Historically in Norway, the 17th of May is a day filled with ceremonies, singing, dancing, parades and overall celebration. However, this year Norway’s Constitution Day will be a bit different. Because of Covid-19, major events including Syttende Mai celebrations have been banned.
For many people waiting out the Covid-19 crisis from their homes, the sense of isolation and loneliness can be just as difficult to manage as their fears of the virus itself. To make matters worse, those most at risk of serious illness are often the most isolated—especially the elderly...
Whether by creating a virtual reality game that puts children in the shoes of polar bears, developing an educational gardening program at a local school, or hosting a virtual Scandinavian Festival, the 2020 Sons of Norway Foundation grant recipients are...
Syttende Mai is a celebration of Norwegian culture and coming together with family and community. In a time when in-person parades and parties are on hold, you can find ways to celebrate Syttende Mai while maintaining a safe physical distance. Here are some ideas for a home-based celebration:
The New Nordic cooking philosophy is all about no-fuss recipes with seasonal, fresh ingredients. Here are some of our favorite Nordic cookbooks.
This game can help you have some fun, stay active, and maybe try a few new things while sheltering in place! Members AND non-members are eligible to play.
As of January 2020, Norway’s 19 previous fylker (counties) have merged into 11, following a 2017 decision by Stortinget (the Norwegian parliament). Now that this regional reform has taken effect, does it follow that bunader (region-specific Norwegian folk costumes) will undergo a transformation?
We are living a time when the future is particularly unknown, and many of us are longing for stress relief and relaxation. If you’ve been yearning for a way to unwind and destress, yoga offers many wonderful benefits to help guide you through difficult times.
Oslo is filled with unique and stunning architecture, and a few new buildings will soon be adding to the city’s cultural cache. While many beautiful new building projects have gone up in Oslo in recent years, here are a few noteworthy highlights to check out.
Have you read the April issue of Viking? Royal enthusiasts should check out our “Royal Tour of Norway” feature. The 1,000-plus-year-old Norwegian monarchy is one of the oldest in the world. Throughout the years, more than 60 kings have claimed the throne.