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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.

Jakob Oftebro

You may recognize actor Jakob Oftebro from hit Norwegian films such as “Max Manus: Man of War” and “Kon-Tiki.” He graduated from The Norwegian Academy of Performing Arts 2007 and continued his studies at The Danish National School of Performing Arts.

June 1st, 2015|Categories: Blog|

Inspiring Teenager: Sema Dibooglu

When Sema Dibooglu was diagnosed with celiac disease, a condition known as gluten intolerance, she had to change her lifestyle. In 2013, she started a blog called “Eat Without Gluten.” On the blog, she posts recipes, tips and positive advice on living gluten-free.

May 13th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Handball Star Stine Bredal Oftedal

Are you a handball fan? The sport is a national pastime for Norwegians. In the May 2015 issue of Viking magazine, we had the pleasure of featuring handball player Stine Bredal Oftedal. She started playing with the Norwegian National Team in 2010.

April 30th, 2015|Categories: Blog|

Mr. Heiberg Goes to Washington

You may remember from a few weeks ago that Sons of Norway asked you to participate in a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of Fraternal organizations, like ours, in the eyes of U.S. legislators.

April 27th, 2015|Categories: Blog|

“Alt for Norge” Winner Beth Butala

Last fall, Beth Butala won season 5 of “Alt for Norge,” the competition-based reality show where Norwegian-Americans travel to Norway and learn about their Norwegian heritage. Each contestant competes in challenges for the chance to win $50,000 and...

April 20th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

More With Eskil Rønningsbakken

Eskil Rønningsbakken lives life on the edge—literally. The balance artist from Norway performs extreme balancing stunts atop dizzying heights around the world. His first major performance took place at Preikestolen in Norway in 2001...

April 15th, 2015|Categories: Blog|

Legendary Norwegians

In the February, March and April 2015 editions of Viking magazine, we ran a 3-part series on Legendary Norwegians. The men and women chosen lived during the last two centuries and played important roles in shaping Norway into the country it is today.

April 9th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Football Fever!

With the arrival of spring comes the return of one of Norway’s most popular sports—football. Check out the April 2015 issue of Viking magazine to learn more about Norway’s league system, players to watch and milestones in the sport's history.

April 1st, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Even More With Sig Hansen

If you’ve watched episodes of The Discover Channel’s “Deadliest Catch,” you’re probably familiar with Norwegian fishing captain Sig Hansen. We had the pleasure of interviewing him for the February issue of Viking. Hansen helms his family’s boat, Northwestern, and is one of the Alaskan crab industry’s top producers.

March 4th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

“Alt for Norge”

Thanks to the award-winning reality television show “Alt for Norge” it’s never been so exciting for Americans to connect with their Norwegian heritage. The show puts Norwegian-American contestants through a set of fun challenges in hopes of winning the chance to meet their relatives and $50,000.

February 15th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

The Minnesota Trilogy

Do you love Scandinavian crime fiction? Be sure to check out books by celebrated Norwegian mystery writer Vidar Sundstøl. In the February 2015 issue of Viking, we feature a Q&A with Sundstøl on page 46.

February 10th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Modern Manager

In the November 2014 issue of Viking, we highlight savvy Norwegian businesswoman Anita Krohn Traaseth. In September, she started a new role as director for Innovation Norway. The busy business leader, author, blogger, wife and mother of three believes in...

November 20th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |
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