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Central Oslo evacuated after police discover ‘bomb-like device’ on street

Norwegian police have sealed off a large area of the Gronland neighborhood in downtown Oslo after a suspected explosive device was discovered late Saturday....

Norway arms police in wake of Stockholm attack

Police in Norway’s largest cities and at Oslo’s airport will be carrying weapons until further notice following an attack in Stockholm on Friday, Norwegian...

South Africans face yet another visa hike in Norway and Switzerland

South Africans traveling to Norway and/or Switzerland have a new reason to be dismayed: visa hikes.

Midnight sun never sets in Norway

OSLO, Norway - Make the most of your holiday this summer - go to Norway where the sun never sets.

Norway makes the world Scream

OSLO, Norway - Today marks the opening of the official Munch year in Norway, 150 years after the birth of the painter.

Green Globe certification awarded to Carlton Oslo Hotel Guldsmeden

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe announced certification of the Carlton Oslo Hotel Guldsmeden in Oslo, Norway.

Oslo to protest through music

Thousands of Norwegians plan to gather in Oslo to protest against mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik by singing a folk song he hates and which he considers a Marxist indoctrination method.

Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes Norwegian debut in Oslo

OSLO, Norway - The Boeing 787 Dreamliner landed for the first time in Norway today, making Oslo the latest destination on its global Dream Tour.

Norway, Denmark, Australia lead in worldwide assessment of wealth and quality...

LONDON, England - A new study ranks the U.K. 13th out of 110 countries in a worldwide assessment of wealth and quality of life. Norway, Denmark, and Australia lead the rankings. The U.K.

Norwegian cruise ship explosion, fire kill two

The three couples, in their 50s, were among more than 200 passengers evacuated, many on lifeboats, after the blaze in the engine room sent smoke billowing through the ship.

UK tourist killed by polar bear

A polar bear has mauled a 17-year-old British boy to death in the Arctic and injured four other UK tourists.

Police chief: Tourists are safe in Oslo

Norway`s capital Oslo is again safe for its citizens and tourists, police chief of staff Johan Fredriksen said during a press-conference.

World Tourism Organization makes statement about Norway tragedy

Following the terrible events in Norway, the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, made the following statement:

No ‘Scream’ for Oslo tourists as security guards strike

More than a thousand people were today deprived a glimpse of Edvard Munch’s famous painting “The Scream” as Oslo security guards went on strike, forcing museums in Norway’s capital to remain c

607 cruise passengers evacuated as MS Deutschland catches fire in Norway

OSLO, Norway — A machine room fire on a German cruise ship at a port in western Norway forced the evacuation of 607 people Sunday, rescue officials said.

Beauty and mystery of Northern Lights draw tourists to Norway

Norse mythology claims that the Northern Lights are the flashes of light emanating from the armor of valkyrie warriors.

Norway harnesses Northern Lights for tourism marketing campaign

Innovation Norway, the official Norwegian tourism and trade organization, is hoping to harness the powerful draw of the magical Northern Lights by launching an integrated marketing campaign to positio

Norway will take your breath away

When I'm in Norway, I'm always amazed at how clear it is that I am with "my people." Three of my grandparents left hard times in Norway for hard times -- with promise -- in the United States.

Safety as a competitive advantage

Taiwan recently announced in the trade media that it was a safe tourist destination.

Top 10 free things to do and see in Europe!

In this economy, the word “free” is the most alluring way to bring tourists to a destination.

Drastic restructuring for SAS Scandinavian Airlines long-haul network

Confronted with economic recession at home and abroad with a sharp decline in business travel, SAS Scandinavian Airlines has taken tough decisions to survive and work out a profit again.

UNWTO welcomes Norway as a new member state

MADRID (September 23, 2008) - UNWTO is pleased to welcome the Kingdom of Norway as its 154th Member State, representing the 45th Member State within UNWTO's Regional Commission for Europe.

Tourist complaints rise

Norwegian hotels ended up recording a disappointing summer season this year, and those tourists who did come filed a record number of complaints.

Ferry axe ‘will hit tourism cash’

Tourism in the North East and Norway will be hit by a decision to scrap a passenger ferry service from Tyneside to Scandinavia, it is claimed.Almost 350 jobs will be lost when DFDS Seaways scraps the service from Newcastle to Norway in September.The company blamed soaring oil prices and the economic downturn.

Turkey eyes Scandinavian market

Istanbul, Turkey (eTN) - Representatives of Turkey’s tourism sector have expressed their desire to tap the Scandinavian market. This development comes following Turkey’s successful participation in a tourism fair in Gothenburg, Sweden.

American tourist reported missing

Police in Oslo are asking for tips from the public after a middle-aged American tourist failed to return to the US after an extensive trip to Norway.John McLaughlin, a 52-year-old American citizen, arrived in Oslo in late January and planned to travel from one end of Norway to the other, both on skis and by bus.

Norwegian Airline Declares Bankruptcy

OSLO, Norway — The small Norwegian airline Coast Air declared bankruptcy and immediately canceled all flights on Wednesday, saying it had been stunned by unexpected and unsustainable fourth-quarter losses.