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Toward a Green Transition

When I was growing up, Norway wasn’t the rich, oil-producing, technologically advanced country that you see today. The last import restrictions on cars weren’t lifted until 1960. Telephone coverage was spotty: If you wanted a phone in your house, you might have to wait up to two years for a technician to come install one.

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All About the Vikings

In honor of Leif Erikson Day on Oct. 9, the October issue of Viking includes an article highlighting must-know facts about the Vikings. These Scandinavian explorers, traders, farmers and warriors settled across Europe and North America during the Viking Age. They conquered new lands and created a well-ordered society rich in culture and art. Here are five more facts to know about the Vikings.

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Work Shirt Revival

In the September issue of Viking, we put Norway’s fashion foot forward, describing how clean aesthetics, quality, sustainability and innovative design are all valued when it comes to the nation’s style scene. And while the feature focused on designers specifically in Norway, there’s a Norwegian designer bringing a bit of Scandinavia to the States: Hovden Formal Farm Wear.

By |September 20th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Work Shirt Revival

Celebrating Two New Lodges

The first new Sons of Norway lodge to launch in eight years, Viking Mountain Lodge 3-690 is located near Sherman, Pennsylvania. Their meeting place is Land of the Vikings (LOV), the District 3 recreational center set on 150 acres of wooded hills and surrounded by 5,000 acres of state game land.

By |September 12th, 2019|Categories: Blog|2 Comments

Life Insurance Awareness Month

According to the 2018 Insurance Barometer Study (Life Happens/LIMRA), 84 percent of adults believe most people need life insurance . . . yet only 59 percent say they have it themselves. So why are so many people underinsured? It’s often due to misconceptions about life insurance.

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New From Sons of Norway! Our Online Store and Digital Party Box

We have two exciting announcements to share: Our new online store is up and running, and our new digital party box is available for download! Online store In honor of our upcoming 125th anniversary on January 16, 2020, we have launched an online store featuring a variety of Sons of Norway branded items including shirts, backpacks, socks and a collectible 125th [...]

By |September 10th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on New From Sons of Norway! Our Online Store and Digital Party Box

Winter Apple Layer Cake

Looking for some hearty and comforting recipes to make this season? In the September issue of Viking, Scandinavian chef Trine Hahnemann shares recipes from her book, “Scandinavian Comfort Food: Embracing the Art of Hygge.”

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Ment Designs Tableware for Under Restaurant

The August issue of Viking magazine celebrates some of Norway’s most innovative people, companies and ideas, including Oslo Airport City and Europe’s first underwater restaurant. Another noteworthy company is Ment...

By |August 16th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Ment Designs Tableware for Under Restaurant

Tips for Solo Travel in Norway

Traveling solo can seem daunting at first, but those who do so often find they enjoy or even prefer its many rewarding benefits. Not only do you eliminate the cost of a second traveler, but you also get to choose your preferred destinations and set your own schedule.

By |August 13th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Tips for Solo Travel in Norway