Did you know that the Arctic region is home to volcanoes? Iceland is actually one of the most volcanically active places in the world thanks to its location on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet.
Norway is known for its abundant natural beauty, with glaciers, fjords, mountains and lush greenery. Even metropolitan areas like Oslo offer hiking opportunities and breathtaking views nearby. The March issue of Viking highlights five accessible hiking spots near this area, with scenic trails, spectacular views and interesting cultural landmarks. Here are a few more beautiful places to explore in Norway for hikers [...]
Thank you for the many innovative ways you have supported your fellow members and helped us grow over the last year! Now we have another way your lodge can stay connected with members across the organization.
This month, on February 6, we celebrate National Sámi Day. For the indigenous people of the Sápmi region, which spans the northernmost parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia, storytelling through song has been part of their culture for centuries.
With its snowy climate and ample trail access, Norway is an ideal place for athletes to train and excel at winter sports. The country is home to some of the world’s greatest winter athletes.
As 2020 comes to a close, so does another year of Viking magazine. What a year it has been! Our 12 issues from 2020 include 37 feature stories that span topics such as Scandinavian food, travel, history, modern culture, genealogy and more. Here’s a look back at some of this year’s must-read articles.
Winter is the best time to embrace the hygge way of life. In the December issue of Viking magazine, we show readers how to celebrate the Scandinavian lifestyle concept of hygge by getting cozy, crafty and inspired by nature.
Norway’s fortresses all hold secrets of the past. They were built as far back as the 1100s and as recently as the German occupation. Once built to keep invaders out, today they invite people in.
Attention book lovers! Scandinavia is home to some of the world’s most impressive libraries. Not only do they house thousands of books, they are designed to impress. Here are three to put on your bucket list.
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.