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Norway Innovates to Reduce Food Waste

While walking down the grocery aisle of your favorite store you’ve likely studied labels and dates, noting the shelf life of the items you put in your cart. But, what if all the items in your store were past their labeled prime? Oslo’s unique Best Før supermarket looks much like other Norwegian grocers, except all of the items lining its shelves [...]

By |September 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Norway Innovates to Reduce Food Waste

Cable Car Scales Mountain, Takes Tourists to New Heights

There aren’t too many tasks one can complete in just five minutes, but that’s how fast  Norway’s newest cable car attraction will take you 3,300 feet above sea level to the top of a mountain. Billed as one of the steepest cable cars in the world, the Loen Skylift in Loen, Norway transports 35-40 guests per cable car from the Fjord [...]

By |September 12th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Cable Car Scales Mountain, Takes Tourists to New Heights

400 Viking Artifacts Stolen in Norway’s Largest Museum Heist

Photo Credits: Tyveriet på Universitetsmuseet/Burglary at The University Museum of Bergen Facebook Group On Monday, August 14, University of Bergen staff discovered there had been a burglary over the weekend. A massive collection of invaluable Viking artifacts had been stolen in a raid being called Norway’s largest museum heist. The Viking Age and Iron Age artifacts, which were being temporarily stored [...]

By |September 11th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on 400 Viking Artifacts Stolen in Norway’s Largest Museum Heist

Share the “Secrets” of Sons of Norway

Vinland Lodge, 1-193 It’s been said that Sons of Norway is the best kept secret: Our organization offers plenty of great benefits, but many people don’t know all that we have to offer. It’s time to change that! In reality, Sons of Norway is a vibrant international cultural organization with benefits that appeal to members of all ages. With [...]

By |September 8th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Share the “Secrets” of Sons of Norway

The Ultimate Grilled Cheese

The September issue of Viking magazine is devoted to the Scandinavian lifestyle concept of hygge, which is all about creating intimacy, cozy togetherness and enjoying life’s simple pleasures. One great way to achieve hygge is by indulging in comfort food. Try this recipe from Signe Johansen’s book “How to Hygge.” The Ultimate Grilled Cheese   Photo by Keiko Oikawa Serves 2 5 [...]

By |August 29th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on The Ultimate Grilled Cheese

Four Things You Didn’t Know About “The Scream”

“The Scream”is one of the art world’s most iconic compositions. Known around the world for the captivating image of what appears to be a tortured individual set against a background of blues and oranges, the work has been called the “Mona Lisa” of Modern Art and was created by famed Norwegian artist Edvard Munch. Want to learn more about one of [...]

By |August 20th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Four Things You Didn’t Know About “The Scream”

More With Maren Selvaag

Norwegian jazz pianist and Lillehammer native Maren Selvaag started playing the piano at age 7 and honed her musical skills in college, receiving a master’s degree in jazz piano performance from the Norwegian Academy of Music. Last year, Selvaag released her debut album, “Close to Shore.” Check out Viking magazine’s interview with the talented musician in the August issue and read [...]

By |August 15th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on More With Maren Selvaag

Norsk Hostfest Celebrates Its Landmark 40th Year

It’s time to join in the excitement of North America’s largest Scandinavian festival, and the 40th Anniversary event promises to be the best year ever! Visit the official Høstfest website to purchase tickets and gain access to all Høstfest has to offer: great stage entertainment, a wide variety of dining experiences, cultural attractions, live Viking combat and more! Whether your palate [...]

By |August 11th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Norsk Hostfest Celebrates Its Landmark 40th Year

All Eyes on Preikestolen

Norway’s iconic cliff formation Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) has been grabbing headlines this summer. Overlooking the Lysefjord, the spectacular location offers awe-inspiring views and is one of Norway’s most visited attractions. So much so, that CNN placed the site atop their list of 50 natural wonders (the Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord also make the list), and last month newspaper Stavanger Aftenblad reported on [...]

By |August 11th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on All Eyes on Preikestolen

Setting Sail with Thor Heyerdahl

On August 7, 1947, Thor Heyerdahl completed his arduous journey--a nearly 4,300 nautical mile trip across the Pacific Ocean. The balsa wood raft, the Kon-Tiki, propelled Heyerdahl into the upper echelon of famous Norwegian explorers and rewrote how we understood human migration and early exploration. Heyerdahl catalogued his experiences in the popular memoir “The Kon-Tiki Expedition: By Raft Across the South [...]

By |August 10th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Setting Sail with Thor Heyerdahl