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The future of shipping

Maritime industries in Norway and US face challenges—and opportunities Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American On Nov. 14, Ambassador Kåre R. Aas and the Royal Norwegian Embassy welcomed maritime industry leaders, experts, and politicians...

Billow, a late addition

Words about words M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The word billow, which means a swell on the ocean, is not known before 1550 but is believed to be an adoption of the Old Norse...

Chasing away Christmas with old customs

Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. I love that Norway savors the yuletide season, beginning with Advent calendars, stars, and wreaths. And for Norwegians, the holidays are not over right after Christmas but extend well into...

The Hills Reply

Book review Leif Larson Brooklyn, N.Y. Seated outside a cafe in Bergen, I slid a book across the table to my godfather, Svein. “Ahh, Tarjei Vesaas,” he said ponderously as if he hadn’t thought...

Searching for Halvard Storm

Jeanne Nelsen Kalama, Wash. Browsing online charity auction sites can yield some pretty unusual items. And as a stolt descendant of Norwegians, I often type in the words “Norway” and “Norwegian” to see what...

Sharing tastes of Norway

A new, semi-regular feature with family recipes from readers of The Norwegian American Christy Olsen Field Taste of Norway Editor One of the best parts about being the Taste of Norway editor is hearing...

Clean and Godly in Denmark: Part 2

fiction by Diana Deverell I wasn’t designed to murder humans. Still, I’ve killed two via a skull fracture and a heart attack. But whoever programmed me to do that knew a fatal outcome couldn’t...

UNESCO World Heritage sites in Norway

A country filled with culture and natural beauty Discover Scandinavia Tours www.discoverscandinaviatours.com Stuart, Fla. Norway, a beautiful country filled with natural beauty, is perhaps best known for its fjords and mountains. But Norway is...