April 15, 2018

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.” Here, check out one of his favorites, Nordic granola.

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small cabin on the water in Undredal Norway
April 6, 2018

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.

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April 5, 2018

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 same names and borders as they had in 2017. The rest of the country will have two- and three-county groupings rolled out as regioner with new names.

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April 5, 2018

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. 

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April 2, 2018

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?

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April 1, 2018

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.

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March 19, 2018

2018 Spirit of the Birkie Award presented to Sons of Norway District 5

District 5 is the proud recipient of the 2018 Shellie Milford Spirit of the Birkie Award, given to a volunteer, race chief, vendor, community member or skier whose selfless, thoughtful or heroic act contributes to a successful race and a positive experience for participants in the Birkie.

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March 16, 2018

4 Stays in Tromsø

 

The March issue of Viking magazine highlights the beautiful, Arctic town Tromsø. As you plan your trip, here are some ideas for where to stay in and around the area.

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March 1, 2018

Action Man

Meet Hollywood stuntman and Sons of Norway member Alex Terzieff. Check out his interview in the March issue of Viking magazine and see more here.

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February 21, 2018

Think Summer, Think Norgesskolen!

Norgesskolen is a two and a half week summer school that takes place in Telemark, the cultural and historical heart of Norway. The school provides an opportunity for children and youth aged 9 to 18 to deepen their understanding of Norwegian language, culture, and society. The students also participate in a wide range of sports and outdoor activities and make life-long friendships. An excursion to the coast of Norway is also part of the 2018 program, to be held July 14-31. 

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