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.
This position is responsible for all risk selection activities, including the underwriting and approval of applications, working with Reinsurance companies, the Medical Director and various vendors used in the underwriting process.
In Norway, there are around 200 dog breeds of all sizes and temperaments. Each year, the Norwegian Kennel Club releases a list of the country’s most popular dog breeds. A look at this list reveals a bit about what Norwegians look for in a pet.
Vegard Høystad-Lunna was roaming the fields of Innlandet County in Norway with his metal detector when suddenly he heard a loud series of beeping sounds. His device was hovering over an iron object buried about three inches below the surface of the ground.
Admired worldwide for its simplicity and understated elegance, Nordic design is a balance of functionality and aesthetics. With a respect for nature, love of light and desire to juxtapose classic styles with contemporary accents, Scandinavians design their homes for logical living.
Attention book lovers! Scandinavia is home to some of the world’s most impressive libraries. Not only do they house thousands of books, they are designed to impress. Here are three to put on your bucket list.
With Norwegian society gradually re-opening since May, many offices are open for business again. To ensure that public transportation in Oslo can allow for proper distancing, authorities have asked residents to work from home, and to only use buses, trains and trams for essential travel.
In an era when sustainability and eco-consciousness play a growing role in people’s purchasing decisions, the fashion industry is facing new scrutiny—and pressure to change its notoriously wasteful ways. With its emphasis on timeless style, natural fibers and made-to-last construction, Norway’s fashion scene is ahead of the curve.
From historic polar pioneers to modern-day adventure seekers, Norway is home to some of the world’s bravest explorers. Do you think you know them well? Read the September issue of Viking magazine to test your knowledge about some of these brave men and women. When you’ve finished, check out these bonus questions below.
After causing a sensation with her triumphant Met debut as Lisa in The Queen of Spades last season, soprano Lise Davidsen offers a program of the soaring arias and songs that have rocketed her to stardom around the world: selections from Wagner’s Tannhäuser...
In the 1930’s, a farmer in southern Norway wanted to cultivate new land, so he set about draining a wetland near his farm. During the process, he discovered several strange items on the wetland: fish hooks and harpoons carved from bone, as well as killer whale bones and bluefin tuna bones.
Have you read the August issue of Viking magazine? Check out page 7 for an amazing place to spend a relaxing getaway. Fuglemyrhytta is a self-service cabin located in Oslo’s Nordmarka forest. It’s a perfect spot for unwinding, enjoying a meal or staying overnight.
A massive landslide caused a huge swath of land and several houses to be swept into the sea near the town of Alta in northern Norway the afternoon of June 3. The landslide was 2,133 feet (650 meters) wide and 492 feet (150 meters) deep.
Sons of Norway is excited to share our new game, Cultural Solitaire. This is the perfect tidsfordriv (pastime) as well as a tool for learning about famous Norwegians and North Americans with Norwegian heritage.
I have served as Norway’s Ambassador to the United States for the past seven years. It has been a privilege and an honor to work every day on further developing the already excellent relationship between our two countries. In a few weeks I will leave Washington, D.C., and move on to new challenges.
Have you read the July 2020 issue of Viking magazine? In addition to tips on tracing your genealogy and providing information on Norway’s folk high schools, we dive into the wonderful world of preserving and canning.
On March 18, Norwegian Thomas Wærner was crowned champion of the iconic Iditarod dogsled race. Wærner’s victory made him the third Norwegian to win the race, following in the footsteps of Joar Ulsom in 2018 and Robert Sørlie in both 2003 and 2005.
In many ways, Norway can be seen as something of a well-rounded overachiever – the nation routinely ranks at or near the top of a wide range of categories, from public safety and green energy to raising children and general life satisfaction. Here’s one more addition to that ever-growing list: birdwatching.
They are all Americans with Norwegian ancestry! You may not have realized that there were so many Norwegian-Americans who have become household names. Read on and find out how each person is connected to Gamle Norge.