It was an evening filled with celebration, toasts, rosemaling and lots of Norwegian food: On January 16, about 150 Sons of Norway members and prominent figures from the community gathered to commemorate our 125th anniversary.
On January 16, 1895, the original 18 members of Sons of Norway gathered for their first official meeting. Today we celebrate the 125 years that have passed since that meeting, as well as the fact that we have grown to become the largest Norwegian organization outside of Norway.
The second largest country in the world by area, Canada is home to more than 2,000 Sons of Norway members. Its unique combination of natural beauty and unusual history makes it a truly magical place. These illuminating facts about Canada will make you see the country in a whole new way.
We have two exciting announcements to share: Our new online store is up and running, and our new digital party box is available for download! Online store In honor of our upcoming 125th anniversary on January 16, 2020, we have launched an online store featuring a variety of Sons of Norway branded items including shirts, backpacks, socks and a collectible 125th [...]
Traveling solo can seem daunting at first, but those who do so often find they enjoy or even prefer its many rewarding benefits. Not only do you eliminate the cost of a second traveler, but you also get to choose your preferred destinations and set your own schedule.
Throughout Norway’s history, the royal family has played a significant role in shaping the country. Think you know everything about the Norwegian royalty? Here are 15 facts about the monarchy that might surprise you.
A woman named Mantelgeisten appears out of the darkness in a long robe. Prison chains rattle. Screams of horror and torture linger from the dungeons. Known to be the most haunted castle in Norway, Akershus Fortress attracts more than three million visitors every year...
As we ring in the New Year, let’s take a look at some of our favorite Viking magazine articles from 2018. Inside Ålesund In the November issue we share the charming Art Noveau-inspired town of Ålesund. Spread across several islands, Ålesund provides an easy access to fjords, mountains and the coast. Members can access the full article here. [...]
Known for being northern Europe’s longest stretch of railway, the Bergen Railway in Norway is a seven-hour trip crossing one of Europe’s mightiest mountain ranges. Voted one of the world’s best train rides by Lonely Planet, you’ll get to travel alongside snow-covered mountains and waterfalls as you make your way to Oslo. Built between 1875 and 1909, the Bergen Railway runs [...]