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huldra

The realer than real tale of the huldra

Or: How a loving grandfather accidentally commissioned an 8-foot foam creature Terje Birkedal Anchorage, Alaska Once there was a grandfather who loved his little granddaughter with all his heart. She had red hair and...

Audiclub

Audioclub launches collaboration tool

Your band can be in garages all over the world and still make beautiful music together Rasmus Falck Oslo, Norway Audioclub was started last year and is in Oslo. They want to move your...

garden cities - Ullevål Hageby

Norway’s own home: Garden Cities

Signs of the 19th-century urban-rural housing phenomenon still mark Norwegian cities M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway At the age of 21 in 1871, London-born Ebenezer Howard left England to take up farming as an...

Ancient Scandinavia

Book review Terje Birkedal Anchorage, Alaska T. Douglas Price’s book, Ancient Scandinavia: An Archaeological History from the First Humans to the Vikings, published by Oxford University Press in 2015, is the first book in...

Oslo's Peace Wall

Refugees on “home”

Exhibition “What is Home?” on Oslo’s Peace Wall sees through the eyes of refugee children Special Release National Geographic What is a home? A home can be a place, but it can also be...

kladdkaka

Molten fudgy cake you can bake in a snap

Deceptively quick and simple, kladdkaka delivers huge satisfaction with minimal effort Daytona Strong Taste of Norway Editor The beauty of this cake is its underbaked perfection. Similar to flourless chocolate cakes and molten “lava”...

Pentecost: Hvitasunnudagr, painting by Jóhannes Sveinsson Kjarval

Pentecost or Pinse?

Words about words M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Pentecost is the name of a Christian festival that linguistically is both simple and complex. It’s simple because it designates a specific day. It’s complex because...

Randi Millman-Brown - photocopy of German file from 1941

The Search for Thor

Twenty down; 4,837 to go by Randi Millman-Brown Thor Jensen, 36, moves from Oslo to Hammerfest. He is promoted to bank manager, becomes engaged, and takes a one-month hiking trip through occupied Finnmark in...

Raw Air - Robert Johansson

Jump at the opportunity to see Raw Air

Norway’s four-city ski-jumping tournament is a sight to behold and a terrific road trip Don Larson Eau Claire, Wis. Raw Air is the most intense and extreme ski-jumping competition ever. In its second year,...

Nobel Peace Prize - Trump nomination

Nobel Prize for Trump?

Republican US Congress members nominate him for Korea peace efforts The Local Eighteen Republican lawmakers from the United States have sent a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee in which they recommend President Donald...