Sons of Norway is excited to share our new game, Cultural Solitaire. This is the perfect tidsfordriv (pastime) as well as a tool for learning about famous Norwegians and North Americans with Norwegian heritage.
I have served as Norway’s Ambassador to the United States for the past seven years. It has been a privilege and an honor to work every day on further developing the already excellent relationship between our two countries. In a few weeks I will leave Washington, D.C., and move on to new challenges.
Have you read the July 2020 issue of Viking magazine? In addition to tips on tracing your genealogy and providing information on Norway’s folk high schools, we dive into the wonderful world of preserving and canning.
On March 18, Norwegian Thomas Wærner was crowned champion of the iconic Iditarod dogsled race. Wærner’s victory made him the third Norwegian to win the race, following in the footsteps of Joar Ulsom in 2018 and Robert Sørlie in both 2003 and 2005.
In many ways, Norway can be seen as something of a well-rounded overachiever – the nation routinely ranks at or near the top of a wide range of categories, from public safety and green energy to raising children and general life satisfaction. Here’s one more addition to that ever-growing list: birdwatching.
While participating in the Cultural Skills Program, some members have discovered that their town’s libraries only have a few Norwegian authors, or very few titles published in recent decades. Bolster your lodge’s cultural knowledge by founding a lodge library, starting a book exchange, or both!
They are all Americans with Norwegian ancestry! You may not have realized that there were so many Norwegian-Americans who have become household names. Read on and find out how each person is connected to Gamle Norge.
There is growing consensus among archaeologists that there was a Viking era in Norway, including exploration through maritime travel, a full 2,000 years before the established Viking Age.
At this time of great uncertainty and global disruption, a coordinated international response through a functioning multilateral system is needed more than ever—a system where countries work together as members of international organizations. We are all affected by the coronavirus, and no country can overcome this crisis alone.