Many Norwegian Companies Boycott Popular Chocolate Producer Freia Over Ukraine’s Blacklist

White Chocolate by Freia. Photo by Nicklas Iversen / The Norway Guide.

The Norwegian chocolate producer Freia has long been beloved by the Norwegian people, but a recent realization that Freia’s owners Mondelez are on Ukraine’s blacklist has sparked a far-reaching boycott for the popular products. Mondelez is on Ukraine’s official blacklist of companies that are supporting war efforts in Russia, due to the fact that Mondelez … Read more

World’s Biggest Aircraft Carrier “USS Gerald R. Ford” Docks in Oslo, Norway

USS Gerald R. Ford in the Oslo fjord.

The world’s biggest aircraft carrier ship “USS Gerald R. Ford” made an official docking in Oslo, Norway on May 25, 2023. This marks the first visit of such a large US military vessel to dock in Norway, believed to be a show of force towards an ever aggressive Russia. Thousands of spectators gathered along the Oslo … Read more

24,000 Workers Go On General Strike in Norway

The Radisson Blu hotel will store luggage in Oslo for its clients

The Norwegian union LO (Landsorganisasjonen i Norge) has begun one of the biggest general strikes in modern history, and have pulled 24,000 workers on general strike on the morning of April 17, 2013. The big strike is likely to make a big impact in the everyday life of most people, giving the strikers a good … Read more

Norwegian Folk Costume Bunad Could Make It To UNESCOs List of Intangible Cultural Heritage


There’s no doubt that UNESCO is most known for their World Heritage Sites, but they also offer different types of protection. The Norwegian fold costume bunad is currently in the running of making it to one of these UNESCO lists. The Intangible Cultural Heritage List includes cultural items that are not tied to a specific … Read more