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"This could be Asgard. Asgard is where our people stand."
Odin to Thor[src]

Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Scandinavian country located in Northern Europe.


Asgard-Jotunheim War

Battle of Tønsberg

"From around the cold and darkness came the Frost Giants, threatening to plunge the mortal world into a new ice age. But humanity would not face this threat alone."
Odin to Thor[src]

Odin fights against the Frost Giants' armies

In 965 A.D., the Frost Giants of Jotunheim led by Laufey, arrived to Tønsberg, planning to conquer Midgard, freezing everything in their path using the Casket of Ancient Winters to plunge the world in a new glacial period. However, the army of Einherjar led by Odin[1], together with Eternals[2], defended Tønsberg and engaged in a war against the Frost Giants, forcing them to abandon Earth and retreat to their own world.[1] Around this time, the Tesseract was lost on Earth and made its way to Tønsberg, where it was kept safe for centuries by a set of Odin worshipers.[3]

Asgardian Warrior

"Whatever was up in these trees had to be there for centuries, right?"
"At least a millennium."
Grant Ward and Jemma Simmons[src]

A single warrior from the Asgardian Berserker Army decided to stay behind on Earth when the rest of the army returned to Asgard. The warrior broke the weapon that gave the Berserkers their power, the so-called Berserker Staff, and traveled to a forest in Norway to hide one of the pieces inside a tree in what would become the Trillemarka National Park.[4]

World War II

"Your HYDRA division has failed to deliver so much as a rifle in over a year. And we had learned through local intelligence you had mounted a full-scale incursion into Norway."
Roeder to Johann Schmidt[src]

Johann Schmidt steals the Tesseract

During World War II, Norway was occupied by Third Reich. In 1942, HYDRA forces led by Johann Schmidt, organized an incursion in Norway searching for the Tesseract. Following its trail until reaching a church full of Viking warriors entombed within its walls, Schmidt interrogated the Church Keeper, who tried to make Schmidt cease his search, claiming the Tesseract was a simple myth. Schmidt, convinced of its existence as the most valuable object in Odin's Vault, located a fake replica inside one of the tombs, and threatened the Church Keeper to kill all the inhabitants of the village if he did not help him locate the real Tesseract. Schmidt then focused his attention in a sculptured mural of Yggdrasil world tree, finding a hidden box behind a Nidhogg depiction in the mural with the actual Tesseract inside. The Church Keeper warned Schmidt that he would not control the power of the Tesseract, but Schmidt simply killed him and ordered his army to destroy the village.[3] By April 1945, the Nazi forces were suffering defeats on almost all battlefields of Europe. Around the time of Adolf Hitler's death, the commanders of German garrisons in Norway were negotiating the surrender to the Allies.[5]

Position in Tromsø

"As soon as Loki took the doctor we moved Jane Foster. We've got an excellent observatory in Tromsø. She was asked to consult there very suddenly yesterday. Handsome fee, private plane, very remote. She'll be safe."
Phil Coulson to Thor[src]

In 2012, Jane Foster received a phone call offering her a job position in an astrophysics laboratory in Tromsø. Unbeknownst to her, the offer had been arranged by S.H.I.E.L.D., as a way to protect Foster from Loki, who arrived to Earth.[6] Phil Coulson informed Thor of the action, as S.H.I.E.L.D. deduced Foster could be one of Loki's potential targets.[7] Two days after arriving at Tromsø, Foster demanded to know why she and Darcy Lewis were assigned to the laboratory, as it seemed that none knew what was their purpose at the facility. However, Lewis watched a news broadcast about the alien invasion. The scientists at the laboratory were worried, as Foster was not supposed to watch those images, but Lewis told them their firewall and internet security protocols were not enough to prevent it. Foster realized S.H.I.E.L.D. was behind the position at Tromsø and demanded to know what was happening or she would call Coulson to know about it.[6]

Berserker Staff

Nystrom and Larsen at the Trillemarka

"They found this thing in 150 square kilometers of Norwegian forest."
Grant Ward[src]

Jakob Nystrom and Petra Larsen, leaders of a Norse Paganist hate group, discovered that one of the pieces of the Berserker Staff was located at the Trillemarka National Park, and traveled there to retrieve it. They drew a Norse rune in one of the informative panels of the park in order to distract the park rangers while they looked for the exact location. Bjorn and Neils located the symbol drawn in the panel and complained about insensitive people who damaged the park. Nystrom and Larsen located the exact point described in the legend of the Berserker Warrior, a tree surrounded by a halo of stones. Nystrom used a chainsaw to cut the tree and tore it in half, retrieving the piece of the staff from inside the trunk after all the time they spent searching for it. Larsen touched the staff and gained the strength it granted, also being overcome by rage. Nystrom advised embracing the rage she felt instead of fighting it back. Bjorn and Neils, alerted by the noise of the chainsaw, checked the location and witnessed the ancient tree they had cut. Without saying anything, Larsen tested her new strength, killing Bjorn with a single blow.[4]

Norse Paganists Riots

Norse Paganists leaving a message in Oslo

"The rioting has left twenty injured, three in critical condition. Reports indicate that the group of about a dozen was led by this man and woman. And although their motive was unclear, their message was hauntingly spelled out on the streets of Oslo."
KEJH News Reporter[src]

Jakob Nystrom and Petra Larsen started a series of riots in Oslo sharing the strength of the Berserker Staff retrieved at the Trillemarka National Park. Nystrom, Larsen and a group of their followers destroyed many properties and left at least 20 injured, three in critical condition, proclaiming themselves to be gods in a message spelled out on the streets of Oslo.[4]


Phil Coulson's team at the Trillemarka

"Well, I'm assuming you found something on the ground in London."
"In a tree in Norway. And, unfortunately, we weren't the ones who found it."
Elliot Randolph and Phil Coulson[src]

Phil Coulson and his team were reassigned to investigate the event at the Trillemarka National Park. Grant Ward tried to comfort Jemma Simmons, as she had to climb upon the fallen tree in order to analyze it and was a bit afraid of heights. Ward distracted her by asking questions about the research, how and when something could have been hidden inside a tree, making Simmons climb the tree while she was explaining her theories and the methods she would use to analyze them. Coulson interrogated Neils about the two suspects that killed her partner Bjorn. He described the woman as having hate in her eyes, and she had a silver or steel stick with decorations, but couldn't describe it better as he just ran to save his life, and was deeply affected by the death of his partner. Simmons scanned the trunk of the fallen tree, determining that the spectrographic signature was alien, and sent the data to Leo Fitz, worried that it may be another piece of Chitauri technology, like the helmet they had previously encountered that carried an alien virus, but Fitz confirmed that its readings matched those of Mjølnir and determined that the object hidden inside the tree was of Asgardian origin. Simmons scanned the imprints inside the tree for a three-dimensional restoration, sending them to Fitz, who was able to holographically reconstruct the Berserker Staff and print a 3-D model. While trying to obtain more clues about the two suspects from Neils, Coulson was informed by Skye of the riots that the Norse Paganists had caused in Oslo, and showed Ward the message they wrote in the streets, that they were gods.[4]

Norse Paganists

Jakob Nystrom and Petra Larsen triumphantly returned to the underground base of their group of Norse Paganists, with their followers shouting their names. Nystrom claimed they were the new order, and they would become gods to take back the world from the gods that took the world first. Nystrom shared the power of the Berserker Staff with his followers, letting them touch the two pieces they had already obtained in order to gain the enhanced strength it granted. The Norse Paganists continued to study texts and old maps at their disposal in order to locate the last piece of the staff.[4]

Ultron Offensive


Tony Stark at the NEXUS Internet Hub in Oslo

"I contacted our friends at the NEXUS about that."
"It's the world internet hub in Oslo. Every byte of data flows through there; fastest access on Earth."
Nick Fury, Steve Rogers, and Bruce Banner[src]

In 2015, Tony Stark went to the NEXUS Internet Hub in Oslo to find who the person was that prevented Ultron from getting nuclear codes. It was revealed that it was J.A.R.V.I.S. and Stark managed to recover him.[8]

Freeing Elliot Randolph

Elliot Randolph was arrested for public drunkenness and destruction of property. While spending the time in the cell in Norway, Randolph was visited by Phil Coulson, Bobbi Morse, and Leo Fitz who asked for his assistance in studying an ancient Monolith which had sucked Jemma Simmons through a portal to another world. Randolph refused to help as he claimed that he would rather keep his Asgardian identity a secret from the already fearful public. Desperate to keep under the radar, Randolph was left with no choice but to reluctantly agree to help in their investigation. Randolph ripped the bars from his cell and walked out, when the guards arrived to investigate the noise, Randolph calmly blamed the damage on Coulson before walking free.[9]

Hunt for Natasha Romanoff

Natasha Romanoff hides out in Norway

"The septic tank will need a flush in a couple of weeks, but, you know, I've got a guy coming for that. You have to haul your rubbish into town. It's just a twenty-minute drive."
Rick Mason to Natasha Romanoff[src]

In 2016, having been forced to escape from Thaddeus Ross who was attempting to arrest her, Natasha Romanoff went into hiding in Sæbø, Norway, having taken a ferry on the Norangsfjorden Arm[10] once Ross discovered her tracker in Albany, New York. She had been using a motorhome and amenities provided to her by Rick Mason. Mason also delivered her a briefcase that was addressed to her from Budapest, alongside paperwork pertaining to the operation she was part of in the city years prior.

Taskmaster fights against Natasha Romanoff

Shortly afterwards, Taskmaster appeared, and had attempted to assassinate Romanoff by pushing her car off a bridge, and after a brief confrontation that ended with Romanoff falling in the river, took the briefcase, only to find it empty, as Romanooff had managed to take the Red Dust from inside it. Romanoff eventually got out of the river and decided to leave Norway to search for Yelena Belova, who had sent the Red Dust to her.[11]

Death of Odin

Odin says his goodbyes to Thor and Loki

"Anyway, my father is no longer in exile. So if you could tell me where he is, I can take him home."
"Gladly. He's in Norway."
Thor and Doctor Strange[src]

In 2017, Thor and Loki returned to Earth searching for their father. Thor received help from Doctor Strange who sent him and Loki through an Inter-Dimensional Portal to Norway. Once in Norway, Thor and Loki found Odin and sat next to him, as he talked to them, until he died and faded away.

Thor and Loki brace Hela's arrival

Odin's death freed Thor and Loki's sister, Hela from her imprisonment in Hel and she appeared through a portal. After Hela destroyed Mjølnir, Thor and Loki escaped using the Bifrost Bridge.[12]


In May 2018, half of all life in Norway disintegrated into dust. The catastrophic number of the population lost was recorded on the global records.[13]

New Asgard

Rocket and Bruce Banner in Tønsberg

Three weeks afterwards, Tønsberg was repopulated by Valkyrie and the surviving Asgardians, along with Korg and Miek. Thor arrived to meet them and they renamed the town as New Asgard. However, Thor soon became depressed and a drunken overweight hermit who cared nothing about his people. Over the next five years, the Asgardians lived peacefully as fishermen, accepting the fact that their days of battles and glory were over. However, one day in 2023, Bruce Banner and Rocket Raccoon arrived on the Benatar in Tønsberg and met with Thor, Korg, and Miek. They informed Thor about the Time Heist and were successful in getting his help.[14]

Thor passes on leadership to Valkyrie

As a result of the Blip, Norway’s population was restored. Afterwards, Thor returned to Tønsberg and declared Valkyrie the new leader of New Asgard. The Guardians of the Galaxy arrived and waited for him in the Benatar, while he said his goodbyes and left with them.[14]

Flag Smashers' Political Ultimatum

In 2024, Norway joined the Global Repatriation Council and a camp was set up in Oslo. However, the Flag Smashers targeted the camp on their campaign.[15]

Political Turmoil in New Asgard

That summer, the news station, SBN, reported that their was inner political turmoil within New Asgard.[16]

Notable Citizens

Alternate Universes


Appearances for Norway

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