If you’re moving to Norway, or just want to learn more about what life in Norway is like, then reading up on local newspapers can be a good idea. In contrast to many countries, Norway does not have a newspaper that publish news in English, but there are online options that can be pretty good for catching up on Norwegian news.
None of the national newspapers or media outlets produce Norwegian news in English, so your only option is to read news from a different source. The three big English news providers are The Local, Norway Today and News In English.
Neither of these are connected with any established Norwegian newspapers, but The Local is part of a bigger media concern that produces national news in English from several countries.
Let’s take a closer look at these three news sites, and what type of Norwegian news you can expect from them.
The Local is a type of European news agency that provides news from most countries all over Europe, but has set up unique websites for each country, including one for Norway.
They publish a lot of news from Norway, but their design makes it a bit difficult to find some of the content easily. You can access a few articles for free, but you need a subscription to access most of the content. This cost 349 NOK ($38 USD) for a year.
If you feel like paying for a subscription to learn more about news in Norway, then that’s fine. If not, check out the two options below.
Norway Today is a pretty standard news publisher that focuses on writing about the big news that happen in Norway, and other news that are related to Norway.
The good thing about Norway Today is that it is run by ads, so you do not need to pay for a subscription to use the website. From what I understand, you are free to read as many articles as you want without paying.
Their main type or article seem to be rather short, focusing only on the point without giving too much context. That’s great for when you want to read up on the news, but it might not be the best source if you rather want to take a deep-dive into Norwegian culture by reading about news.
News in English
News in English.no is the third and final English news website for Norwegian news, and seem to focus a lot on Norwegian news in an international setting. The design is nice and clean, and the content is pretty chunky.
The downside is that they post a bit less content than the other two, so only the biggest news are represented. The website used to have a paywall to access most of the content, but this has since been removed in favor of ads.
It seems like News in English is ran by a few individuals on a voluntary basis.
Other sources for news about Norway in English
In addition to websites that focuses solely on news, there are plenty of other options for catching up on your Norwegian news. We often post news about Norway here on The Norway Guide, and you can access the news directly from this link.
We tend to pretty much only cover the big events since this website is more about travelling to Norway and Norwegian culture in general, and not really about news. So we won’t cover how Norway responds to international events or things like that, but we will cover things that will be useful to know if you are interested in ever visiting or moving to Norway.