How Well Do You Know Norway’s Explorers?

From historic polar pioneers to modern-day adventure seekers, Norway is home to some of the world’s bravest explorers. Do you think you know them well? Read the September issue of Viking magazine to test your knowledge about some of these brave men and women. When you’ve finished, check out these bonus questions below.

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Lise Davidsen, live recital from Oscarshall in Oslo

After causing a sensation with her triumphant Met debut as Lisa in The Queen of Spades last season, soprano Lise Davidsen offers a program of the soaring arias and songs that have rocketed her to stardom around the world: selections from Wagner’s Tannhäuser...

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Ancient fishing artifacts found on Norwegian farm

In the 1930’s, a farmer in southern Norway wanted to cultivate new land, so he set about draining a wetland near his farm. During the process, he discovered several strange items on the wetland: fish hooks and harpoons carved from bone, as well as killer whale bones and bluefin tuna bones.

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Relaxing Escapes in Norway

Have you read the August issue of Viking magazine? Check out page 7 for an amazing place to spend a relaxing getaway. Fuglemyrhytta is a self-service cabin located in Oslo’s Nordmarka forest. It’s a perfect spot for unwinding, enjoying a meal or staying overnight.

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Dramatic landslide in Northern Norway

A massive landslide caused a huge swath of land and several houses to be swept into the sea near the town of Alta in northern Norway the afternoon of June 3. The landslide was 2,133 feet (650 meters) wide and 492 feet (150 meters) deep.

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Cultural Solitaire

Sons of Norway is excited to share our new game, Cultural Solitaire. This is the perfect tidsfordriv (pastime) as well as a tool for learning about famous Norwegians and North Americans with Norwegian heritage.

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Seven Years as Norway’s Ambassador

I have served as Norway’s Ambassador to the United States for the past seven years. It has been a privilege and an honor to work every day on further developing the already excellent relationship between our two countries. In a few weeks I will leave Washington, D.C., and move on to new challenges.

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