Twelve strange things Norwegians believe

Norwegians are not generally a cynical bunch. Indeed, some of their neighbours might go so far as to call them a little bit gullible. Here, The Local's list of some of the stranger things that they believe.

Twelve strange things Norwegians believe
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Unlike their Icelandic neighbours across the water, relatively few Norwegians actually believe in trolls or elves. But they're still a nation of believers – even compared to their neighbours in Sweden, Finland or Denmark, and certainly compared to world-weary Londoners or désenchantés Parisians. 

At times that's inspiring – there can be few declarations of belief in democracy and humanity as open-hearted and unqualified as the then PM Jens Stoltenberg's speech following the horrific 2011 right-wing terror attack. 

At times it works the other way. 

Click here to view our list of the twelve strangest things Norwegians believe

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