Tagged: Victoria Hofmo

Lillehammer Håkons Hall

Lillehammer’s games still a source of pride

Memories of Olympics past Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. I remember the Lillehammer chill; the streets cloaked in a coat of frosty snow. Local rucksacks sprouted Norwegian flags trumpeting national pride in an understated manner....

Sámi artist Tomas Colbengtson

An indigenous people in glass

Sámi artist Tomas Colbengtson brings life to glass Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Maadter Aahka, the title of an exhibit at the UrbanGlass Agnes Varis Art Center Gallery in Brooklyn from Aug. 9 to Sept....

The building being rebuilt.

Little Norway back in big Norway

Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. In May 2015, this publication wrote about the possibility of moving the Norwegian Building, constructed for the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, back to Norway. Two and a half years later,...

Best hamburger on earth—in Norway?

Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Each year the four-day American Festival Extravaganza is held in Vanse, Norway, during the last week in June. As part of the event, it hosts a cooking contest, judged for...

Trows and other Norse fragments

Linguistic clues to their Nordic past linger in the modern-day Shetland and Orkney Islands Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. While reading British-born author Ann Cleeves’s Shetland Island series, I became curious about her inclusion of...

The interior of the Norman restaurant.

A taste of Iceland in Brooklyn’s Norman

Festival lets New Yorkers experience a gourmand’s delight without leaving their backyard Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. On Saturday, September 30, I had the great pleasure of dining at Norman’s Taste of Iceland event, a...

A Halloween mural.

Lose yourself to Halloween in Norway

American Kristy Kongevold shares her love for Halloween with her local community in Vanse, Norway, putting on an ever-more-elaborate Spooky Barn Maze each year Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Kristy Kongevold hails from Illinois but...

Community members standing in front of the subway sign.

Vanse embraces the NYC subway

Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. The American Festival in Vanse, Norway, celebrated its 11th year this June. The festival’s slogan is “The best thing that happened to Lista since Brooklyn. So it is no surprise...