You may not know it, but Norway has the distinction of having a one-of-a-kind police unit--the Reinpolitiet (Reindeer Police). Those unfamiliar with the duties of this group of officers may find the idea of reindeer policing a bit peculiar, however the mission of this unit is an important one. Founded in 1949, Norway's Reindeer Police are tasked with oversight and environmental [...]
hrough a partnership with Norwegians Worldwide, Sons of Norway members receive a special membership discount at Norgesskolen, and a one-year free membership in Norwegians Worldwide. Norgesskolen is a travel opportunity for youngsters to deepen their understanding of Norwegian language, culture and society. Students aged 9 to 18 from all over the world meet in beautiful Telemark, the cultural and historical heart of [...]
What began as a far-fetched lunchroom idea in NRK’s Bergen office quickly became a cultural phenomenon. Continuous, live, long broadcasts are known as Slow TV. The first broadcast was a seven-hour train ride from Bergen to Oslo in 2009. From following a herd of reindeer (which will debut this spring), to watching people knit for hours, Slow TV fosters conversation and [...]
February 21 marks the 80th birthday of His Majesty King Harald V of Norway. In honor of this special occasion, here are five facts you might not know about the monarch.
The Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) is celebrating 2017 as the Year of Indigenous Art and Thought. Established in 2001 by Norway’s Ministries of Culture and Foreign affairs, the independent nonprofit foundation aims to feature Norwegian artists from around the globe and promote worldwide collaboration among artists.
Love is in the air, and Valentine’s Day is our annual opportunity to express that sentiment. We provide for our loved ones from day one by giving food, shelter and affection—basic human instinct in the early years with our own children. As time goes on we seek to clothe, educate and further provide the pursuit of happiness. The number of people [...]