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Visit the Viking Ship!

Geneva’s ship announces 2019 visit days Al Benson Geneva, Ill. Geneva’s Viking replica longship, called the Viking, has announced its 2019 visit days, including extra days each for June Swedish Days and October Cottages...

Even the gods struggle to build walls

From Norse mythology, a tale of trickery and trouble in Asgardian wall-building Judith Gabriel Vinje Los Angeles Politics—and trickery—have played a role in the construction of border walls going back to ancient times. There...

In defense of multilateralism

An interview with Hans Brattskar, ambassador of Norway to the UN Marit Fosse Geneva Behind the patina of diplomatic politeness, Hans Brattskar, the Norwegian ambassador in Geneva, is pleasant, even friendly. Despite a long...

Norway travel news

New attractions from storms to Vikings Cynthia Elyce Rubin The Norwegian American Voss A new attraction in Voss opens in the summer of 2019. The new gondola replaces the Hangursbanen gondola that has been...

The Search for Thor

A clue in the form of sunken wine 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...

Norway is Tesla’s top per capita market

With so many Teslas on Norwegian roads, more electic charging stations are needed Rasmus Falck Oslo, Norway Norway is Tesla’s biggest market per capita. Ten percent of the world’s electric cars are sold in...

Cookbook offers cookie for every occasion

Brighten any day with this collection of Minnesota’s most-loved sweet treats Daytona StrongTaste of Norway Editor No matter the month or the season, there is perhaps no greater delight at some moments than to...

Rosenborg Ballklub

Eliteserien preview

Rosenborg favored to win fifth-straight league title in 2019 Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo, Norway Norway’s soccer league, Eliteserien, starts March 30, and Rosenborg Ballklub is once again considered title favorites. Their fans almost demand...

Good Grieg!

Concert series presents his songs—all of them Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American Next month, Grieg lovers in the Pacific Northwest are in for treat: three beloved artists—soprano Laura Loge, baritone Alan Dunbar, and...