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The ultimate ski and snowboard bag isn’t what you might expect from the name Rasmus Falck Oslo, Norway Ski and snowboard enthusiasts travel more and carry increasingly advanced equipment. Why is it so hard to bring the equipment along? This was the start for two young entrepreneurs who broke that code. Practically before they had a prototype it ...

Weak kroner means optimism in tourism

Photo: Nils-Erik Bjørholt / Visitnorway.com A traveler enjoys camping on Hauklandstranda beach in Lofoten. In Norway it’s free and legal to pitch a tent almost anywhere on unfenced land.

Traveling to Norway from the US doesn’t have to cost a fortune if you follow these simple tips Rasmus Falck Oslo, Norway There is a lot of optimism in the tourist industry these days. One of the reasons is the lower price for Norwegian kroner. Compared with the US dollar, NOKs have been 10 percent cheaper. The Norwegian ...

New from Norway

The Canary Digital Radon Detector. The Canary is battery powered, about the size of a large cell-phone and can be easily placed in a test space. It uses a sensitive, electronic element to “actively” detect radon gas and display measurements in real-time. It was developed by Norwegian scientists and is manufactured in Norway by Corentium.

New Norwegian technology allows for quick and easy at-home radon tests John Erik Stacy Seattle, Wash. Norwegians are well aware of insidious health danger of naturally occurring radon gas. Radon can seep from the earth into homes and work-places, and the buildings of Norway – often built into living rock and well insulated against the winds of winter ...

Working in Norway

By Maalfrid Brath Everyone working In Norway, almost the entire population is employed. Unemployment is only 2.7 percent of the workforce, and it is necessary to go abroad to find qualified workers in many industries and disciplines. Norway’s Central Bank governor, Øystein Olsen, recently held his annual speech on the economic situation in Norway. One of his points ...

Film festivals: the ultimate destination

Featuring photos of the Kon-Tiki cast and crew at the Scandinavian Film Festival in Los Angeles, Calif. Larrie Wanberg N.D. Contributing Editor An epic film attached to a location or an event in history is said to be the greatest draw to attract droves of tourists to relive the story or be in proximity with celebrities in the ...

Norway tops prosperity index

Press Release Legatum Institute The Legatum Institute named Norway as the most prosperous country in the world for 2012, followed by Denmark and Sweden respectively. The index is a unique annual assessment of global prosperity based on both material wealth and personal wellbeing. The Prosperity Index benchmarks countries in eight categories: Economy; Education; Entrepreneurship & Opportunity; Governance; Health; ...

Not enough for Christmas?

Tariffs cut on imported pork to ensure Norway will have enough ribbe for Christmas From VG Anticipating a shortage of ribbe from Norwegian pigs, the Norwegian Agricultural Authority (Statens landruksforvaltning - SLF) lowered tariffs on imported pork to ensure that Norwegians will have enough of the traditional dinner item for Christmas celebrations. “The retail sales of pork are ...

Happy clothes for happy people

Clothing company Moods of Norway brings high fashion to New York – Norwegian style Kelsey Larson Norwegian American Weekly Combine pink tractors, happy people, cocktail night, the occasional Norwegian-related pun, and high fashion, and what do you get? Clothing company Moods of Norway, of course. Fashion’s Night Out on Sept. 6 was a big night for Moods of Norway, with ...

Affordable travel for all

  Proof is in the savings: Norwegian shows how smart new technology can lower travel costs Christy Olsen Field and Kelsey Larson Norwegian American Weekly Norway’s high cost of living can cause a lot of sticker shock for tourists and residents alike, but airline travel shouldn’t be one of them, thanks to forward-thinking airline Norwegian. Celebrating its 10th anniversary ...

Care at half the cost

CareTech AS develops technology to improve health care from the home to the hospital Rasmus Falck Oslo, Norway CareTech AS was awarded the NHO Buskerud’s Entrepreneurship Prize 2012 for the founders and entrepreneurs work with developing modern technology for the health care market – from the home to the hospital doorstep. The company has focused on health prevention ...