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cover of "Køpersund, 1942."

Book review: “Køpersund, 1942”

Linda Warren Washington, D.C. In Køpersund, 1942, author David Andrew Westwood introduces Margrete Ehrdahl, a 20-year-old Norwegian beauty whose modeling career and home life are “eliminated overnight” when a bomb explodes on a ferry...

Two marzipan pigs.

Marzipan pigs, a Christmas tradition

Heidi Håvan Grosch Sparbu, Norway Playing with marzipan is like playing with play dough… except you can eat it! In Norway it is used to cover cakes, often cakes filled with cream. Yum! It...

A white elephant with a santa hat on.

The white elephant in the room

How to make gift-giving fun Emily C. Skaftun The Norwegian American For many years I thought the only way to make gifting possible for large groups was the Secret Santa approach. You know the...

Cover of Mari's Hope.

Book review: “Mari’s Hope”

Rosalie Grosch Arden Hills, Minn. Mari’s Hope, the concluding novel in Sandy Brehl’s Odin’s Promise trilogy, takes us again to the small village of Ytre Arna, the home of Mari, a teenager mature beyond...

Nordics still second best in English

Scandinavians are among the world’s best non-native English speakers, but the Dutch are better The Local The English Proficiency Index (EPI) from global language training company Education First (EF) again put the Scandinavians behind...

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Norwegian Christmas markets to visit

Where to get your festive fix if you are traveling in Norway this holiday season David Nikel Trondheim, Norway While Christmas markets in Norway are not as grand as many others in Europe, they...

Is “Sámi Blood” thicker than water?

Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. Elle-Marja, a 14-year-old Sámi girl who becomes painfully aware of the discrimination directed at her people, is the protagonist of Sámi Blood. Unable to accept the degrading treatment, she...

King Harald standing with members of the military in front of the planes.

First F-35s arrive

M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway On Friday, November 3, three F-35 stealth fighter aircraft procured by the Royal Norwegian Air Force from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics of Fort Worth landed in Norway at the Ørland...