Norway News

Wooden Homes Burned by Fire in Norway Historical Village

Officials say a large fire has blazed through a historical village famous for its well-preserved wooden houses from the 18th and 19th centuries, destroying at least 23 buildings. The municipality of Laerdal, in western Norway, said in a statement Sunday …

55 People Hospitalized After Tunnel Fire in Norway

Police say 55 people have been taken to hospitals following a truck fire in Norway’s second-longest tunnel. Police spokesman Jorn Lasse Refnes says the truck caught fire 3.5 kilometers (2.17 miles) into the tunnel, Gudvangatunnelen, in a district east of …

Norway: Cyclist Killed After Falling Into Ravine

Norwegian police say a 48-year-old man died when he accidentally fell 40 meters (130 feet) into a ravine during an amateur bicycle race. Police spokesman Frode Kolltveit says the cyclist landed on railway tracks below. There were no trains passing …

Oil Rig Workers Evacuated From Floating Hotel

Statoil on Wednesday evacuated 326 oil rig workers from a North Sea platform after the structure began to tilt, the Norwegian oil company said. Company spokesman Ole Anders Skauby said that most of the 374 people on the “Floatel Superior” …

Norway Hit By Major Data-theft Attack

Norwegian security officials say the Nordic country has been hit by one of the most extensive data espionage attacks in the country’s history. The Norwegian National Security Authority says industrial secrets from the oil, energy and defense industries have been …

2 Killed in Norway Cruise Ship Fire

Two people were killed and at least nine injured on Thursday in a fire on a cruise liner operating on a popular route along Norway’s craggy coast, officials said. Police said they received information that an additional four people were …

Man Steals 8-Foot Whale Tooth from Norway Museum

The tooth fairy in disguise? No, just a simple tooth thief. A man dressed in a black leather hat and a dark coat on Wednesday ran off with an eight-foot (2.5 meter) whale tooth from a museum in the Norwegian …