hrough a partnership with Norwegians Worldwide, Sons of Norway members receive a special membership discount at Norgesskolen, and a one-year free membership in Norwegians Worldwide. Norgesskolen is a travel opportunity for youngsters to deepen their understanding of Norwegian language, culture and society. Students aged 9 to 18 from all over the world meet in beautiful Telemark, the cultural and historical heart of [...]
What began as a far-fetched lunchroom idea in NRK’s Bergen office quickly became a cultural phenomenon. Continuous, live, long broadcasts are known as Slow TV. The first broadcast was a seven-hour train ride from Bergen to Oslo in 2009. From following a herd of reindeer (which will debut this spring), to watching people knit for hours, Slow TV fosters conversation and [...]
February 21 marks the 80th birthday of His Majesty King Harald V of Norway. In honor of this special occasion, here are five facts you might not know about the monarch.
The Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) is celebrating 2017 as the Year of Indigenous Art and Thought. Established in 2001 by Norway’s Ministries of Culture and Foreign affairs, the independent nonprofit foundation aims to feature Norwegian artists from around the globe and promote worldwide collaboration among artists.
Love is in the air, and Valentine’s Day is our annual opportunity to express that sentiment. We provide for our loved ones from day one by giving food, shelter and affection—basic human instinct in the early years with our own children. As time goes on we seek to clothe, educate and further provide the pursuit of happiness. The number of people [...]
With recent articles in The New York Times, TIME, Forbes and more, the Nordic lifestyle trend “hygge” (pronounced HIG-geh) is gaining popularity and inspiring audiences outside Scandinavia to embrace a cozy lifestyle. A hallmark of modern Danish culture, the word hygge originates from the Norwegian word for “well-being” and first appeared in Danish writing in the early 1800s.
In the January 2017 issue of Viking, we talked with renowned author, television host and travel expert Rick Steves about his passion for Scandinavia. His wanderlust began with a family trip to visit Norwegian relatives as a teenager.
Sons of Norway is pleased to invite members and friends from across the Nordic community to gather and celebrate Nordic Heritage Night at the Minnesota Timberwolves! Watch as Andrew Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns and the Timberwolves take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, March 8, at 7 p.m. at the Target Center in Minneapolis. Not only will attendees partake in a [...]
1936 – 2017 Sons of Norway has lost a treasured, longtime member: Ray Knutson, Valhall 168, District 5, passed away earlier this week. A member of Sons of Norway for 34 years, Ray is remembered for serving as a mentor to many within the organization and in multiple capacities, including as District 5 President and Treasurer, as well as International Treasurer. [...]
Like yesterday, today is a very special day as well, though for a different, yet similar reason. Today marks the 25th anniversary of the reign of His Majesty The King of Norway, King Harald V! It was on this day in 1991 that King Harald V succeeded to the throne upon the death of his father Olav V. Like his father and [...]