Monthly Archives: April 2018

2018 International Folk Art Competition & Exhibition

Encourage your local lodge members to show off their artistry and celebrate Norwegian culture by participating in the 2018 International Folk Art Competition & Exhibition, part of the International Convention Bloomington, Minn., August 16 -19. Amateur and professional Sons of Norway members can compete or exhibit work in various Norwegian folk art categories including rosemaling, hardanger embroidery, hand knitting, photography and [...]

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Tubfrim Winner Announced

Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, was a lucky day for Einar Johanson, member of 2-001 in Seattle, WA. He was the winner of the Tubfrim drawing to give away a ticket to Norway, worth up to $1,000. His postcard was drawn from among 1,141 cards. With one card for every pound sent to Norway, that means that Sons of Norway sent at [...]

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Nordic Granola

Looking to liven up your breakfast routine with healthy ingredients? In the April issue of Viking magazine, chef and photographer Simon Bajada shares four recipes from his latest cookbook, “Nordic Light.” Another one of his favorites in Nordic granola. “There is so much satisfaction to be had in making home-made granola,” Bajada says. First of all, the kitchen smells incredible for a couple of [...]

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Ten Off-Beat Places to Visit in Norway

While the capital city of Oslo is as vibrant as they come, some prefer to stay off the well-trodden tourist paths. Mountain peaks, rocky fjords and quaint villages will provide you with picture-perfect views and unforgettable experiences. Here is a list of 10 off-beat destinations to visit while you travel across the beautiful countryside of Norway. Reine Visitors are enticed by [...]

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New Fitness Trend Good for Your Health and the Environment

For reasons other than health and wellness, people across the United States and around the world are joining the latest fitness craze, plogging. Created in 2016, the term is a hybrid of the English word jogging and the Swedish term plocka upp, meaning “pick up,” and involves participants gathering litter while out jogging or running. Ploggers bring trash bags with them to [...]

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Nineteen Counties to Become 11 Regions by 2020

The Storting (Norway’s parliament) recently passed the most comprehensive administrative reform since 1662. Back then, the country’s administrative units transitioned from len to amt while under Danish rule. In this new reform, Norway’s 19 fylker (counties) are planned to be replaced by 11 regioner (regions) by January 2020. Four existing counties (Nordland, Rogaland, Oslo and Møre og Romsdal) will continue using the [...]

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Honoring the Viking spirit and peace

Vikings sailed the seas as master sailors and explorers. But you may be surprised to learn that a Viking sword unearthed from a grave in Oslo, estimated to be forged in 900 A.D., can be found on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. How did it get there? In late 1943, then General Dwight Eisenhower became the [...]

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On Air With Arna

The April issue of Viking highlights Norwegian folk singer, artist and radio host Arna Rennan. She hails from Duluth, Minn., but has spent a lot of time in Norway throughout her life. Rennan currently hosts the radio program Nordic Roots Music for KTWH Two Harbors Community Radio. Here, we feature more from her interview. Tell us about spending time in the [...]

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