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More With Fredric Aasbø

Norwegian professional drift driver Fredric Aasbø has the need for speed. He fell in love with cars at the age of five and raced go-karts as a teenager. Aasbø made a splash on the drift-racing scene during his rookie year in 2010. Today, the 29-year-old is part of a California-based team that travels the world competing in races. This summer and [...]

By |July 1st, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on More With Fredric Aasbø

New Discount Program for All Members

Starting today, the benefits of Sons of Norway membership have gotten a lot bigger! Thanks to a new partnership with PerkSpot, a one-stop shop for discounts, ALL members now have access to thousands of discounts from hundreds of national and local retailers. This is great news for members because now, in addition to all the great benefits we’ve previously offered, we [...]

By |June 26th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on New Discount Program for All Members

Preserving Treasures

If you’re looking for a place to see Norwegian folk art and artifacts, head to the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah, Iowa. With more than 24,000 artifacts, 12 historic buildings and more, it houses the world’s most extensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts, and USA Today named Vesterheim one of 10 great places in the nation to admire American folk art. Vesterheim’s [...]

By |June 15th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Preserving Treasures

Nordic-Inspired Gifts for Summer

Summer entertaining season has arrived! In Viking’s June issue, we rounded up 31 Scandinavian-inspired gifts that are sure to delight the newlyweds, hostesses, grads and kids in your life. Looking for more ideas? Check out these editor picks. Designed by Norm Architects, the MENU Bottle Grinder Spice Mill Set comes in several color combinations and features a minimalist design. Fill the [...]

By |June 9th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Nordic-Inspired Gifts for Summer

Jakob Oftebro

You may recognize actor Jakob Oftebro from hit Norwegian films such as “Max Manus: Man of War” and “Kon-Tiki.” He graduated from The Norwegian Academy of Performing Arts 2007 and continued his studies at The Danish National School of Performing Arts.

By |June 1st, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Jakob Oftebro

Sons of Norway Recognized for Design Excellence

Sons of Norway is pleased to announce that its internal creative team has been recognized by an industry publication for its commitment to design excellence. Earlier this month, the American InHouse Design Awards announced its slate of 2015 award winners, which included Sons of Norway and three of its projects from last year: Sons of Norway’s Annual Report, the 2014 Christmas [...]

By |May 20th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Sons of Norway Recognized for Design Excellence

Inspiring Teenager: Sema Dibooglu

When Sema Dibooglu was diagnosed with celiac disease, a condition known as gluten intolerance, she had to change her lifestyle. In 2013, she started a blog called “Eat Without Gluten.” On the blog, she posts recipes, tips and positive advice on living gluten-free.

By |May 13th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on Inspiring Teenager: Sema Dibooglu

Handball Star Stine Bredal Oftedal

Are you a handball fan? The sport is a national pastime for Norwegians. In the May 2015 issue of Viking magazine, we had the pleasure of featuring handball player Stine Bredal Oftedal. She started playing with the Norwegian National Team in 2010.

By |April 30th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Handball Star Stine Bredal Oftedal

Mr. Heiberg Goes to Washington

You may remember from a few weeks ago that Sons of Norway asked you to participate in a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of Fraternal organizations, like ours, in the eyes of U.S. legislators.

By |April 27th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Mr. Heiberg Goes to Washington

“Alt for Norge” Winner Beth Butala

Last fall, Beth Butala won season 5 of “Alt for Norge,” the competition-based reality show where Norwegian-Americans travel to Norway and learn about their Norwegian heritage. Each contestant competes in challenges for the chance to win $50,000 and...

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