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Norsk Høstfest 2016

Next month tens of thousands will gather at the State Fair Center in Minot, N.D., to take part in North America’s largest Scandinavian festival, Norsk Høstfest. An event filled with world-class entertainment, authentic Scandinavian cuisine, cultural displays and handcrafted merchandise; this year’s festival is sure to delight all in attendance. Read on to learn more about what is in store for [...]

By |August 29th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Norsk Høstfest 2016

Innovative Leadership Conference

This year’s Innovative Leadership Conference, held this week during the 2016 Sons of Norway International Convention in Tacoma, WA, provided delegates a solid framework for developing their own leadership skills and the tools for mentoring potential new leaders in their respective lodges. The conference was led by communications expert Kit Welchlin, who engaged the group of more than 120 with interactive exercises [...]

By |August 25th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Innovative Leadership Conference

More With Nevada Berg

In the August 2016 issue of Viking, we highlight food blogger and photographer Nevada Berg. She runs her blog, North Wild Kitchen, from her 17th-century mountain farm in Numedal, Norway. Inspired by Norway’s natural beauty, Berg’s recipes and photography celebrate seasonal ingredients, and blend tradition with unique flavors. Check out more from the interview below. “Growing up, my mother’s bookshelves were [...]

By |August 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on More With Nevada Berg

Signature Journeys

Sons of Norway is pleased to bring you the following message from Travel Partner and International Convention Sponsor, Borton Overseas. With the end of summer fast approaching, we all need something to look forward to in the coming months… How about an extraordinary vacation! Borton Overseas is thrilled to announce our new selection of original, customized Signature Journeys which have been specially [...]

By |August 8th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Signature Journeys

Tall Ships Journey Ends in Green Bay for Draken Harald Hårfagre

The Draken team has made the decision to end its Great Lakes voyage. However, Sons of Norway is pleased that through its fundraising efforts the Draken was able to continue its route to Bay City, Michigan, then on to Chicago and lastly to Green Bay, enabling thousands of people to increase their knowledge and appreciation of the history and culture of [...]

By |August 4th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Tall Ships Journey Ends in Green Bay for Draken Harald Hårfagre

Visual Storyteller

Visual Storyteller posted on Mon, Aug 1 2016 8:00 am by Anya Britzius 0 Comments Wisconsin-born Max Estes is the author and illustrator of more than a dozen children’s books and graphic novels published in North America and Europe. He moved to Norway in 2009 for love, and currently resides in Lofoten, Norway, with his wife. In the August 2016 issue [...]

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Coastal Kitchen: Six Authentic Norwegian Dishes

Norway’s culinary traditions are similar to the dramatic scenery of its coastline: fresh, distinctive, and full of variety. Just like seeing the snow-capped mountain peaks, the deep fjords, and the northern lights, the food experiences in Norway are extraordinary. Norway’s cuisine is more than just seafood, although the country has an extensive coastline and, as a result, fish and shellfish feature [...]

By |July 29th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Coastal Kitchen: Six Authentic Norwegian Dishes

Stunning Revelation: Genealogy Search Confirms Donor’s Direct Lineage to Namesake of Viking Ship Draken Harald Hårfagre

UPDATE: 10 a.m. CST/July 29, 2016—Minneapolis—Sons of Norway, a financial services and international cultural organization headquartered in Minneapolis, has learned that a donor to its charitable campaign to raise funds to help the Draken Harald Hårfagre Viking ship continue its Great Lakes voyage is a direct descendant of first King of Norway Harald I Hårfagre, who reigned from c. 872-930. Norman [...]

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Join the Sons of Norway Accounting Team today!

Sons of Norway is currently seeking an experienced accountant to join their team of professionals in Minneapolis, MN. About us: Sons of Norway has been in the business of selling annuity and life insurance products since 1895.  Since then we have grown to become a $360 million Fraternal Life Insurance company that serves 60,000 members in nearly 400 communities throughout North America [...]

By |July 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Join the Sons of Norway Accounting Team today!

Congressman Erik Paulsen Shares His Thoughts on Viking Ship

The voyage of the Draken Harald Hårfagre Viking ship has captured the attention and imagination of thousands, both within the U.S. and abroad. The world's largest modern Viking ship, its participation within the Tall Ships Festival provides a living example of Nordic seafaring history and culture. As a Co-Chair of the Friends of Norway Caucus, Congressman Erik Paulsen shares the sentiments [...]

By |July 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Congressman Erik Paulsen Shares His Thoughts on Viking Ship