"Venners nærhet" ("The closeness of friends") was the Norwegian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1989, performed in Norwegian by Britt Synnøve Johansen.
The song is a ballad, with Synnøve singing about the power that friendship can have, even when the rest of the world is against the friends in question.
The song was performed eighth on the night, following the United Kingdom's Live Report with "Why Do I Always Get it Wrong?" and preceding Portugal's Da Vinci with "Conquistador". At the close of voting, it had received 30 points, placing 17th in a field of 22.
It was succeeded as Norwegian representative at the 1990 Contest by "Ketil Stokkan" with Brandenburger Tor.