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For the term "Birkebeiner".

The Birkebeiner

Mary Jo Thorsheim of Norway Art features Knud Larsen Bergslien’s painting of the Birkebeiner skiers, who rescued King Haakon IV in the 13th century.

Best ever Birkebeinerrittet?

Cyclists race through rugged terrain in the world’s biggest mountain bike race to celebrate Norwegian history Molly Jones Norwegian American Weekly Traveling the 92 kilometers through forest and mountain terrain from Rena to Lillehammer,...

Birkebeinerrittet 2009: a muddy experience

More than 15 thousand bikers competed in the 17th annual “Birkebeinerrittet”, that kicked off this past weekend. The 59 mile race, from Rena to Lillehammer, was extremely challenging this year due to stormy weather and heavy rain,...

Racing with greatness in the American Birkebeiner

By Tom Held of the Journal Sentinel Ian Duncan can do more than imagine the drive Norwegian hero Bjørn Dæhlie called upon to win eight Olympic gold medals in cross-country skiing. The Madison-based neuroscientist has tapped his own...


The Norwegian American features comics by renowned Norweigan journalist Fredrik Skavlan and Lille Berlin.


Get outside and enjoy the winter at the 22nd annual Barneløpet, a non-competitive ski or walk event for the community’s youngest skiers, ages 3-13. The collaborative Vesterheim Museum and Sons of Norway event will be...

cross-country skiing

From Norway to Canada

Kaare Askildt offers a storyteller’s look at the history of cross-country skiing, including its migration across the Atlantic to Canada.