2006 in Norway
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- 10 January – The Christian newspaper Magazinet publishes caricatures of the Prophet Muhammed.
- 22 January – Islamic scholars threaten Denmark and Norway with boycotts after the publication of the Muhammed cartoons.
- 20 February – Agreement is reached between Denmark and Norway about where the border between Svalbard and Greenland should go.
- 4 March – Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway is baptized in Slottskapellet in Oslo.
- 20 March – The Norwegian Food Safety Authority reports that Gilde is responsible for an outbreak of e. coli in Norway that has led to the death of one child and 13 hospitalized children.
- 6 May – The Progress Party elects Siv Jensen as their new leader.
- 12 May – An Al-Qaida video on the internet encourages Muslims to attack Denmark, Norway and France for the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammed.
- 25 May – The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2011 is awarded to Oslo during the congress of the International Ski Federation in Faro, Portugal.
- 3 June – Salmonella is found in First Price salami, which in recent weeks has infected 35 and possibly caused one death.
- 7 June – A meteorite impact event occurs in northern Troms County, Norway. Locals compare the resultant explosion to the nuclear explosion at Hiroshima. The impact location was apparently desolate, and no structural damage or casualties are reported.
- 10 June – A man fires several shots at police in Herøy, Møre og Romsdal after a family quarrel. The man later takes his own life.
- 19 June - The decision is made to build the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.
- 1 July – The Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV) is established. This is one of the biggest changes in the history of Norwegian welfare aid.
- 24 August – Fritz Moen is acquitted of murder charges.
- 31 August – The Edvard Munch paintings The Scream and Madonna are found by the police. The paintings were stolen on 22 August 2004.
- 7 September – Death of Eugene Ejike Obiora: Eugene Ejike Obiora, a naturalized Norwegian citizen originally from Nigeria who was arrested at a social services office while complaining against being denied social aid, dies at the hands of arresting police officers in Trondheim. The case made headlines locally and nationally, with accusations of unnecessary use of force and racism leveled at the local police, as well as uproar in African societies in Norway.
- 10 October – Atlantic Airways Flight 670, a BAe 146, slides off the runway at Stord, Norway, killing four of the 16 people on board.
- 13 October – Solveig Fiske is appointed bishop of Hamar.
- December – Norsk Hydro reveals a proposal to merge its oil business with compatriate oil and gas company Statoil. Gaining approval from both the EU and the Storting, the merger is completed by 1 October 2007.
- The service station chain HydroTexaco which was established in 1995 through a merger between Norsk Hydro and Texaco is sold to Reitangruppen.
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- For football, see 2006 in Norwegian football
- 23 July – Tour de France 2006 is won by the Norwegian Thor Hushovd.
- 17 December – Norway wins the 2006 European Women's Handball Championship in Sweden.
Main article: 2006 in Norwegian music
Main article: Norwegian films of the 2000s § 2006
- 21 April – Free Jimmy, directed by Christopher Nielsen, was released in Norway.
- 26 May – The Bothersome Man, directed by Jens Lien, was released in Norway.
- 25 August – Uro, directed by Stefan Faldbakken, was released in Norway. It had earlier, in May, been screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.
- 8 September – Reprise, directed by Joachim Trier, was released in Norway. The film was originally screened at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in July, where it was awarded the Crystal Globe Best Director Award.
- 15 September – Sons, directed by Erik Richter Strand, was released in Norway.
- 13 October – Cold Prey, directed by Roar Uthaug, was released in Norway. The film was previously screened at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in June.
- 3 November – The Art of Negative Thinking, directed by Bård Breien, was released in Norway. The film was screened at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in July 2007, where Breien was awarded the Crystal Globe Best Director Award.
- 10 January – Thor Knudsen, politician (born 1927)
- 20 January – Einar Hole Moxnes, politician and Minister (born 1921)
- 6 February – Halvdan Ljøsne, painter (born 1929)
- 7 February – Harald Noreng, literary researcher and lexicographer (born 1913)
- 19 February – Godtfred Holmvang, decathlete and skier (born 1917)
- 28 February – Jan Brøgger, professor of social anthropology and clinical psychologist (born 1936)
- 28 February – Dagfinn Hjertenes, politician (born 1943)
- 28 February – Else Reppen, philanthropist (born 1933)
- 26 March – Kristoffer Lepsøe, rower and Olympic bronze medallist (born 1922)
- 18 April – Eivind Skabo, sprint canoer and Olympic bronze medallist (born 1916)
- 22 April – Magnar Norderhaug, zoologist and ecologist (born 1939)
- 14 May – Eva Norvind, writer, documentary producer, director, sex therapist and actress (born 1944)
- 28 May – Thorleif Schjelderup, ski jumper, Olympic bronze medallist and author (born 1920)
- 1 June – Kristian Ottosen, writer and public servant (born 1921)
- 23 June – Knut Haus, politician (born 1915)
- 23 June – Gunnar Skaug, politician (born 1940)
- 24 June – Børre Falkum-Hansen, sailor and Olympic silver medallist (born 1919)
- 30 June – Bjarne Johannes Hope, civil servant (born 1944)
- 4 July – Lars Korvald, politician and Prime Minister of Norway (born 1916)
- 19 July – Odd With, politician (born 1921)
- 28 July – Rut Brandt, writer and second wife of the German Chancellor Willy Brandt (born 1920)
- 3 September – Eva Knardahl, pianist (born 1927)
- 4 September – Ingrid Bjoner, opera singer (born 1927)
- 7 September- Eugene Ejike Obiora, died during police arrest (born 1958)
- 24 September – Per Stavem, shot putter and discus thrower (born 1926)
- 29 September – Jan Werner Danielsen, singer (born 1976)
- 2 October – Asbjørn Herteig, archeologist (born 1919).
- 28 October – Kjell Magne Fredheim, politician (born 1928)
- 30 October – Jens Christian Hauge, resistance member and politician (born 1915)
- 30 October – Aud Schønemann, actress (born 1922)
- 4 November – Torolf Elster, newspaper and radio journalist, magazine editor and author (born 1911)
- 19 November – Thorbjørn Lie, businessperson and politician (born 1943)
- 21 November – Svein Erik Bakke, entrepreneur (born 1947)
- 24 November – Nils Are Øritsland, polar researcher in zoophysiology and ecology (born 1939)
- 28 November – Thorleif Lintrup Paus, lawyer and diplomat (born 1912)
- 4 December – Sigrid Utkilen, politician (born 1916)
- 6 December – Otto Øgrim, physicist and author (born 1913).
- 23 December – Arne Sandnes, politician (born 1925)
- 25 December – Ingerid Vardund, actress (born 1927)
- 31 December – Reidar Strømdahl, politician (born 1913)
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- Bjørn Aamodt, poet (born 1944)
- Sverre Bergh, spy in Nazi Germany during World War II (born 1920)
- Sigurd Engelstad, genealogist and archivist (born 1914)
- Per Maltby, astronomer (born 1932)
- Eystein Sandnes, ceramic and glass designer (born 1927)
- Arne Hoel, ski jumper (born 1927)
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