Monthly Archives: July 2017

Scandinavia Takes Hollywood

Scandinavia Takes Hollywood posted on Tue, Jul 25 2017 1:42 pm by Anya Britzius 1 Comment The July issue of Viking magazine includes a feature story that showcases Scandinavia as a dream location for filmmakers around the world. Thanks to the area’s natural beauty, film incentives and help from location production companies, the Nordic region is rapidly turning into the new [...]

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The Bachelorette, with Norwegian Flair With Maren Selvaag

Oslo was recently the backdrop for an episode of ABC’s “The Bachelorette.” The hit TV show has also been a popular series in Norway. This year marks the fifteenth anniversary of premiere of The Bachelorette, in which a group of men vie for the interest of a single, eligible woman. Sometimes the show is shot on location in romantic international settings, [...]

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16 year-old Norwegian is youngest person to run a sub-4 minute mile

Sixteen-year-old Jakob Ingebrigtsen may not yet be a household name, but he’s being called “the next Sonja Henie” for his prodigious athletic skills at a young age. At the International Mile race/Prefontaine Classic event held recently in Eugene, Oregon, Jakob set a new world record as the youngest person to run a mile in under four minutes. The previous record - [...]

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The Great Expeditions of Roald Amundsen

Born on July 16, 1872, Roald Amundsen would become one of the larger than life figures from the Golden Age of Arctic Exploration, a time when the exploits of brave adventurers made headlines vying to be the first to reach the North and South Poles. These explorers captivated the globe. Because of his numerous accomplishments and the mystery surrounding his death, Amundsen has [...]

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Norway Tackles Climate Change Issue Head-On

Did you know that buildings account for 40 percent of energy consumption and 40 percent of CO2 emissions worldwide? This revealing statistic helps shed light on what continues to fuel climate change—an undoubted environmental challenge around the world. To address this global problem and spearhead the fight against climate change, Norway plans to be the first country in the world to [...]

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Summer Sippers

If you’re looking for some great drink recipes for summer entertaining, check out the July issue of Viking magazine. The five recipes featured are made with homemade syrups infused with fresh fruit and herbs, also known as saft in Scandinavia. Viking worked with Oslo-born Paul Lowe — a cooking, crafting and decorating extraordinaire currently living in New York. He’s the creator [...]

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