December 15, 2018

Celebrating Vigeland


As 2019 approaches, the city of Oslo is preparing for the 150th birthday celebration of Norway’s most famous sculptor: Gustav Vigeland. Read more in Viking magazine's December issue. 

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December 12, 2018

Journey Across Norway on the World’s Most Scenic Train Ride

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.

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December 12, 2018

Make Merry Memories with Norwegian Traditions

From decorating the Christmas tree to leaving milk and cookies out for Santa Claus, Christmas traditions are a great way to embrace your heritage in unique ways and enjoy the holiday season.

Here are a few surprising or unusual Norwegian Christmas traditions you can try with the whole family.

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December 10, 2018

Courage, Confidence and Character Gained through Nordic Sports

Barneloppet (youth ski race) season is coming up fast, and young Sons of Norway members who live in snowy regions are preparing to participate. Should the seeds of competition be planted, their dreams of an Olympic or World Cup podium could become a future reality.

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November 30, 2018

It's Cookie Time!

Christmas is right around the corner. It’s time to make some sweet memories in the kitchen. Here’s a roundup of some of Viking magazine’s favorite holiday cookie recipes.

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November 29, 2018

Nordic Community Embraces its Heritage, Gives Thanks, Gives to Others

The 34th Annual Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast was a wonderful success. In fact, nearly 900 attended the event, and funds raised for the event’s charities, Second Harvest Heartland and the Minnesota Military Family Foundation, currently total more than $ 22,000. 

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November 16, 2018

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. 

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November 15, 2018

Meet Bård Ludvig Thorheim

In the November issue of Viking magazine, we highlight Norwegian Political Adviser Bård Ludvig Thorheim. See more from the interview here. 

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November 13, 2018

Take a Yuletide Trip Through Time

If you are traveling to Norway for the upcoming holidays and have time to squeeze in one more activity, it’s a perfect time to visit the Norsk Folkemuseum, located in the heart of Oslo. Prepare to embrace the holiday spirit and be dazzled by “A Christmas Tale,” an exhibition about past and present yuletide traditions. 

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November 8, 2018

Outstanding Line-up for the 2018 Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast

Last year’s event sold out, so purchase your tickets to the 34th annual Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast before it’s too late! Ticket sales end Wednesday, November 14.

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