Your membership in Sons of Norway offers you
Norwegian cultural heritage activities that enrich understanding
and foster friendshipsand are fun (more below);
Insurance options and related financial
benefits to secure the future for you and your family; and
Humanitarian and other outreach opportunities to help others.
For example, members assist the elderly, poor, and disabled; support
grants, study exchanges, and scholarships. For more information, please
see our Foundation page.
Explore and celebrate NORWEGIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE through
the Sons of Norway fraternal benefits. A partial sampling includes:
- A networking system to match members willing to share their
skills and knowledge with members who wish to observe or learn. The
categories in this Resource Database offer a taste of the many
flavors of Norwegian heritage promoted through Sons of Norway and available
as benefits for members:
Humor (Ole and Lena!)
Trade & industry
Fabulous videos, slide collections, and CDs for loan.
Whatever the interest, be it trolls or a history of the WW II resistance
activities in Norway, members will find it here.
including a Norwegian travel atlas that has 80 city maps among its
230 pages. Members receive Norwegian maps at a discount.
Travel to Norway and nearby countries. Specially tailored trips may
be based on a theme (the Lutheran church; WW II sites), a type of place
(major cities; the countryside), events (flower festivals; Christmas),
and contemporary or historic topics.
Receive the monthly Viking Magazine,
in which you'll find, among other things
- Articles on Norwegian royal weddings and on the latest in contemporary
Norwegian pop, rock, rap, and techno music.
- A Scandinavian business directory.
- Where (in Oslo) to find the world's best espresso.
- Norwegian recipes.
- Complete information about Scandinavian festivals.
- The latest on whether the "Kensington [Minn.] Runestone" is
- News from members and lodges.
- Heritage Members (15 years and under) receive access to the Sons of Norway Sports Medal Program, Youth Cultural Skills Program, Idea Banks and Info Banks.
- Norwegian language instruction, including online text and audio,
as well as foreign language and culture camps in Norway.
- Member Discounts: Visit the Travel portion
of this site for more information about these discounts:
Enjoy a 5% Sons of Norway member discount when you book
your qualifying inclusive tour package with Borton Overseas!
Up to 15 percent off your stay at any Best Western hotel
in the U.S. or abroad. For more information, visit www.bestwestern.com
Up to 20 percent off Avis car rental at participating locations.
For more information, visit www.avis.com
- Activities and meetings at over 400 Sons of Norway lodges throughout
the U.S., Canada, and Norway.