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An interview with Linda Pederson

Fraternal Director Linda Pederson recently left Sons of Norway to move back to her hometown, Ålesund. Here’s a look back at her time with Sons of Norway, and what she’s up to now. How many years did you work with Sons of Norway and in which roles?

By |October 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog|1 Comment

Newly Released Translations of Norwegian Books

Gone are the days when you’d have to buy a plane ticket or take language lessons to read recent books by Norwegian authors. Titles from many genres are being translated into English and brought to the North American market. Here are a few 2019 releases that are now available in the US and Canada...

By |August 12th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on Newly Released Translations of Norwegian Books

Step Up Your Cultural Skills Game

Want to feel more connected to your heritage while having fun? Members who participate in the Sons of Norway Cultural Skills Program tell us that they feel engaged and energized. Here are a few ideas to get you going.

By |July 15th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Step Up Your Cultural Skills Game

“The Farm” Puts Celebrities to Work

Imagine a competition where you have to milk a cow, wrestle, or build and start a bonfire for a chance to win big. Norwegian reality TV series Farmen Kjendis (Celebrity Farmer) is the celebrity spin-off of another Norwegian reality TV series, Farmen (The Farm).

By |June 10th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on “The Farm” Puts Celebrities to Work

Chinese Athletes take on Ski Jumping, Train in Norway

As the host country of the 2022 Olympics, China wants to harness the “host country advantage” and repeat their medals sweep from the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics. The only problem is that there is not a big winter sports tradition in China … yet.

By |March 9th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Chinese Athletes take on Ski Jumping, Train in Norway

Unique WW II Airplane Unearthed in Norway after 76 Years

Image Credit: TONY HOSKINS A rare World War II fighter plane, piloted by a Scotsman who was a key figure in “The Great Escape," has been recovered largely intact from a Norwegian mountainside. In 1942, RAF Flight Lieutenant Alastair “Sandy” Gunn, 22, was on a clandestine mission to take photos of a German battleship in Trondheim Fjord when his [...]

By |February 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog|2 Comments

Great Norwegian Adventure to Cast its 10th Season

The world’s nicest reality show, Alt for Norge—known in English as The Great Norway Adventure—is about to cast its 10th season.  In this heritage-based reality show, a dozen Norwegian-Americans fly to their ancestral homeland to compete in a variety of culture-related challenges. The challenges range from culinary feats such as eating sea urchin, to the adventurous challenge of spending a proper [...]

By |November 16th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Not For Home Page|Comments Off on Great Norwegian Adventure to Cast its 10th Season

Celebrate the Cinnamon Roll this Fall

October 4 is Kanelbolledagen, or Cinnamon Roll Day. These beloved pastries are known by many names, such as kanelbolle (cinnamon bun), kanelsnurr (pinwheel), kanelknute (knot) or skillingsbolle (shilling bun). The latter is how they are known in Bergen, named for their original price. Skillingsboller are traditionally a snail shape, with high butter content and granulated sugar on top, rather than glaze [...]

By |October 12th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Celebrate the Cinnamon Roll this Fall
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