During the Viking age, seafarers set out to conquer and pillage other lands.
Viking King Harold Fairhair united Norway into one Kingdom
Erik the Red leads settlers to Greenland.
King Olav I sent mission to christianize Iceland
Leif Erickson discovered North America
Olaf II Haraldsson declared himself King of Norway after returning from war with the Danes. Over time, King Olav establishes Christianity as the region's main religion.
King Olav II forced to flee Norway by Canute, King of England and Denmark.
King Olav II killed at battle of Stiklestad
King Olav II, a norwegien named patron saint
King Canute died from unknown causes
City of Bergen founded
Greenland and Iceland formed union with Norway
Bubonic plague, called the Black Death, kills more than two-thirds of population
Under the Kalmar Union, Norway, Sweden and Denmark agree to share a monarch. The union lasts until 1523, when Sweden becomes independent.
Christian II exiled after civil war in Denmark; Frederick I became king of Denmark and Norway
Frederick I became king of Denmark and Norway
Norway is proclaimed a Danish province.
Petter Dass, priest and poet and hymn writer was born
Christian Jensen Lofthuus, revolutionary peasant leader died
Envold de Falsen, lawyer, poet, actor and statesman died 1808.
Denmark gives up Norway to Sweden. Although ruled by a Swedish king, Norwegians adopt a constitution and elect a king. After a 14-day war, Norway accepts Sweden's king, but keeps its constitution.
First immigrants left Norway for America
Norwegian explorer, Roald Admundsen, searched for Northwest Passage through Arctic ocean to America.
Norway proclaims its independence from Sweden. Prince Carl of Denmark becomes king.
Germans torpedoed Norwegian ship Regin
Women gained right to vote
World War II began; Norway remained neutral
German forces start full scale invasion into neutral Norway. They occupy Norway until the end of the World War II, in 1945.
Germans enforce martial law introduced
Norway joined United Nations
Norway joined North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Oil and gas are discovered in waters near Norway, boosting the country's economy.
Norwegians vote against joining the European Union. They reject the EU again in 1994.
U.S., Israeli and Palestinian leaders meet in Oslo to discuss Middle East peace.
Norway acts as a mediator in solving the conflict between the government of Sri Lanka and Tamils who want to separate from it.
Eight foreign workers on Norwegian oil rig off Nigeria kidnapped;
Protesters set fire to Norwegian Embassy in Syria due to cartoons in newspaper
largest underwater gas pipeline in world opened to transport gas from Norway to Britain
Researchers discovered remains of prehistoric marine reptile on Svalbard Islands.
Rockslide in Alesund demolished lower floors of building, five missing
Norwegian oil rig support vessel capsized; five people missing
Three Norwegian residents arrested for ties to AL-Qaeda, bomb plots in USA and UK.