ  

Video
Drone view of Norway’s Arctic midnight sun
A drone's eye view of the peak of Dønnamannen Mountain with the midnight sun on the horizon. Photo: Screen Grab/Anders Ramsrud

Drone view of Norway’s Arctic midnight sun

Ever wondered what the midnight sun might look like from the top of one of Norway’s most scenic mountains? This drone video gives you a taste of the Arctic when the sun never sets. READ  

Thieves steal gifts during wedding speech
Cutlery from the Hardanger Bestikk brand, some of which was stolen from the wedding. Photo: Hardanger Bestikk

Thieves steal gifts during wedding speech

A wedding in Norway ended unhappily on Saturday after two uninvited guests made off with the the best of the wedding presents while the bride and groom were thanking kitchen staff for the food. READ  

Features
'Trekker Willi' heads to Norway at 18 km/h
Winfried Langer with his vintage tractor "Robert." Photo:DPA

'Trekker Willi' heads to Norway at 18 km/h

Spring is in the air and Trekker Willi, Germany's answer to Jack Kerouac, is hitting the road again aboard his trusty tractor “Robert” - with a destination well over the horizon. READ  

Google Maps puts Pulpit Rock on Street View

Google Maps staff have trekked to the top of Pulpit Rock, one of Norway’s tourist attractions, making stunning views of the Lysefjorden available to anyone everywhere over the internet. READ  

Video

VIDEO: Bird's eye view of Lofoten in winter

Moscow-based filmmaker Igor Byrko has has just released a beautiful birds-eye film of the Lofoten Islands in mid January, using a drone to pan over the ice-strewn shores, fishing villages, and dazzling peaks of one of Norway’s most beautiful regions. READ  

Schumacher's Norway retreat sold for $3m
A photo from the sale documents. Photo: Screen grab from Finn.no

Schumacher's Norway retreat sold for $3m

The Norwegian mountain holiday home owned by Michael Schumacher has been sold for close to 22 million Norwegian kroner ($2.9m), as the former Formula One star continues his slow recovery in Switzerland. READ  

Glacier ice: The world’s new luxury ice cube?

Imagine you’re lounging in a Dubai sky bar and you get served a vodka martini filtered through thousand-year-old ice mined from a glacier in the far north of Norway. This is the idea behind Norwegian start-up Svaice. READ  

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Breivik accuses prison of blocking letter to press
Skien prison, where Anders Behring Breivik is imprisoned. Photo: Skien Prison

Breivik accuses prison of blocking letter to press

Norwegian far-right terrorist Anders Behring Breivik has accused the Norwegian prison authorities of preventing “the most important letter he has sent” from reaching the media. READ  

Norway could be Europe's 'green battery'
A dam in Norway managed by the state-owned power company Statkraft: Photo: Google Photos/Statkraft

Norway could be Europe's 'green battery'

Norway could become the “green battery of Europe” by using its hydropower plants to provide instant extra electricity if production from wind and solar power sources in other countries fade. READ  

Blatter should win Nobel Peace Prize: Putin
FIFA President Sepp Blatter shakes hands with Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, during the Preliminary Draw on Saturday. Photo: Fifa/Getty Images

Blatter should win Nobel Peace Prize: Putin

Russian president Vladimir Putin has called for Sepp Blatter, the scandal-hit head of the international football body Fifa, to get the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in international sport. READ  

Oslo bishop - ‘I will not marry same-sex couples’
Per Arne Dahl. Photo: Trond Reidat Teigen / NTB Scanpix

Oslo bishop - ‘I will not marry same-sex couples’

Per Arne Dahl, the newest of Oslo’s 12 bishops, told the Norwegian newspaper, Tønsbergs Blad on Monday, that he would not officiate at gay or lesbian weddings. READ  

Norway makes world record ice cream cone
Photo: Hennig Olsen

Norway makes world record ice cream cone

Norwegian ice-cream maker, Hennig Olsen, unveiled the world’s largest-ever ice cream cone in front of 9,000 people at the start of Sunday’s Tall Ships Race at Kristianstad. READ  

Despite Netflix blow Lilyhammer ‘not dead’
Steven Van Zandt, star of Lilyhammer. Photo: Vida Ruud / NTB scanpix

Despite Netflix blow Lilyhammer ‘not dead’

TV giant Netflix confirmed on Thursday that it won’t be making any more episodes of the popular TV series Lilyhammer starring Steven Van Zandt, although Petter Wallace of co-producer NRK has claimed that Netflix merely represents “an investor who’s withdrawing.” READ  

Norwegian man visited in nursing home by pony
Bolla visiting Karl Holmen. Photo: Sarah Holmen

Norwegian man visited in nursing home by pony

89-year-old Karl Holmen was sad that he was too unwell to visit the new foal born to his granddaughter’s Susan's horse – but Susan devised a plan to cheer him up. READ  

The Local List
The oddest TripAdvisor comments about Norway
The truly amazing Preikestolen. Photo: JurrianH

The oddest TripAdvisor comments about Norway

Norway plays host to around 5 million tourists every year. They're drawn to the sensational scenery, the wonderful cities, the culture and the happy Norwegians. But not everyone who visits finds Norway quite so charming. READ  

Three Danes found dead in Norwegian park
Swedish and Norwegian rescue workers found the three Danes on Thursday. Photo: NTB / scanpix

Three Danes found dead in Norwegian park

Three Danish citizens were found dead late on Thursday in Rogen Lake on the Swedish-Norwegian border. READ  

Liberals propose end of dual citizenship ban
Sveinung Rotevatn of the Liberal Party. Photo: Jon Olav Nesvold / NTB scanpix

Liberals propose end of dual citizenship ban

Sveinung Rotevatn, a Liberal member of the employment and social affairs committee, told NRK on Wednesday that the Liberals, one of the government’s two support parties in Parliament, want to make it easier for foreigners who have settled in Norway to achieve dual citizenship. READ  

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Mystery raccoon falls from Vienna window
Photo: WTV

Mystery raccoon falls from Vienna window

Vienna council workers made an unusual discovery when they found an injured raccoon in the city’s central Landstrasse district, in front of an apartment building. They believe he fell out of one of the apartment windows, or from a balcony. READ  

Mystery stomach bug hits Swiss watch capital
The Unesco World Heritage Site of Le Locle is Switzerland's third smallest city. Photo: Swiss Tourism

Mystery stomach bug hits Swiss watch capital

Residents of the Swiss city of Le Locle, world famous for its watch production, have been laid low by a nasty infection with authorities warning people not to drink the water. READ  

Politician's car blown up in far-right heartland
Right-wing protests in Freital on the outskirts of Dresden in June. Photo: DPA.

Politician's car blown up in far-right heartland

The car of a left-wing politician was blown up early on Monday morning in an east German town that has been the scene of fierce anti-refugee protests, with the politician claiming he is "top of the hit list" for the far-right. READ  

Anti-whaling activists 'hypocrites': Danish MP
The Faroese 'whale grind'. Photo: Sea Shepherd

Anti-whaling activists 'hypocrites': Danish MP

With Danish MPs being spammed by thousands of emails from anti-whaling protesters, one angry MP has said animals in other countries have far worse lives than the whales hunted off the Faroe Islands. READ  

Fake policeman caught using Hollywood actor ID
The man was carrying a police ID badge with a picture of Hollywood actor, Adrian Brody. Photo: Policia Local Valencia

Fake policeman caught using Hollywood actor ID

A Spanish man has been caught using a fake police ID with the photograph of Oscar-winning Hollywood actor, Adrien Brody. READ  

10,000 campers forced to flee forest fire in France
Fires have been spreading through France this summer. Photo: AFP

10,000 campers forced to flee forest fire in France

UPDATED: A new wild fire broke out in the south of France on Monday afternoon which forced authorities to evacuate three campsites where 10,000 holidaymakers had been staying. READ  

Italy set to sizzle under yet another heatwave
A tourist cools off in central Rome's Ara Pacis fountain in early July. Photo: Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Italy set to sizzle under yet another heatwave

The dip in temperatures over the weekend across Italy, after an almost month-long heatwave, was simply a respite. READ  

Swedish police briefly hold rapper Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg performing at the Stadsträdgården in Uppsala, last night. Photo: Marcus Ericsson / TT

Swedish police briefly hold rapper Snoop Dogg

US rapper Snoop Dogg was briefly arrested by Swedish police on suspicion of using illegal drugs, police sources said on Sunday. READ  

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