List of Famous people born in Nordland, Norway
Princess Anni-Frid, Dowager Countess of Plauen, better known by her nickname Frida, is a Norwegian-Swedish singer, songwriter and environmentalist. She is best known as one of the founding members and lead singers of the Swedish pop band ABBA.
Jens Petter Hauge
Jens Petter Hauge is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Italian Serie A club Milan and the Norway national team.
Daniel-André Tande is a Norwegian ski jumper, 2018 ski flying World Champion and 2018 team Olympic champion.
Torstein Pettersen Raaby was a Norwegian telegrapher, resistance fighter and explorer. He is known as a crew member on the Kon-Tiki expedition.
Mathias Antonsen Normann is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder in Russia for Rostov.
Patrick Berg is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Bodø/Glimt. He is the son of former Rosenborg and Bodø/Glimt player Ørjan Berg.
Sivert Høyem is a Norwegian singer, best known as the vocalist of the rock band Madrugada. After the band broke up following the death of Robert Burås in 2007, he has enjoyed success as a solo artist and is also a member of The Volunteers with whom he released the album Exiles in 2006.
Jahn Ivar Jakobsen, nicknamed Mini, is a Norwegian former football player (winger/forward) who has played for, amongst others, Bodø/Glimt and Rosenborg.
Matz Sandman is a Norwegian politician for the Labour Party. He was Minister of Family and Consumer Affairs 1990–1991, and Minister of Children and Family Affairs in 1991. He earned a degree in economics from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration.
Aasmund Bjørkan is a Norwegian former professional footballer who was appointed manager at Bodø/Glimt after the 2015 season. He had been the assistant of former manager Jan Halvor Halvorsen since 2013. He has previously been head coach of the First Division sides Alta and Ranheim. As a player, he played as a winger for Bodø/Glimt and Vålerenga, and won the Norwegian Cup in 1993 and 2002.
Trond Johan Sollied is a Norwegian football manager and former player. He last managed Lokeren.
Tom Sandberg is a former nordic combined skier from Mo i Rana, Norway who competed from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s.
Torhild Skogsholm is a Norwegian politician. She was Minister of Transport and Communications from 2001 to 2005. She is now the director of the Oslo tram company Oslo Sporvognsdrift.
Olav Christopher Jenssen
Olav Christopher Jenssen is a Norwegian artist. Jenssen is considered one of the most acclaimed contemporary Norwegian artists, with a significant international career. He has for years lived and worked in Berlin. From 1996 to 2003 he was professor of painting at the Hochschule Fine Arts in Hamburg, and since 2007, he is professor of painting at the Hochschule Fine Arts in Braunschweig. In 1992, he was selected to exhibit at the prestigious exhibition documenta in Kassel, Germany.
Dag Jostein Fjærvoll
Dag Jostein Fjærvoll is a Norwegian politician for the Christian People's Party. He was Minister of Defence 1997–1999, and Minister of Transport and Communications 1999-2000 for the Christian People's Party.
Anette Sagen is a Norwegian former ski jumper.
Per Willy Guttormsen
Per Willy Guttormsen is a former Norwegian speed skater and cyclist. He was among the world's best long distance skaters in the 1960s.
Joar Leifseth Ulsom
Joar Leifseth Ulsom is a Norwegian dog musher.
Hill-Marta Solberg is a Norwegian politician for the Labour Party. During her career, she was a parliamentary representative for Nordland county from 1993-2009. She was the Minister of Health and Social Affairs for three years and then was the County Governor of Nordland county for nearly ten years. She retired on 15 November 2018.