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Nidaros pilgrimage

On the Pilgrim’s Path to Nidaros

Old trail, new travelers Kristine Leander Seattle, Wash. Nearly a thousand years old, yet just recently restored, Norway’s Nidaros pilgrimage has become a brand-new hiking destination for anyone reasonably fit and ready for adventure....

Barneblad: Nov. 7 is Hug a Teddy Bear Day!

Barneblad: A monthly feature to share with kids and grandkids Brought to you by Lori Ann Reinhall The history of the stuffed animal goes back a long ways, dating back to ancient times, but...

Isle of Eigg, Scotland

A place of many natural delights Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Why travel to a place whose population boasts more sheep than human inhabitants—about 100, give or take a few—and requires a journey by plane,...

A taste of the Far North

The third annual Smak Svalbard festival is one of Europe’s most interesting food festivals Elizabeth Bourne Longyearbyen, Norway Have you ever wondered what seal tastes like? Or thought that eating smalahove would be cool?...

The Trumpet of Nordland

Book review Andy Meyer The Norwegian American As a scholar of literature, I’ve long been susceptible to Romantic impulses, so it should come as no surprise that I am drawn to the northern reaches...

The American dream of Norway

Part 9: Lars Phillips Ingerid Jordal Odda, Norway Our ancestors came to America to give their families a better life. Now young Norwegian Americans dream of the old country. This series of interviews was...

Grieg & MacDowell

A musical correspondence and friendship Dr. Bill Halvorsen Edvard Grieg Society of America, Inc. In December, 1905, as American composer Edward MacDowell lay gravely ill with the sickness that was soon to take his...

Ex-Muslims of Norway

M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Because Cemal Yucel was born in Turkey into a Muslim family of Kurdish heritage, his life seemed preordained. As he grew up, he joined the youth branch of Mîlli...

Knausgaard writes for the future

New secret book to be released first in the next century The Local Author Karl Ove Knausgaard, one of the biggest names in Norwegian literature, has written a book that will stay under wraps...