With recent articles in The New York Times, TIME, Forbes and more, the Nordic lifestyle trend “hygge” (pronounced HIG-geh) is gaining popularity and inspiring audiences outside Scandinavia to embrace a cozy lifestyle. A hallmark of modern Danish culture, the word hygge originates from the Norwegian word for “well-being” and first appeared in Danish writing in the early 1800s.
In the January 2017 issue of Viking, we talked with renowned author, television host and travel expert Rick Steves about his passion for Scandinavia. His wanderlust began with a family trip to visit Norwegian relatives as a teenager.
Sons of Norway is pleased to invite members and friends from across the Nordic community to gather and celebrate Nordic Heritage Night at the Minnesota Timberwolves! Watch as Andrew Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns and the Timberwolves take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, March 8, at 7 p.m. at the Target Center in Minneapolis. Not only will attendees partake in a [...]
1936 – 2017 Sons of Norway has lost a treasured, longtime member: Ray Knutson, Valhall 168, District 5, passed away earlier this week. A member of Sons of Norway for 34 years, Ray is remembered for serving as a mentor to many within the organization and in multiple capacities, including as District 5 President and Treasurer, as well as International Treasurer. [...]
Like yesterday, today is a very special day as well, though for a different, yet similar reason. Today marks the 25th anniversary of the reign of His Majesty The King of Norway, King Harald V! It was on this day in 1991 that King Harald V succeeded to the throne upon the death of his father Olav V. Like his father and [...]
January 16 marks Founders’ Day – the day in 1895 when 18 Norwegian immigrants came together to establish a mutual assistance organization that has grown into the largest Norwegian cultural organization in the world. Driven to find a solution to financial hardships that many Norwegian-American families faced due to the onset of the economic depression, the founders naturally looked to Norway [...]
A unique t.v. series has taken Norway by social media storm. SKAM (Shame) has not only captivated the Norwegian teen market that it was intended for, but has rapidly caught on with adults in Norway and viewers all over Scandinavia and in the U.K. The drama portrays the lives of teens and is set in Hartvig Nissens high school in suburban [...]
Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? Every year, many of us pledge to better ourselves – exercise more, save more, etc. There are also many ways you can resolve to help the organization you love. Here are a few simple New Year’s resolutions for Sons of Norway. Share Sons of Norway with a friend or relative This is the [...]
Did you know that Norway is a worldwide supplier of a natural material central to crafts and interior décor projects around the world? The botanical name of the plant is Cladonia Stellaris, but it is popularly known as Norwegian reindeer moss (technically, a lichen). One company reports selling 32,000 square meters of the moss in 2016, with 85% being exported from [...]