Uniquely, the Norwegian special territory of Svalbard is an entirely visa-free zone. No person is required visa or residence permit, and anyone may live and work in Svalbard indefinitely, regardless of citizenship.
In Norway they publish their citizen’s annual tax returns online. If you accesses someone’s tax return, that person will receive a notification that someone’s checking on him.
Norway started building a “highway for bees” in 2015. The bee-friendly corridor in Oslo passes through places where bees like to both live and feed, and features feeding stations.
Reindeer herds being raised for meat in Norway still need to be tested for radioactivity due to fallout from the Chernobyl disaster. Reindeer that are too radioactive to eat are released into the wild.
Frozen pizza is so popular in Norway that when a popular brand released a new jingle, it reached #1 on the Norwegian charts.
Between 1825 to 1925 about 1/3rd of Norway’s population moved to North America.
Norway has $850bn cash reserves, largely from oil, and chooses to invest rather than spending it
Students in Karasjok, north in Norway don`t get to stay home from school until it`s -50°C (-58°F). The school bus stops driving when it`s -38°C (-36°F).
A valley settlement in Norway that lives in shadow for nearly half of every year has installed giant mirrors on an adjacent mountain to redirect sunlight into the town’s square, all based on a plan that was thought up 100 years ago.
How much do you make? It’d be no secret in Scandinavia. Sweden annually publishes everyone’s income tax returns. So do Finland and Norway. Technically, you can see what your brother-in-law made, your neighbor made. Making the data public demonstrates the Scandinavian tradition of jantelag, which translates roughly as nobody is better than anyone else.