List of newspapers in Norway

The number of national daily newspapers in Norway was 96 in 1950, whereas it was 83 in 1965.[1] A total of 191 newspapers was published in 1969.[2] There were 221 newspapers in the country in 1996.[3] The number of the newspaper was 233 in the country in 1999.[4] The Institute for Information and Media Science at the University of Bergen listed 296 newspapers in 2003. There were 297 titles in 2012.[2]


Norwegian newspapers fall into several categories:

  • National newspapers, i.e., those that target readers in all regions.
  • Political party newspapers, i.e., those that function more or less as a party or political movement's mouthpiece
  • Regional newspapers, i.e., those that target readers in a geographic area.
  • Tabloid and broadsheet papers


Following is a sample of newspapers published in Norway.

NewspaperCategoryFrequency[5]Circulation (2014)[6]Owner (in 2014) [7]Notes
Adresseavisen ("Adressa")regionaldaily75,835Adresseavisen ASA
Aftenpostennationaldaily250,179Aftenposten ASCirculation numbers are for the national morning edition.
The regional evening edition's circulation is 155,366 (ranked 4th).
Agderregionaltwice a week8,479Avisen Agder AS
Agderpostenregionaldaily23,329AS Agderposten
Akershus Amtstidende ("Amta")regionaldaily8,621Akershus Amtstidende AS
Andøyposten regionaltwice a week2,010Andøyposten AS
Askøyværingen regionaltwice a week5,311Askøyværingen AS
Avisa Nordland regionaldaily23,716Avisa Nordland AS
Bergens Tidende regionaldaily83,086Bergens Tidende AS
Bergensavisen regionaldaily27,406Bergensavisen AS
Bladet Tromsø regional11,071 (2003)
Bladet Vesterålen regionaldaily9,692Bladet Vesterålen AS
Bondebladet nationalweekly82,995 (2003) agriculture
Brønnøysunds avis regionaldaily4,516Brønnøysunds Avis AS
Budstikka regionaldaily28,264Asker og Bærums Budstikke ASA
Dag og Tid national6,982    Nynorsk
Dagbladet nationaldaily105,255AS Dagbladet tabloid
Dagen nationaldaily10,842Dagbladet Dagen AS conservative Christian
Dagens Næringsliv nationaldaily81,391Dagens Næringsliv AS business
Dagsavisen nationaldaily29,041Stiftelsen Dagsavisen social democratic
Dalane Tidende regionaltwice a week8,418Dalane Tidende og Egersunds Avis AS
Demokraten regionaltwice a week8,282Demokraten AS
Drammens Tidende regionaldaily40,954Drammens Tidende og Buskeruds Blad AS
Driva regionaltwice a week4,217Driva-Trykk AS
Enebakk Avis regionalweekly2,984Enebakk Avis AS
Fanaposten regionaltwice a week4,403Fanaposten AS
Finnmark Dagblad regionaldaily8,813Finnmark Dagblad AS
Finnmarken regionaldaily7,169Dagbladet Finnmarken AS
Firda regionaldaily13,875Avishuset Firda AS
Firda Tidend regionaltwice a week3,056Avisdrift Gloppen A/S
Firdaposten regionaltwice a week5,484Firdaposten AS
Fiskaren national fisheries
Fiskeribladet national fisheries
Fjordabladet regionaltwice a week2,800Fjordabladet AS
Fjordenes Tidende regionaltwice a week5,485Fjordenes Tidende AS
Fjordingen regionaltwice a week4,285Fjordingen AS
Fjuken regionalweekly4,075Skjåk Mediautvikling AS
Framtid i nord regionaltwice a week5,303Mediaselskapet Nord-Norge Samkjøringen AS
Fredriksstad Blad regionaldaily23,442Fredriksstad Blad AS
Fremover regionaldaily8,835Fremover AS
Friheten nationalweekly2,800Norges Kommunistiske Parti communist
Fædrelandsvennen regionaldaily41,326Fædrelandsvennen AS
Gjesdalbuen regionalweekly
Glåmdalen regionaldaily19,370Glåmdalen AS
Grannar regional3,883   139   
Gudbrandsdølen Dagningen regional28,003   22   
Halden Arbeiderblad regional9,494   64    social democratic
Hallingdølen regional
Hamar Arbeiderblad regional28,490   21    social democratic
Hamar Dagblad regional4,607   123   
Harstad Tidende regional14,749   42   
Haugesunds Avis regional34,811   13   
Helgeland Arbeiderblad regional9,402   
Indre Akershus Blad regional7,035   85   
Jarlsberg Avis regional3,288   149   
Jærbladet regional
Klassekampen nationaldaily12,109Klassekampen AS socialist
Koordinatoren online only
Kvinnheringen regional
Laagendalsposten regional10,823   55   
Levanger-Avisa regional4,706   121   
Lofotposten regional8,208   72   
Lofot-Tidende regional
Magazinet national conservative Christian
Morgenbladet national8,255   70    conservative
Moss Avis regional16,169   35   
Moss Dagblad regional7,551   80   
Møre-Nytt regionaltwice a week5,526Møre-Nytt AS
Nationen national16,987   34    agriculture
Nettavisen online only
Nordlys regional29,437   19   
Norge Idag national conservative Christian
Ny Tid national4,519 (2003) socialist
Nye Troms regionaltwice a week5,051Nye Troms AS
Opdalingen regionaltwice a week2,655Opdalingen AS
Oppland Arbeiderblad regionaldaily26,578Oppland arbeiderblad AS social democratic online only music
Porsgrunns Dagblad regionaldaily
Rana Blad regionaldaily10,622AS Rana Blad
Ringerikes Blad regional12,787   47   
Rjukan Arbeiderblad regional
Rogalands Avis regional12,787   47   
Romerikes Blad regionaldaily38,337   11   
Romsdals Budstikke regionaldaily18,639   32   
Saltenposten regionaltwice a week4,032   133   
Sandefjords Blad regionaldaily
Sarpsborg Arbeiderblad regionaldaily14,578Sarpsborg Arbeiderblad AS social democratic
Sogn Avis regionaldaily10,085Sogningen/Sogns Avis AS
Stavanger Aftenblad regionaldaily68,010Stavanger Aftenblad ASA
Strandbuen regionaltwice a week4,354Strandbuen AS
Sunnhordland regionaldaily7,832Bladet Sunnhordland AS
Sunnmørsposten regionaldaily32,667SUnnmørsposten AS
Svalbardposten regionalweekly3,095Stiftelsen Svalbardposten
Telemarksavisa regionaldaily22,282Telemarksavisa AS
The Foreigner online only online, English
The Oslo Times online only online, English
Tidens Krav regionaldaily15,412Tidens Krav AS
TradeWinds international7,800    maritime business
Troms Folkeblad regionaldaily7,779Troms Folkeblad AS
Trønder-Avisa regionaldaily23,142
Tysvær Bygdeblad regionalweekly
Tønsbergs Blad regionaldaily29,785Edda Vestfold AS
Upstream international6,500 (2003)
Varden regionaldaily26,091Varden AS
Varingen regional
VG nationaldaily284,414Verdens Gang AS tabloid
Vest-Telemark Blad regionaltwice a week5,530Vest-Telemark Blad AS
Vesteraalens Avis regionaltwice a week2,388Vesterålens Avis AS
VestNytt regionaltwice a week6,143Vestnytt AS
Vårt Land nationaldaily26,344Avisen Vårt Land AS Christian
Østkantavisa regionalweekly70,000Nordstrands Blad AS
Østlandets Blad regional
Østlands-Posten regional
Østlendingen regional

Online editions

The Institute for Journalism provides a directory of online newspapers.


  1. Pippa Norris (Fall 2000). "Chapter 4 The Decline of Newspapers?". A Virtuous Circle: Political Communications in Post-Industrial Societies (PDF). New York: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
  2. "Production grants for news and current affairs media" (PDF). Ministry of Culture. 20 June 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  3. "Media in Norway" (Guideline). Regjeringen. 31 August 1996. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  4. "Norway". Press Reference. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  5. Willings 2015
  6. Willings 2015
  7. Willings 2015
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