Photo: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Ragna Marie Fjeld.Photo: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Ragna Marie Fjeld

"The fight for strengthening human rights is the common thread in everything Norway commits to internationally," said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Human rights are under pressure internationally. Norway will therefore step up its efforts to promote and protect human rights

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This November the Royal Norwegian Embassy in London launched Norwegian Arts, a blog celebrating the best Norwegian creative and cultural happenings in the UK.

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Many people know that Norway presents the people of UK with a Christmas tree for Trafalgar Square every year, but few are aware London isn’t the only British city that receives one. For decades, various Norwegian principalities have donated trees all over the UK, as symbols of the close and enduring relationship between Norway and Britain.

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Traditional Norwegian Pork Belly. 
Photo: Mari Svenningsen.

Norway’s vast array of traditional dishes and local specialities really comes into its own at Christmas time. Here are a few of the highlights.

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All applicants must schedule an appointment online in order to apply for a new passport.

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Photo: Siri Aronsen.

On Tuesday 9 December, the ambassador Mona Juul presented her Letter of Credence to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, after being escorted to Buckingham Palace in a State landau from the Royal Mews.

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Photo: Visit Norway.

The 2014 results of the international image and reputation survey "The Anholt-GfK Nation Brands Index" were recently released. Norway is ranked 13th of 50 countries that have global influence.

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