August 1, 2018

Midnight Sun Adventures

Have you ever wondered what causes the midnight sun to occur? Check out the August issue  of Viking magazine to learn about the science behind the phenomenon. Here, we highlight some unforgettable way to make the most of northern Norway’s long summer days.

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July 16, 2018

Norway Tops the List for its Work-Life Culture

In addition to its energetic outdoor lifestyle and unique culture, Norway is known for its exceptional standard of living and for having developed a work-life balance that other countries envy.

 

Work-life balance in Norway is highly valued. Norwegians typically work 8am to 4pm, and usually a 36-38-hour work week which allows them to have generous time with their family. Employers are required by law to offer 25 paid vacation days per year, plus holidays.

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July 15, 2018

Cooking with Katrín

Scandinavian author, photographer and blogger Katrín Björk takes a simple and modern approach to authentic Nordic cooking. From her Icelandic birch cocktail to fabulous seafood recipes, she celebrates the unique flavors of the Nordic region. 

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July 12, 2018

Sharing the Gift of Genealogy

The box of old letters that unlocks a family connection … an anniversary party photo showing multiple generations … documentation like this can provide priceless clues in tracing your family lineage. People tend to view genealogy as a look back in time, rather than a piece of the present. 

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July 10, 2018

August 15 Leadership Conference: A Time to Embrace Dugnad

Join us for the 2018 Leadership Conference to be held August 15 in Bloomington, Minn., and prepare to Motivate—Maximize—Mobilize to benefit your community and your lodge. Conference participants will leave with new resources and tactics to build awareness of their lodge and its activities and will be inspired by volunteer success stories and ideas to take back to their communities.

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July 9, 2018

Our Secret Weapon: The fourth “F”

Sons of Norway membership benefits tout the three “Fs”: Financial, Foundation and Fellowship. But don’t forget the appeal of an important fourth “F” – FOOD! There’s nothing quite like sharing our Nordic favorites – lefse, seafood, julekake and more—to make new friends.

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July 1, 2018

By the Sea

With its vast stretches of coastline and pristine waters, Scandinavia is a nature lover’s dream. Summer is the perfect time to escape to the coast for some relaxation and fun. The July issue of Viking magazine highlights five unique seaside resorts. Here, we highlight three more.

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June 28, 2018

Norway, U.S. Sign Cooperative Anti-Doping Agreement

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and Anti-doping Norway signed an agreement this week to strengthen both countries’anti-doping programs through the exchange of knowledge and experience. 

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June 15, 2018

Attention Convention Attendees: It’s Time to Book It!

DO NOT DELAY – The deadline to make your hotel reservation at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Bloomington Minn., for the Sons of Norway 2018 International Convention is July 19.

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June 15, 2018

Exploring Henningsvær

Known as the "Venice of Lofoten," Henningsvær is a charming fishing village worth a visit. Colorful buildings line the harbor with the steep mountains of Austvågøya as a backdrop. 

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