October 15, 2018

How Much Do You Know About Norway Today?

It’s time to find out! In the October issue of Viking magazine, we test your knowledge about topics from pop culture, innovative companies and the royal family. Check out more questions here.  

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October 12, 2018

Wooden Skyscraper Rises in Norway

If all goes according to plan, Mjøstårnet will become the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper in March 2019. The 18-story high-rise is being built in Brumunddal, about 90 minutes north of Oslo. At 81 meters tall, the building will include apartments, a hotel, a restaurant, offices and common areas.

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October 12, 2018

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. 

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October 10, 2018

Munch Painting Hides in Plain Sight

An unfinished painting of violinist Eva Mudocci has discreetly hung on the wall of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. for nearly 20 years—until now! Recent discoveries have led experts to believe the painting may be the work of iconic Norwegian artist Edvard Munch.

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October 1, 2018

An Eye for Detail

Minneapolis native Nancy Bundt combines her passion for photography and Norway. 

 

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September 21, 2018

Grand Designs

Norway is a hot spot for architectural innovations. And its libraries are no exception! Check out these impressive libraries in Norway.

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September 17, 2018

Making a Big Splash

Dødsing, or “death diving” in English, is a Norwegian extreme sport where competitors hurl themselves off a 10-meter-high diving platform and land in what looks like a giant belly flop.

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September 17, 2018

Meet a Clever Canine with a Penchant for Puffins

What has 24 toes, ears that can fold closed, forward or backward at will, and was saved from near extinction after World War II?

The Norwegian Lundehund, of course!

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September 13, 2018

Motor to Minot for Norsk Høstfest

The largest Scandinavian festival in North America is preparing to welcome you!

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September 1, 2018

Test Your Royal Knowledge

Check out the September issue  of Viking magazine to learn about King Haakon VII's wild escape from Oslo and refusal to surrender to Nazi forces. Read on for more about the King and his family members. 

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