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Charming Christmas Markets

‘Tis the season for merriment—and Christmas markets! We spread some yuletide cheer in the December issue of Viking by sharing some julemarkeder worth checking out this holiday season in Norway.

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Seeking Accounting Manager

We are looking for an Accounting Department member to drive, track and evaluate day-to-day activities for Sons of Norway. This position will oversee the financial reporting cycle for the foundation and play a key role in the financial reporting cycle for the life insurance company.

By |November 20th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Seeking Accounting Manager

20 Fun Facts About Canada

The second largest country in the world by area, Canada is home to more than 2,000 Sons of Norway members. Its unique combination of natural beauty and unusual history makes it a truly magical place. These illuminating facts about Canada will make you see the country in a whole new way.

By |November 18th, 2019|Categories: Blog|2 Comments

Norway Launches Digital Driving Licenses

In October, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA) launched an app to replace traditional driver’s licenses. The app, Førerkort (or Driving License), allows users to display their ID digitally. Residents of Norway who already have a valid Norwegian license can simply download the app and digitally display their license on their smart phone.

By |November 17th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Norway Launches Digital Driving Licenses

Natural Disaster in Norway Causes a Big Sigh of Relief

For over five years, residents of the Rauma Valley in Norway have nervously awaited the collapse of an unstable section of mountain known as Veslemannen (Little Man). On the evening of September 5, their nightmare turned into a happy dream come true.

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Norway’s First Biosphere Reserve

Encompassing the coastal landscape between Bergen and Sognefjorden, Nordhordland became Norway’s first biosphere reserve earlier this year. Read about it in the November issue of Viking. Here, we highlight more fun facts about Nordhordland.

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The Arctic–A Frozen Region Warms Up

This November, millions of families will visit an Arctic fairytale land when Disney’s “Frozen 2” opens in movie theaters across the United States. With its snow-covered mountains, fjords, trolls and reindeer, the movie will surely remind many Norwegian-Americans of their ancestral homeland.

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Help Us Set the Record for Most Nordic Sweaters Worn in One Room!

Come wearing your favorite Nordic sweater and witness history being made at the 35th annual Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast—a beloved holiday celebration of thankfulness, community and giving. Join our record-setting efforts on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, located at 7800 Normandale Boulevard, Bloomington, Minn. Doors open at 6:30 a.m.; the program begins at 7 a.m. This year’s event [...]

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