Cremation surges in popularity among Norwegians

Norwegians are asking in bigger numbers than ever before to be cremated instead of buried, revealed a recent study. vikinginflames

Norstad, which conducted the research for funeral company Jolstad, found that 10 per cent of Norwegians now request that their ashes are spread following their passing – two per cent higher than when the last such survey was conducted in 2012.

More than half who asked for a cremation also wished that their remains were scattered in the country’s scenic mountains, while the majority of the rest wanted them spread at sea. The study from two years ago discovered similar results but that more people wanted their remains to be scattered at sea than in the countryside.

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