Category Archives: Lofoten

Hurtigruten service schedule will stay on course

Tourists and coastal residents will see no change in Hurtigruten service after an agreement was signed by the shipping company and Norways Department of Transport.

The Norwegian coastal cruise line, Hurtigruten, will maintain its present schedule, and will continue to call daily at all of its 34 ports along the coast between Bergen and Kirkenes. Continuation of Hurtigruten service was assured after the shipping line and Norway's Department of Transport signed a new agreement regarding the purchase of ...

Norwegian cod exports hit all-time high in February

Fishing for skrei near Rost in the Lofoten Islands.

Cod exports, which include clipfish, salted and dried cod, totaled NOK 1.18 billion in February. This increase amounts to 24 percent, or NOK 229 million, in comparison with February 2010, according to figures issued by the Norwegian Seafood Export Council. Never before have cod exports been greater in the month ...

Cycling in the North Norwegian coastline

With a view to the mountains and fjords is the trip to Kjerringøy a worthy candidate in the ranking of the most beautiful bike ride. Photo: Knut Rindahl / NRK

Enjoy the beautiful scenery Nordland by bicycle. Join the old trading post on Kjerringøy. Starting from Bodø take the trip to Kjerringøy second candidate in the selection of the most beautiful bike ride. With a view to the sea and mountains Along the quiet asphalt roads, the trip offers views of both ocean and mountains. A customizable piece of ...

Improved results in 2009

Audited figures for 2009 show a considerable strengthening of the municipalities’ finances compared to 2008. Net operating surplus for the municipalities is estimated at 2.7 percent in 2009. The municipalities’ gross operating surplus in 2009 was about NOK 3.3 billion. The figures show that the municipalities’ gross operating revenue was ...

Lights out 94 blocks in the Norwegian Sea and Barents Sea

Government announces 94 blocks in the 21st licensing round for the Norwegian shelf, there are six fewer than the 100 proposed blocks. Government announces 94 blocks in the Norwegian Sea and Barents Sea in the 21st licensing round for the Norwegian shelf. There are six fewer than the 100 proposed blocks. Originally, earlier this winter they sent ...

Innovation and environmental responsibility in aquaculture

Per Heggelund, President of AquaSeed (photo John Erik Stacy).

AquaSeed founder Per Heggelund takes a new approach to aquaculture John Erik Stacy, Norwegian American Weekly, June 4, 2010 AquaSeed, the company that produces coho salmon in fresh-water tanks, has received several awards for environmental responsibility. On May 11, the company was bestowed an Environmental Excellence award from the Association of Washington Businesses. Also this year, SweetSpring salmon ...

Highest number of births in 37 years

Norway's population increased by 58,950 to 4,858,200 in 2009. The birth surplus contributed to 35 percent of the population increase, whereas the migration surplus from abroad contributed to 65 percent. Not since 1972 have more children been born in Norway than in 2009. The relative population increase was 1.2 percent in 2009. Since 1900, only three ...

January 2010 e-Newsletter

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December 2009 e-Newsletter

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A White Christmas for all Norwegians

For the first time in several years, all Norwegians enjoy a White Christmas. Even the rainy city of Bergen and the island community of Utsira, where snow rarely falls, are covered by snow. In Bergen it is five years since the townspeople could enjoy their city covered by snow at Christmas. In southeastern Norway, south of Oslo ...