I've had an iGoogle page set up for a long time. I like iGoogle a lot, it's very easy to customize a portal page, and there are zillions of gadgets you can add. I have gadgets for my email, a to-do list, CNN and google news, and others.
I haven't looked at the gadget list in a long time, so I checked it for Norwegian gadgets and sure enough, there's dozens. My new favorite is an Encylopedia Brittanica gadget that shows a random article summary of something related to Norway. One can enjoy the random piece of culture by itself, or click on it to get the whole article. Nice!