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Classical Master

Born in Belarus and raised in Nesodden, Norway, Alexander Rybak is one of Norway’s top classical musicians. He started playing the violin and piano as a young boy and became a household name after winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009. In addition to being a musician and actor, Rybak is now an author. This fall the 29-year-old released a fairytale [...]

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And now an opportunity to support the Nordic-American community

Next week there will be a big announcement related to the 2015 Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast, but until then we wanted to let everyone know about a great opportunity to support the event. For over three decades the mission of the Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast has been to bring the Nordic community together to offer thanks for the privileges of freedom, [...]

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The Holiday Season is Right Around the Corner!

The holiday season is right around the corner! To help get you in the spirit, Sons of Norway has partnered with the renowned choral ensemble VocalEssence on the production of a new Christmas album, Nordic Nativity. The album, which is available for download from iTunes and Amazon contains 18 tracks of beautifully traditional holiday music from Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark. Bringing together a mixture of  newly recorded [...]

By |October 20th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on The Holiday Season is Right Around the Corner!

More With Ambassador Kåre R. Aas

Norway’s Ambassador to the United States Kåre R. Aas connects with U.S. students through the Royal Norwegian Embassy’s Virtual Ambassador Program. The program invites students in the United States to chat live via Skype with Ambassador Aas on topics such as The Arctic, girls’ education, NATO and peace and reconciliation. “When I came to the Embassy in 2013, one of my [...]

By |October 15th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on More With Ambassador Kåre R. Aas

Espen Fadnes: Thrill Seeker

  Espen Fadnes travels the world chasing adrenaline-filled experiences. The multisport extreme athlete hails from Molde, Norway, where he spent his childhood skiing, climbing and swimming. Today, he’s a professional freeride skier, base jumper and wingsuit flyer. When he’s not flying through the air, Fadnes is a motivational speaker tackling subjects such as risk management and conquering fear. Learn more about Fadnes in [...]

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31st Annual Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast

The Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast returns for its 31st year on November 24th. This annual event, which is held at the Doubletree by Hilton in Bloomington, brings together people of Nordic heritage in a celebration of thankfulness for the privileges of freedom, faith, family and friends. This year’s breakfast includes three extraordinary speakers from the community who will discuss their experiences [...]

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Nordic Restaurants in North America

You don’t have to live in Norway to indulge in Nordic cuisine. In Viking magazine's September 2015 issue, we highlight wonderful Scandinavian restaurants in North America, from The Bachelor Farmer in Minneapolis to Karelia Kitchen in Toronto. Thank you to the members who wrote in to let us know about some of your favorite Scandinavian restaurants. Send your ideas and recommendations [...]

By |September 20th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Nordic Restaurants in North America

Chef Trine Hahnemann

As we celebrate Scandinavian food and chefs in Viking’s September issue, we are thrilled to include Trine Hahnemann. Early in her culinary career, she ran a catering company that served rock stars, such as Elton John and the Rolling Stones. Today, the chef and cookbook author runs her own company, Hahnemann’s Kitchen, and teaches cooking classes. Hahnemann is probably best known [...]

By |September 20th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Chef Trine Hahnemann

Sons of Norway Member Appointed as Norway’s New Honorary Consul in Alaska

Lise Kristiansen Falskow, a longtime Sons of Norway member and native Alaskan was recently named the new Norwegian Honorary Consul for her home state. The appointment, which was formally announced on August 26 by Norway’s Ambassador to the United States, Kåre Aas. Falskow was born in Anchorage, Alaska and has been an active member of Sons of Norway since she was [...]

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From the Kitchen of Even Ramsvik

In the September 2015 issue of Viking magazine, we celebrate the cuisine and chefs that make Scandinavia a culinary star in Europe. On page 14, meet four of Norway’s top chefs—Esben Holmboe Bang, Geir Skeie, Even Ramsvik and Sven Erik Renaa. These prize-winning chefs serve up innovative food grounded in a commitment to local ingredients and a respect for seasonality. At [...]

By |September 11th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on From the Kitchen of Even Ramsvik