Norway's new Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store unveiled his cabinet today, which includes a majority of women and two survivors from the 2011 massacre that claimed 69 lives.

The Labour-led coalition government took office a day after a man with a bow and arrow killed five people in the southeastern town of Kongsberg and injured two others, rekindling memories of the 2011 carnage.

Ten of the 19 ministerial positions are held by women, including the foreign affairs portfolio, which went to the Labour Party's Anniken Huitfeldt.

Norway's new Minister of Education Tonje Brenna

Norway had women-majority cabinets twice before, albeit briefly, under Jens Stoltenberg, Mr Store's predecessor, between 2005 and 2013 who is currently the head of NATO.

The new government includes two people who were on the island of Utoya when right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik opened fire on a Labour youth rally, killing 69 people, on 22 July 2011.

Norway's new Minister of Trade and Industry Jan Christian Vestre

A total of 77 people died, with another eight killed in an attack by Breivik on the same day on the government headquarters in Oslo.

The survivors taking office are Tonje Brenna, 33, who has been appointed Education Minister and Jan Christian Vestre, 35, who is the new Trade and Industry Minister.

"Now that these talented young politicians are carrying this past with them, I feel that we have taken another important step and I am very proud of that," Mr Store said.

The new government, which controls a minority in parliament following the September elections, is made up of the Labour Party and the Centre Party, which traditionally protects rural interest.