People from Harstad

Posted May 5, 2010
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  2. Musicians from Harstad

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  1. Iselin Steiro

    Iselin Steiro


    Iselin Vollen Steiro (born 15 September 1985) is a Norwegian model. She grew up in Harstad in the northern part of Norway. Steiro was discovered in 1999 while Christmas shopping with her parents in London. She began her fashion career in 2003 by walking for Prada and Calvin Klein in her first season.

  2. Cecilia (Norwegian singer)

    Cecilia (Norwegian singer)


    Cecilia is a classical crossover singer, originally from Norway, who is known for her rendition of "Amazing Grace". She has released seven albums, two via Universal Music, and performed worldwide, selling several hundred thousand albums with virtually no mainstream publicity.

  3. Randi Hansen

    Randi Hansen


    Randi Hansen (born 24 November 1958 in Tromsø) is a Norwegian pop singer who formerly lived in Harstad, where she had a background as a music teacher at Heggen videregående skole. She was most active in the 1980s, and is best known for the song "Hvis æ fikk være sola di", which is on her debut album, Ho Randi. This sold 80,000 copies.

  4. Iren Reppen

    Iren Reppen


    Iren Reppen (born 19 December 1965) is a Norwegian actress.

  5. Jan Høiland

    Jan Høiland


    Jan Høiland (born 6 February 1939 in Stavanger) is a Norwegian singer, who lived for many years in Harstad. The song "Tio tusen röda rosor" by Thore Skogman was the biggest hit for Jan Høiland. Today, this is the song which is most associated with Jan Høiland [1]. Accompanied by Finn Våland on piano, he made his debut at Cafe Inger in Stavanger in 1957, followed by his record debut "Det vil komme av seg selv"/"Dormi-dormi-dormi" (1958), on Columbia. These were Norwegian 78 records.

  6. Trygve Bornø

    Trygve Bornø


    Trygve Bornø (born 2 February 1942) is a retired Norwegian international footballer.

  7. Stig Roar Myrseth

    Stig Roar Myrseth


    Stig Roar Myrseth (born 22 November 1972) is a Norwegian financial expert who operates throughout the Nordic and Baltic region. In 2011 he started the fund management company Dovre Forvaltning who is managing the world's first legal insider trading based fund, Dovre Inside Nordic.

  8. Åsmund L. Strømnes

    Åsmund L. Strømnes


    Åsmund Lønning Strømnes (14 October 1927 – 3 December 2009) was a Norwegian educationalist.

  9. Odd Børre

    Odd Børre


    Odd Børre Sørensen (born 9 August 1939 in Harstad) was a former Norwegian pop singer. He was better known by his stage name of Odd Børre. Internationally he is best known for the song "Stress" that he performed in the Eurovision Song Contest of 1968. He sang in the Kjell Karlsen's Orchestra (1962–70) and was releasing singles during that period. He retired from full-time professional singing in 1970 and became an insurance company agent (although he did appear in the Norwegian national finals in 1971 and 1977). After retiring in the early 2000s (decade) Odd Børre teamed up again with Kjell Karlsen and is currently performing.

  10. Marit Sandvik

    Marit Sandvik


    Marit Sandvik (born 19 Juli 1956 in Harstad, Norway) is a Norwegian jazz singer, married to the guitarist Øystein Norvoll and together they gave birth to the artist Dagny Norvoll Sandvik (1990).

  11. Hanna Kvanmo

    Hanna Kvanmo


    Hanna Kristine Kvanmo (June 14, 1926 – June 23, 2005) was a Norwegian politician for the Socialist Left Party. She served as a Member of Parliament from 1973 to 1989, representing the county of Nordland, as the first parliamentary leader of the Socialist Left Party 1977–1989, and as a member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, the five-member committee awarding the Nobel Peace Prize, from 1991 to 2002. From 1993 to 1998, she was the Nobel committee's vice chair. During her term on the Nobel committee, she was responsible for the decisions to award the Nobel Peace Prize to individuals such as Aung San Suu Kyi, Nelson Mandela, Yasser Arafat and Kofi Annan. By profession, she was a teacher.

  12. Unni Wikan

    Unni Wikan


    Unni Wikan (born 1944) is professor of social anthropology at the University of Oslo, Norway. She has served as visiting professor at the University of Chicago (2011), Harvard University (1999-2000), Goethe University, Frankfurt (2000), London School of Economics (1997), École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris (1996). She has also been a visiting scholar at Harvard University (1995), guest lecturer at Harvard (1987), guest lecturer at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel (1983) and visiting assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University (1977).

  13. Leif Arne Heløe

    Leif Arne Heløe


    Leif Arne Heløe (born 8 August 1932) is a Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party. He was Minister of Social Affairs 1981-1986. Heløe was born in Harstad and was a dentist before launching his political career.

  14. Ketil Stokkan

    Ketil Stokkan


    Ketil Stokkan (born 29 April 1956) is a Norwegian pop artist who has performed as solo artist as well as the singer in the Norwegian band Zoo.

  15. Jon Lech Johansen

    Jon Lech Johansen


    Jon Lech Johansen (born November 18, 1983 in Harstad, Norway), also known as DVD Jon, is a Norwegian programmer famous for his work on reverse engineering data formats.

  16. Hans Egede

    Hans Egede


    Hans Poulsen Egede (January 31, 1686 – November 5, 1758) was a Norwegian-Danish Lutheran missionary who launched mission efforts to Greenland, which led him to be styled the Apostle of Greenland. He established a successful mission among the Inuit and is credited with revitalizing Dano-Norwegian interest in the island after contact had been broken for hundreds of years. He founded Greenland's capital Godthåb, now known as Nuuk.

  17. Fridtjof Knutsen

    Fridtjof Knutsen


    Fridtjof Knutsen (15 December 1894 – 4 August 1961) was a Norwegian journalist and crime novelist.

  18. Knut Kaasen

    Knut Kaasen


    Knut Kaasen (born 9 November 1951) is a Norwegian legal scholar.

  19. Leo Olsen

    Leo Olsen


    Christopher Leonidas Olsen (born 25 September 1981) is a Norwegian footballer who currently plays for Jevnaker.

  20. Thea Knutzen

    Thea Knutzen


    Thea Knutzen (born 4 July 1930 in Harstad) is a Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party.

  21. Elisabeth Aspaker

    Elisabeth Aspaker


    Elisabeth Aspaker (born 16 October 1962 in Harstad) is a Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party and has been Minister of Fisheries since 16 October 2013 and from the same time also minister for the coordination of Nordic affairs.

  22. Sigurd Simensen

    Sigurd Simensen


    Sigurd Simensen (19 February 1888 – 1969) was a Norwegian newspaper editor and politician for the Labour and Communist parties.

  23. Trygve Simonsen

    Trygve Simonsen


    Trygve Simonsen (3 September 1937–2011) was a Norwegian politician for the Progress Party.

  24. Ola Mikal Heide

    Ola Mikal Heide


    Ola Mikal Heide (born 26 April 1931) is a Norwegian botanist.

  25. Naftali Nilsen

    Naftali Nilsen


    Naftali Nilsen (1890 – ??) was a Norwegian newspaper editor and politician for the Labour Party.

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