Sons of Norway Blog

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.

Viking longship excavation yields unexpected findings

Norway’s first Viking longship excavation in over a century is nearing its final stages, with work expected to conclude in early 2021 following an extension of the project. It has been a source of fascination among academics and casual enthusiasts alike, with findings that may shed new light on early Viking society.

February 16th, 2021|Blog|

Uplifting streaming from Norway

Much of the content that makes its way to North America may give you the feeling that Norwegian TV and movies are either gruesome (think Norsemen, Borderliner) or dead serious (Occupied, Beforeigners) or both (The 12th Man, 22nd July).

February 16th, 2021|Blog|

Order Lodge Supplies Online

Sons of Norway recently implemented a new, streamlined process for ordering supplies. This change applies to most supply orders, including Sports Medals and Cultural Skills pins, as well as general lodge supplies like table flags, placemats and napkins.

February 10th, 2021|Resource Blog|

Email Scams Announcement

We’ve recently had a number of complaints of what seemed to be spam emails from various district or lodge leaders. These emails would typically seem as if they were coming from a lodge leader and would ask for money, a gift card, etc.

February 9th, 2021|Resource Blog|

Golden Membership Procedures for 2021

Sons of Norway Headquarters will be sending out one more Golden Membership mailing to Lodge Presidents for people who became Golden in the last quarter of 2020. This will be the last automatic mailing of Golden Certificates and Pins to lodges. 

February 8th, 2021|Resource Blog|

A joik renaissance

This month, on February 6, we celebrate National Sámi Day. For the indigenous people of the Sápmi region, which spans the northernmost parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia, storytelling through song has been part of their culture for centuries.

February 1st, 2021|Blog|

Coming Home to the Fjords

The January 2021 edition of Viking featured member David Ellingson’s kayak adventures through the fjords of Norway. The self-described “water spirit” tackled epic mileage while receiving help from “fjord angels,” communing with the spirits of his ancestors, and learning some life lessons along the way.

January 28th, 2021|Blog|

Norway’s rising star winter athletes

With its snowy climate and ample trail access, Norway is an ideal place for athletes to train and excel at winter sports. The country is home to some of the world’s greatest winter athletes.

January 22nd, 2021|Blog|

In Norway, it’s Taco Friday

In the United States, many people take part in a fun custom known as “Taco Tuesday.” It’s a day where people come together to enjoy all kinds of tacos, as well as the discounts many restaurants offer on Tuesdays.

January 13th, 2021|Blog|

Favorite Viking magazine articles from 2020

As 2020 comes to a close, so does another year of Viking magazine. What a year it has been! Our 12 issues from 2020 include 37 feature stories that span topics such as Scandinavian food, travel, history, modern culture, genealogy and more. Here’s a look back at some of this year’s must-read articles.

December 28th, 2020|Blog|
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