The mission of Sons of Norway is to promote and to preserve the heritage and culture of Norway, to celebrate our relationship with other Nordic countries, and provide quality insurance and financial products to our members.
The Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) is celebrating 2017 as the Year of Indigenous Art and Thought. Established in 2001 by Norway’s Ministries of Culture and Foreign affairs, the independent nonprofit foundation aims to feature Norwegian artists from around the globe and promote worldwide collaboration among artists.
With recent articles in The New York Times, TIME, Forbes and more, the Nordic lifestyle trend “hygge” (pronounced HIG-geh) is gaining popularity and inspiring audiences outside Scandinavia to embrace a cozy lifestyle. A hallmark of modern Danish culture, the word hygge originates from the Norwegian word for “well-being” and first appeared in Danish writing in the early 1800s.
In the January 2017 issue of Viking, we talked with renowned author, television host and travel expert Rick Steves about his passion for Scandinavia. His wanderlust began with a family trip to visit Norwegian relatives as a teenager.
Norway is a beautiful country with a long and interesting history. But in addition to its interesting history and reputation for being friendly, active, and spectacularly beautiful, Norway has some distinctively odd characteristics and traditions. Here are five intriguing, strange facts about Norway.