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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February 15, 2018

Thriller Queen

In Viking magazine’s February issue, meet Emma Ångström — one of Scandinavia’s up-and-coming crime novelists.

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February 13, 2018

Historians Develop Program to Decipher Old Handwriting

A project funded by the European Union is making it possible to convert centuries-old handwriting into typed text. Transkribus is a software program that can scan, transcribe and search historical documents that are in English or Norwegian. 

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February 12, 2018

Largest Underwater Restaurant to Open in Norway

An extreme dining destination will soon be submerged under the sea near a village on the southernmost coast of Norway. While other underwater restaurants exist in exotic locations like the Maldives and Dubai, Under will be Europe’s first underwater restaurant and the largest in the world.

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February 12, 2018

Release your inner explorer and discover Norway's Arctic!

Svalbard, Norway, a remote Arctic archipelago found along the 80th parallel, is halfway between Norway and the North Pole. It is home to the Seed Vault, and is an important research center for scientists from all over the world. Svalbard is an excellent destination for visitors who want to experience arctic life.

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February 9, 2018

A Day to Celebrate the Sámi

Every year February 6 marks Sámi (SAH-mee) National Day, a day when thousands of individuals join in celebrating the vivid culture and history of Scandinavia’s indigenous people. The day wasn’t officially recognized as an ethnic national holiday until 1992, but its significance stems back to the first Sámi Congress held in Trondheim, Norway over 100 years ago.

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February 6, 2018

Family Game Night

Embrace the simple pleasures of Hygge this winter. Silliness and fun ahead: Get ready for laughter as you play one of these Nordic-inspired games. We’ve shared three of our staff favorites; available in select stores or online.   

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February 1, 2018

Sámi Icon: Mari Boine

This month, we celebrate National Sámi Day on Feb. 6. In Viking magazine's February issue, we highlight Sámi singer Mari Boine. Here’s more from the interview.

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January 30, 2018

We're Hiring!

Sons of Norway is seeking a dynamic, seasoned insurance pro for the position of National Sales Manager. This position is responsible driving New Life and Annuity sales, training Financial Benefits Counselors (FBCs), and recruiting new independent agents to become FBCs. This position will also serve as a source for advanced underwriting and estate planning needs.

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founders of sons of norway
January 15, 2018

It’s Founders’ Day for Sønner af Norge

January 16 is a day of celebration for Sons of Norway members. It’s the day we commemorate the 18 Norwegian immigrants who established our organization to assist members and their families when they experienced financial hardships. Today Sons of Norway is the largest Norwegian cultural organization outside of Norway. Here are 10 more facts about our founders and Sons of Norway. 

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