Tag Archives: Ålesund

Celebrating Norway’s rural traditions

Phil and Else enjoying a drive with a pair of their Norwegian fjord horses in Wisconsin. Photo courtesy of Else Bigton

Explore traditional folk art and rural life in Norway with Phillip Odden and Else Bigton this summer By Christy Olsen Field Norwegian American Weekly Norway’s cultural identity is rooted in its rich rural traditions, from its intricately crafted stavkirker (stave churches), rosemaling and folk dancing. This summer, Phillip Odden and Else Bigton of Barronett, Wis., will lead a ...

Nortura divisions closing down

Norway's leading supplier of meat and eggs, Nortura, has announced that it is closing down its slaughterhouses in Sortland, Haugesund and Ålesund, reports the Norway Post. Nearly 500 employees will lose their jobs. The closing in Ålesund does not come as a shock to the employees, reports Dagbladet. For as many as ten years Nortuna has talked about ...

Norway on the cover of National Geographic

Norway is on the cover of National Geographic Adventure Magazine, November issue Bike until you’re breathless. Hike until your legs melt. Base jump (or don’t). Look out, Chamonix. Norway is Europe’s new home for all things action, writes Steve Casimiro in the November addition of National Geographic Adventure Magazine. He continues writing: Clad in a full-face helmet and plastic armor, ...

Hurtigruten 2010 Coastal Voyage Line-Up Better Than Ever

New Year’s Eve on the North Cape, Opera in Oslo, Viking history and myth, air-inclusive vacations, the midnight sun, the Northern Lights, stunning fjords, wildlife at every turn…the list of cruise and land opportunities goes on and on and is detailed in Hurtigruten’s new full-color, 80-page 2010 Norway brochure. Hurtigruten, a name synonymous with exploration cruising, ...

Hurtigruten offers Reindeer Races and Ice Hotels

Alta Igloo Hotel

This winter, Hurtigruten invites guests to experience Norwegian culture with six distinctive theme vacations, each of which feature a sailing along Norway’s stunning 1,250-mile west coast between Bergen and Kirkenes, above the Arctic Circle, aboard one of its modern vessels. The themes highlight different aspects of the region, from the Northern Lights Festival in Tromsø, ...

Ålesund-based STX Europe awarded contract on new eco-friendly design

STX Europe (Former Aker Yards) has been awarded a contract with Deep Sea Supply for design and building of a Platform Supply Vessel. The new PSV 09 CD design, optimized for eco-drive in all weather conditions, is designed by STX Europe in Ålesund, Norway. The vessel is scheduled for delivery in Q1 2012, and will be ...

Bus trip over snow-covered mountain turns fatal

One passenger was killed and several were injured when a bus with 40 passengers slid off the road, and nearly rolled over, on highway R15 near Grotli north of Lillehammer early Tuesday morning. The bus was on its way over Strynefjellet, from Oslo to Ålesund, when it slid off the snowcovered road and ended up on ...

Norwegian sea eagles have landed in Scotland

The donation of between 15 and 20 white-tailed sea eagle chicks originating from Western Norway is a vital part of the reintroduction programme for the UK’s largest and most spectacular bird of prey The young eagles are the third batch of the five-year East Scotland Sea Eagles (ESSE) reintroduction project and have been kept in ten ...

SAS plane makes 2 unscheduled landings in Norway

SAS plane

Scandinavian airline SAS says a plane carrying 41 passengers made two unscheduled landings because of a problem with the flaps. SAS spokesman Thomas Midteide says the CRJ regional jet was heading from Copenhagen to Aalesund, on Norway's west coast, Sunday when the pilot decided to land instead in Trondheim to adjust the flaps. The problem meant ...