Last year’s summer was very pleasant indeed for most of the inhabitants of Norway. The notable exception was, of course, the farmers.
This year has reverted back to normal for most of us, thus far. Living in Norway, after all, entails the substantial risk of facing Verdi’s 4 seasons in much short time than it takes to listen through the symphony!
I hope our readers in the southern hemisphere forgive us for rejoicing in the midnight sun, bathing and our beautiful surroundings in the months ahead.
Due to vacations, Norway Today will cut back somewhat on publishing in general. The content will also, as usual, be “thinner” due to the fact that less tend to happen during summer.
Norway Today will use this opportunity to remind you that we are on the constant look-out for contributors. We are primarily seeking translators that are capable of transforming Norwegian gobble-de-gook to passable English, but also welcome readers sharing their experiences with others.
As we do not charge for our publishing service, nor receive any form of subsidy, we, alas, cannot offer much in monetary compensation. If you are not dissuaded by this, please contact us at Norway Today.
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On behalf of Norway Today,
Tor-Ingar Østerud (Editor in Chief)
Opening Molde Jazz Festival. Culture Minister Linda Hofstad Helleland.Photo: Kjell Herskedal / NTB scanpix
Oslo.Beer-drinking in summer sun at “Lektern” at Aker Brygge in Oslo.Photo : Knut Fjeldstad / SCANPIX
Tjøme: Norwegians go on vacation in boats like never before. Photo: Lise Åserud / Scanpix (FRB)
Midsummer dance in Trondheim.Photo: Stian Lysberg Solum / SCANPIX
Tall Ships Races 2018, Stavanger. Last day
Oslo International Summer School.
Hafsa Lul plunges into what has become lukewarm bathing water at Huk on Bygdøy in Oslo Thursday, after many summer heat in southern Norway for many weeks. Friday it is expected that it will be the hottest day in Norway ever and that heat records will be set. Photo: Erik Johansen / NTB scanpix
Stavanger Cathedral. Photo: Norway Today Media
Oslo Opera house.Photo by Rita de Lange.Fjord Travel
Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim
Indian summer in Southern Norway for a few days. Photo: Pixabay.com
Skiing in Geiranger on a clear summer’s day. Photo: Visit Norway
Storheia in Bymarka in Trondheim..Photo: Gorm Kallestad / NTB scanpix
Oslo Fjord. The ferry «Oslo XI». Photo: Vegard Wivestad Grøtt / NTB scanpix
GREEN UPGRADE: As the first cruise line in the world, Hurtigruten will power their ships with liquified biogas (LBG), fossil-free, renewable fuel produced from dead fish and other organic waste. Photo:Hurtigruten
Jellyfish: Tor Andre Johannessen / SCANPIX
Lofoten fishing at Røst..Photo : Berit Roald / SCANPIX
Summer in Tromsø.Photo: Marianne Løvland / NTB scanpix
Villa 22 and dutch sailboat, Vaagen in Stavanger. Photo Norway Today Media
Heddal stave Church.Photo: Norway Today Media
Finally summer.Photo: Erik Johansen / NTB scanpix
Sun and summer heat in Oslo.Photo: Lise Åserud / NTB scanpix
Bryggen in Bergen.Photo: Marianne Løvland / NTB scanpix
Busy summer for Sea Rescue.Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix
Rain heavy summer ruins the farmers.Photo: Terje Bendiksby / Scanpix
Sorenga with-barcode in the background.Photo: visitoslo.com
The Monument over Harald Fair-hair on Karmøy in Haugesund. Photo: Pixabay.com
BERGEN. UCI 2017 World Road
Championships.Photo: Cornelius Poppe / NTB scanpix
Rainy weather in Bergen: Emil Breistein / NTB scanpix
Two brothers aged 13 and 15 were taken inanimate up of this seaside deep pool in the river valley Beard Tyssedal. It’s about life and they are sent to Haukeland hospital in Bergen.
Foto: Marit Hommedal / NTB scanpix
Rainfall.Photo: Vidar Ruud / NTB scanpix
Leopard cubs in Kristiansand Zoo open eyes.Photo: Ole Martin Buene / Dyreparken / NTB scanpix
Vippetangen.Photo: Iyan Lim
Four wolf pups born in Kristiansand Zoo.Photo: Ole Martin Buene /Dyreparken / NTB scanpix
Geiranger – Geiranger Fjord
Photo: Marten Bril / visitvesteralen.com
Sea Safaris in Lofoten
Bergen city.Photo: visitbergen.com
Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock ).Photo : Paul Kleiven / NTB scanpix
Sørenga in Oslo.Photo: Gorm Kallestad / NTB scanpix
People enjoying the sun, summer and swimming in Sørenga in Oslo on Thursday.Photo: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB scanpix
Children’s Film Festival in Kristiansand.Photo: Kulturmeglerne / NTB scanpix
Pilot vessel Frithjof II in Larvik has received funding from the Cultural Heritage Fund twice before. The Cultural Heritage Fund considers it positive and important that the vessel is used for general purpose in maritime activities in the traditional way, adapted to children, youngsters and adults. Here from an trip earlier in June, with Manager Einar Engen and Mayor Rune Høiseth in the middle, flanked by board members and friends in the Pilot Vessel Frithjof II Foundation. Photo: Stiftelsen Losskøyta Frithjof II
DRAGEN. Photo visithaugesund.no
HM King Harald visits the Haraldvigen camp school in Kristiansand. Photo : Tor Erik Schrøder / NTB scanpix
Tall Ships Races 2018, Stavanger. Last day
The Cruise Ship Koningsdam in the Port of Stavanger. Photo: Pieter Wijnen
Aker brygge.Midsummer celebration in the Oslo Fjord.Photo: Vidar Ruud / NTB scanpix
Oppegård .Summer in Ingierstrand Bad. Oslo fjord: Fredrik Hagen / NTB scanpix
The Norwegian Coastal Administration made a large catch outside Haugesund during the Beach Cleaning Week. Photo: Hold Norge Rent
Summer vacation.Photo: Erik Johansen / NTB scanpix
Warmest September in 116 years.Photo: Norway Today Media
Parliament in Oslo. Photo: Norway Today Media
Oslo.Summer at Aker Brygge..Photo: Sara Johannessen / SCANPIX
Midnightsun in Lofoten. Photo: lofoten.info
Boat Cruise in Stavanger, using your day of. Photo: Pieter Wijnen, Norway TodayMedia
Trondheim, Nidelva River Photo: pixabay.com
Summer evening.Photo: Norway Today Media
Midsummer celebrations in Oslo 23 June. Photo: visitoslo.com
Risoy bridge.Haugesund.Photo: pixabay.com
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