Norwegian Voice Talent Agency and Recording Services
Let us guess, you are looking for a Norwegian voice-over artist to record you latest mega project? Woo-hoo you found us! And your Scandinavian audience will love you for it.
We are a Norwegian VO agency, and supply native voice actors in a variety of styles, costs and expertise. Whether you are looking for a young female voice artist to record your IVR – on hold phone message or a mature male voice actor to record a script for an online video promotion, we have the diversity of talent to suit every requirement.
Why do I need a Norwegian voice over?
Nearly 90% of Norwegians actually speak English, which is incredible! So why would anyone create a Norwegian language version of their video or audio project? Well, if you are looking to build a relationship with your audience then you should acknowledge their culture and language, which makes localisation a priority.
Next step to your complete your Norwegian voice over project
Our Account Managers are like knowledgeable voice-over superheroes! They will advise you on the most suitable voice artists, taking into account your style preference and turn-around time, and your budget.
Get in touch by filling in the Quick Quote box opposite, and we’ll send you some casting samples personalised for your project. This is a completely free of charge service.
Featured Norwegian Voice-over Talent
Norwegian voice-over selection and quick quote in just 1 hour
1. browse the Norwgian voice-over demos below and click PLAY to audition each casting sample
2. choose the voice(s) you like and click ADD to your Quick Quote, or DOWNLOAD a copy
3. complete the Quick Quote and we’ll check availability and costs, with a response in just 1 hour
Video case study: Norwegian voice-over for Perfect Home
We cast the voice of Camilla, recorded time-sync to picture and cleaned, edited and delivered the audio as 1 x wav file. The client was delighted with the voice-over and went on to create a Swedish version with us as well.
A short history of the Norwegian Voice-over language
Norwegian belongs to the West Scandinavian branch of the North Germanic family of languages. Along with other Scandinavian languages, it is descended from Old Norse, which was spoken by the Germanic people who lived in Scandinavia during the Viking era.
Norwegian derives from the West Norse dialect group, along with Icelandic and Faroese, while Danish and Swedish derive from East Norse. The western branch of Norse dialects started to break away from the eastern branch after the Kingdom of Norway was founded at the beginning of the 11th century.
Today, spoken Norwegian is essentially mutually intelligible with Danish and Swedish. These three languages are categorised as Mainland Scandinavian, while Icelandic and Faroese are classified as Insular Scandinavian.
Norwegian is unusual in having two distinct written forms – Bokmål (literally ‘book language’, also called Dano-Norwegian) and Nynorsk (‘new Norwegian’). Bokmål derives from Danish (which was the standard written language of Norway from the 16th to 19th centuries), while Nynorsk is based on Norwegian dialects. Although Nynorsk was an attempt at re-establishing their own national language, today 83% of Norwegians still use Bokmål. Read more
Which countries have Norwegian as a national language?
Norwegian is the principal official language of Norway, spoken by around 95% of the population. In some northern districts of the country, North Sámi is also an official language (the Sámi people were the original inhabitants of northern Scandinavia).
How many people speak Norwegian as their first language?
It is estimated that almost five million people speak Norwegian as their first language, the majority living in Norway.
Did you know…
- As well as Bokmål and Nynorsk, there are two other written forms of Norwegian, although they don’t have official status. These are Riksmål (‘national language’ – very similar to Bokmål) and the lesser-used Høgnorsk (‘High Norwegian’ – a purer form of Nynorsk).
- Bokmål tends to be associated with the more urban side of Norwegian life – it is used in advertising, entertainment and technology. Nynorsk is more associated with traditional and regional/local culture.
- Local dialects are used more widely in Norway than other Scandinavian countries. There are various ways of grouping them, but they are usually classified as Eastern dialects (East Norwegian and Trøndsk) and Western dialects (Western and Northern).
The Norwegian economy
Norway has a prosperous mixed economy, with a large state sector and a flourishing private sector. The country has abundant natural resources, including petroleum, hydropower, fish, forests and minerals.
Key industries are controlled by the Norwegian government, notably petroleum, which accounts for around 20% of government revenue, as well as the country’s highest proportion of export revenue. Norway is the world’s seventh largest oil exporter and the third largest natural gas exporter.
Norway is not a member of the European Union, but maintains close links through membership of the European Free Trade Association. Norway is the EU’s fourth most important import partner.
Video case study: Norwegian voice over for AGCO
AGCO offer high-tech solutions for professional farmers. They design, manufacture and distribute agricultural products in more than 140 countries. In this animation they demonstrate the use of their air filters and why it plays a vital role in prolonging the life of an engine.
A market that they are focusing their brand presence on right now is Norway. AGRO were seeking a Norwegian voice over agency with a range of Norwegian voice talent to find the right voice to suit the script. We were delighted to help and Dan – a native Norwegian voice actor with a broad experience in promotional video, had the confident and sophisticated style that the client was looking for.