Norwegian Trekking Association 150th Anniversary

Norway – Spending time in Norway’s nature When the Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT) was founded in 1868, the goal was “to acquire means to ease and develop outdoor life here in this country”. One hundred and fifty years later, spendingRead More

Personalised Stamps

Norway – This decade can on many accounts be called the “me” decade or the “look-at-me” era. In 2006, this trend had already been developing for a few years, but the launch of Facebook was like adding fuel to theRead More

Europa 2018 – Hardanger Bridge

Norway – The Hardanger Bridge is not just Norway’s longest suspension bridge – it is also the eighth longest bridge of its type in the entire world. The main span is an impressive 30 m longer than that of theRead More

Bouvet Island

Norway – The most remote island on the planet Norwegian Bouvet Island, a volcanic island in the Southern Ocean, is considered the most remote island on the planet. The island, which covers an area totaling 50 square kilometres, is almostRead More

Birds 2018

Norway – Many people are familiar with Hedvig, the tame snowy owl from the Harry Potter films that follows the hero through thick and thin. In reality, though, snowy owls spend most of their time catching mice. In Norway, theRead More

100 Years Serving the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Norway – After studying in Denmark, teacher Jacobine Rye founded in 1917 an association for the deaf in Christiania. Tunghørtes Vel, later Norges Hørselvern, is today known as Hørselshemmedes Landsforbund (the National Federation for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing).Read More

Norwegian Cars

Norway – In total, 13 different Norwegian car manufacturers have thrown their hat in the ring between 1906 and today. Four of these cars have now become stamps. Mustad “The Giant”, 1917 Hans Clarin Hovind Mustad from Gjøvik built theRead More

#TBT – Wildlife in Norway I 2006

Norway – The Lynx (Lynx lynx) is Norway’s only wild member of the cat family. It is found virtually all over the country. It prefers inaccessible terrain that is steep and rocky. Here the lynx makes full use of itsRead More

UCI Road World Championships 2017

Norway – The Bergen region is hosting the UCI Road World Championships September 16-24. Several municipalities are sharing the event, and Bergen and Hordaland are set to show that they are prepared and ready for one of the largest championshipsRead More

Personal Anniversaries

The man behind the worker’s movement Norway – Marcus Thrane was a Norwegian teacher, publicist, journalist and political activist. He is known as the man behind the Thranite Movement, the first large political mass movement in Norway. He was bornRead More

Fredrikstad 450th Anniversary

Norway – King Frederik II’s city on the shores of Glomma can look back on a rich history. King Frederik II founded Fredrikstad, thus immortalising his name in Norway. After the Swedes burned down Sarpsborg during the Nordic Seven-Year War,Read More

Europa 2017 – Castles

Norway – The National Archives is celebrating 200 years of gathering national treasures that show us how life in Norway has been. In addition to the Central Office in Oslo, the National Archives also includes eight regional state archives, theRead More

National Archives Bicentenary

Norway – In Norway, the King’s residence is normally just called “the Palace”. The architect was H. D. F. Linstow and the foundation was laid in 1825. However, it was not until November 1905, after King Haakon VII, Queen Maud andRead More

150th Anniversary of the Tune Viking Ship Finds

Norway – 150 years have passed since the first Viking ship was excavated in Norway. Archaeologist Oluf Rygh excavated the Tune ship in only 14 days from the ship burial mound in Tune. Archaeologist Even Ballangrud Andersen describes the ship: “TheRead More

Royal Couple’s 80th Birthdays

Norway – Both King Harald V and Queen Sonja turn 80 this year. Crown Prince Harald was born on 21 February 1937 – the first time in 567 years that an heir was born in Norway. A little over a monthRead More