Monthly Archives: August 2017

The Ultimate Grilled Cheese

The September issue of Viking magazine is devoted to the Scandinavian lifestyle concept of hygge, which is all about creating intimacy, cozy togetherness and enjoying life’s simple pleasures. One great way to achieve hygge is by indulging in comfort food. Try this recipe from Signe Johansen’s book “How to Hygge.” The Ultimate Grilled Cheese   Photo by Keiko Oikawa Serves 2 5 [...]

By |August 29th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on The Ultimate Grilled Cheese

Four Things You Didn’t Know About “The Scream”

“The Scream”is one of the art world’s most iconic compositions. Known around the world for the captivating image of what appears to be a tortured individual set against a background of blues and oranges, the work has been called the “Mona Lisa” of Modern Art and was created by famed Norwegian artist Edvard Munch. Want to learn more about one of [...]

By |August 20th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Four Things You Didn’t Know About “The Scream”

More With Maren Selvaag

Norwegian jazz pianist and Lillehammer native Maren Selvaag started playing the piano at age 7 and honed her musical skills in college, receiving a master’s degree in jazz piano performance from the Norwegian Academy of Music. Last year, Selvaag released her debut album, “Close to Shore.” Check out Viking magazine’s interview with the talented musician in the August issue and read [...]

By |August 15th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on More With Maren Selvaag

Norsk Hostfest Celebrates Its Landmark 40th Year

It’s time to join in the excitement of North America’s largest Scandinavian festival, and the 40th Anniversary event promises to be the best year ever! Visit the official Høstfest website to purchase tickets and gain access to all Høstfest has to offer: great stage entertainment, a wide variety of dining experiences, cultural attractions, live Viking combat and more! Whether your palate [...]

By |August 11th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Norsk Hostfest Celebrates Its Landmark 40th Year

All Eyes on Preikestolen

Norway’s iconic cliff formation Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) has been grabbing headlines this summer. Overlooking the Lysefjord, the spectacular location offers awe-inspiring views and is one of Norway’s most visited attractions. So much so, that CNN placed the site atop their list of 50 natural wonders (the Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord also make the list), and last month newspaper Stavanger Aftenblad reported on [...]

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Setting Sail with Thor Heyerdahl

On August 7, 1947, Thor Heyerdahl completed his arduous journey--a nearly 4,300 nautical mile trip across the Pacific Ocean. The balsa wood raft, the Kon-Tiki, propelled Heyerdahl into the upper echelon of famous Norwegian explorers and rewrote how we understood human migration and early exploration. Heyerdahl catalogued his experiences in the popular memoir “The Kon-Tiki Expedition: By Raft Across the South [...]

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Tour de France Stage Win for Boasson Hagen

Some clever off-bike research paid off at this year’s Tour de France for Norwegian pro cyclist Edvald Boasson Hagen. In the longest stage of the race –222 km / 138 miles–the 30-year-old broke his 6-year drought to finish first in the 19th stage, which ended in Salon-de-Provence in July. Boasson Hagen, known as “The Boss,” had taken second place in two [...]

By |August 8th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Tour de France Stage Win for Boasson Hagen

The Explorer: The Job of a Lifetime

Photo Credits: @alfaeventyreren via instagram.com Imagine being employed full-time to hike the beautiful fjords and mountains of Norway. Unbelievable, right? For many of us this kind of opportunity is an unlikely fantasy or dream-job, but for 24-year-old Andreas Orset it was reality for an entire year. Andreas was hired in June of 2016 as the “Explorer” by the Norwegian shoe manufacturer, Alfa [...]

By |August 7th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on The Explorer: The Job of a Lifetime

Adventures With a View

Some clever off-bike research paid off at this year’s Tour de France for Norwegian pro cyclist Edvald Boasson Hagen. In the longest stage of the race –222 km / 138 miles–the 30-year-old broke his 6-year drought to finish first in the 19th stage, which ended in Salon-de-Provence in July. Boasson Hagen, known as “The Boss,” had taken second place in two [...]

By |August 5th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Adventures With a View
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