Culture

  • Senja Troll

    In a country full of mountains, legends of mystical creatures echo throughout the land. It seems in every valley, on every hilltop, or in every cave, there is a troll waiting to be...

  • Rock Carvings at Tennes

    Tennes is a small town in Balsfjord with a northern view of the Lyngen Alps. Even though it is in the middle of nowhere, Tennes has somehow always been a gathering place. The Vikings would meet...

  • Norwegian Films Gone International

    Norway has a relatively small film industry, which punches out about a dozen or so international releases a year. Most of these pass unnoticed by the foreign audience. However, there is a good...

  • How Norway Became a Country: In Love and Folklore

    How Norway became a country is shrouded in mystery and folklore. The most well known tale is of Harald Hårfagre who gathered the small kingdoms of the north into a unified nation in 872AD, and of...

  • Norwegian Comics: Pondus

    Pondus is by far the most popular Norwegian comic strip to have emerged in the last decade. The strip, named after the main character, was the brainchild of cartoonist Frode Øverli and set a...

  • Harstad Kulturhus

    Most cities in Norway have a culture house.

    The Harstad Kutlurhus is the largest Arts complex in Northern Norway. It was opened in 1992 by King Harald V and is the home of the North Norwegian...

  • Henrik Ibsen

    Henrik Johan Ibsen (1828-1906) is a famous Norwegian playwright and is a celebrated national symbol. His plays challenged the social rules of Victorian society and spurred on the Realism...