Category: Norway travel news

Norway travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. Norway is a Scandinavian country encompassing mountains, glaciers and deep coastal fjords. Oslo, the capital, is a city of green spaces and museums. Preserved 9th-century Viking ships are displayed at Oslo’s Viking Ship Museum. Bergen, with colorful wooden houses, is the starting point for cruises to the dramatic Sognefjord. Norway is also known for fishing, hiking and skiing, notably at Lillehammer’s Olympic resort.

Norway urges citizens to avoid all foreign travel
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Norway urges citizens to avoid all foreign travel

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 8, 2020

Norwegian Health Minister today urged the citizens of Norway to refrain from traveling abroad. Minister Bent Høie said said that ... Read More

Norway keeps its borders closed to avoid importing COVID-19 cases
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Norway keeps its borders closed to avoid importing COVID-19 cases

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 20, 2020

Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg announced that the country must keep its borders under tight control in order to prevent ... Read More

Hurtigruten cruise line extends suspension of operations
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Hurtigruten cruise line extends suspension of operations

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 11, 2020

As a response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Hurtigruten – the world’s largest expedition cruise line – will extend the ... Read More

Expedition cruise line Hurtigruten extends suspension of operations
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Expedition cruise line Hurtigruten extends suspension of operations

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 6, 2020

As a response to the continuing global coronavirus outbreak, Hurtigruten, the world’s largest expedition cruise line, will extend the temporary ... Read More

World’s largest expedition cruise operator halts operations from pole to pole
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World’s largest expedition cruise operator halts operations from pole to pole

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2020

As a response to the global coronavirus outbreak, Hurtigruten, the world’s largest expedition cruise operator, will voluntarily stop operations from ... Read More

SAS top in Fly Quiet and Green
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SAS top in Fly Quiet and Green

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 24, 2020

Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) has taken the top spot in ‘Fly Quiet and Green’ league table for Q4. The airline ... Read More

Russian minister: Norway wants to buy Sukhoi Superjet SSJ-100 planes
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Russian minister: Norway wants to buy Sukhoi Superjet SSJ-100 planes

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 23, 2019

Russia’s Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov announced on Saturday that Russia conducts negotiations with Norway to sell its Sukhoi ... Read More

Norwegian Air Shuttle denies buying Russian ill-fated Sukhoi Superjet SSJ-100 planes
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Norwegian Air Shuttle denies buying Russian ill-fated Sukhoi Superjet SSJ-100 planes

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 25, 2019

Norway's low-cost airline Norwegian Air Shuttle has denied media reports about the carrier purchasing ill-fated Russian-made Sukhoi Superjet SSJ-100 aircraft ... Read More

Terror in Oslo: Five injured as armed man in stolen ambulance rams bystanders
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Terror in Oslo: Five injured as armed man in stolen ambulance rams bystanders

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 22, 2019

Oslo police shot and arrested an armed man who stole an ambulance and used it to ram innocent bystanders as ... Read More

Booked on bankrupt XL Airways?
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Booked on bankrupt XL Airways?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 30, 2019

XL Airways is unable to pay bills and is suspending all operations. France believes state aid to budget carrier Norwegian ... Read More

Rolls-Royce and Widerøe: Joint research programme on zero-emissions aviation
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Rolls-Royce and Widerøe: Joint research programme on zero-emissions aviation

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- August 29, 2019

Rolls-Royce and Widerøe, a regional airline in Scandinavia, have launched a joint research programme on zero-emissions aviation. The programme is ... Read More

Norway shooting: Armed man storms Oslo mosque, 1 person shot
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Norway shooting: Armed man storms Oslo mosque, 1 person shot

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 10, 2019

A worshiper has been injured when an armed man stormed a mosque in the Norwegian capital, Oslo. The perpetrator has ... Read More

World’s first hybrid powered cruise ship to receive crushing of the ice
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World’s first hybrid powered cruise ship to receive crushing of the ice

editor editor- July 11, 2019

Hybrid-powered expedition cruise ship MS Roald Amundsen continues to make history as Hurtigruten announced the first ever ship-naming ceremony in ... Read More

The Tsar Gold Arctic Train from St. Petersburg to Norway
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The Tsar Gold Arctic Train from St. Petersburg to Norway

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 28, 2019

Russia has launched its first train service from St Petersburg through remote Arctic regions to Norway. The service made its ... Read More

Norway Tourism focuses on face to face as it targets association and corporate buyers
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Norway Tourism focuses on face to face as it targets association and corporate buyers

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 27, 2019

Visit Norway has taken a creative, two pronged approach to the development of new relationships in the UK this week. ... Read More

Coca-Cola’s ‘political-correctness-gone-mad’ Ramadan campaign irks Norwegians
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Coca-Cola’s ‘political-correctness-gone-mad’ Ramadan campaign irks Norwegians

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019

A campaign launched by Coca-Cola Norway aimed at celebrating the Islamic holy month of Ramadan has sparked accusations of political ... Read More

SAS back in business with better pay
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SAS back in business with better pay

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 3, 2019

SAS and their pilots reached an agreement. Frequent travelers in Northern Europe are are pleased to see the seven days ... Read More

Strike: Scandinavian Airlines SAS about to refuse 70,000+ passengers
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Strike: Scandinavian Airlines SAS about to refuse 70,000+ passengers

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 26, 2019

More than 70,000 passengers may get stranded today flying through, from or to airports in Scandinavia. This is a social ... Read More

Hainan Airlines announces nonstop Beijing-Oslo service
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Hainan Airlines announces nonstop Beijing-Oslo service

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 19, 2019

Hainan Airlines Holding Co., Ltd. (Hainan Airlines) plans to formally launch nonstop service between Beijing and Oslo on May 15. ... Read More

Viking Sky cruise ship safely towed to Norwegian port, 643 passengers rescued, 20 hospitalized
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Viking Sky cruise ship safely towed to Norwegian port, 643 passengers rescued, 20 hospitalized

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 24, 2019

A luxury Viking Sun cruise ship that was left floating due to engine failure and nearly crashed into the rocks ... Read More

Passenger evacuation underway from Viking Sky cruise ship stranded off Norway
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Passenger evacuation underway from Viking Sky cruise ship stranded off Norway

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 23, 2019

The cruise ship Viking Sky, which lost engine power and drifted towards land off Norway earlier on Saturday managed to ... Read More

Clarion Hotel The Hub: Choice Hotels announces opening of its largest hotel
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Clarion Hotel The Hub: Choice Hotels announces opening of its largest hotel

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2019

Choice Hotels International, Inc. announced the opening of the largest hotel in its portfolio – the Clarion Hotel The Hub ... Read More

​World’s first hybrid cruise ship completes sea trial
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​World’s first hybrid cruise ship completes sea trial

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 25, 2019

Hurtigruten’s MS Roald Amundsen is nearing completion at Kleven Yard. This weekend the world’s first hybrid powered cruise ship completed ... Read More

Ethiopian Airlines to operate all-women flight on International Women’s Day
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Ethiopian Airlines to operate all-women flight on International Women’s Day

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 22, 2019

Ethiopian Airlines announced to its customers that it has finalized all preparations to once again celebrate International Women’s Day by ... Read More

World’s most northerly “Grand Dame” hotel set to relaunch
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World’s most northerly “Grand Dame” hotel set to relaunch

editor editor- February 6, 2019

First opened in 1870 to welcome aristocratic Britons in search of the world's best salmon fishing, Trondheim's Britannia Hotel will ... Read More

Norwegian Airlines on rapid expansion adding USA destinations
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Norwegian Airlines on rapid expansion adding USA destinations

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 28, 2018

Norwegian will add two more European nonstop routes out of Boston's Logan International Airport next summer, as well as move ... Read More

​Hurtigruten to power cruise ships with dead fish
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​Hurtigruten to power cruise ships with dead fish

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 19, 2018

Cutaways from fisheries and other organic waste will soon be used to power Hurtigruten’s fleet of green cruise ships. With ... Read More

Trade War USA-China expands to tourism? Hainan Island rivals Hawaii charming Oslo
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Trade War USA-China expands to tourism? Hainan Island rivals Hawaii charming Oslo

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 18, 2018

Hainan is again attacking Hawaii as a destination saying it rivals Hawaii. Years ago Hainan stole Hawaii Tourism Logo and ... Read More

Tourism Oslo: The summer beach experience
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Tourism Oslo: The summer beach experience

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 11, 2018

Going to the beach in Norway can be a tropical summer experience. Nearly everything is within walking distance in Oslo, including ... Read More

Global Sustainable Tourism Council recognizes Innovation Norway’s Sustainable Destination Standard
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Global Sustainable Tourism Council recognizes Innovation Norway’s Sustainable Destination Standard

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 7, 2018

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that Innovation Norway’s Sustainable Destination Standard has achieved the ‘GSTC-Recognized ... Read More

IATA Transparency in Payments now in the Finland, Norway and Sweden markets
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IATA Transparency in Payments now in the Finland, Norway and Sweden markets

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 16, 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Transparency in Payments (TIP) has been implemented in the Finland, Norway and ... Read More

New Generation IATA Settlement Systems goes live in Norway
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New Generation IATA Settlement Systems goes live in Norway

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 8, 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Norway became the first market to implement the New Generation of IATA ... Read More

Norway ridicules Australian travel warning about polar bear attacks
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Norway ridicules Australian travel warning about polar bear attacks

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 13, 2018

"Thank you Australia for your concern. We can assure you that in mainland Norway all polar bears are stuffed and ... Read More

Norwegian sailors unlikely Christmas elves for Dominica in wake of Hurricane Maria
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Norwegian sailors unlikely Christmas elves for Dominica in wake of Hurricane Maria

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 11, 2017

A group of Norwegian sailors have run a donation campaign raising nearly US$5000 to support the Commonwealth of Dominica, a ... Read More

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Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 7, 2017

The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has awarded VFS Global an extension to its global contract for visa processing ... Read More