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Traditional Norwegian lefse

On lefse and her spirit

The best holiday traditions bind loved ones together, and making lefse is no different Aaron B. Skogen Orlando, Fla. As a child, I would gleefully look forward to what felt like a national holiday...

Polar Bear at Norwegian Arctic Evening

Ambassador Aas hosts an Arctic evening

Great food, icy melting cocktails, and a polar bear make for a memorable event Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. “Not your ordinary reception,” the invitation read. “Arctic Drinks/Arctic Seafood/Arctic Music.” The atmosphere at Arctic...

Pondus comic. Text below.

Comics 12/15

Pondus by Frode Øverli — World Cup trophy? — League Cup! I’ve gotten more realistic over the years!   Lunch by Børge Lund — … Yes, Kjell. Here we run brainstorm after brainstorm! —...

Harpa Concert and Conference Center.

Conference debates northern topics

Ilan Kelman Agder, Norway The annual Arctic Circle conference is set in Reykjavík. Every October, over 1,000 researchers, practitioners, and policy makers converge on the Harpa Concert and Conference Center to debate all topics...

A list of Norwegian abbreviations.

Abbreviation blues

A taxing example of the peril of translation M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Abbreviations not obvious or not spelled out upon first use can confuse, particularly in translation between languages, as between Norwegian and...

Norwegian athletes on the podium at the Olympics.

The secrets to Norway’s Olympic success

In Feed the Flame, Paul Stuart traverses Norway to learn what puts the country on top Molly Jones The Norwegian American It’s a well-known fact that Norway is the most decorated country in the...

Ørn next to the car in front of the Bagdad Cafe.

Icelanders get their kicks on Route 66

An iconic American road trip with a Nordic perspective M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Editor’s preface: Last spring, M. Michael Brady, correspondent for The Norwegian American and Oslo-area resident, learned that Moeidur Bernhardtsdottir (who...

Man walking up to man standing on porch.

Fingertips

fiction by Darin Z. Krogh Jack Alden was not the kind of guy who delivered meals to the homebound. He hated old people. His charity service was a cover. He volunteered because Dag Jensen’s...