Author: Courtney Olsen

Courtney Olsen
Courtney Olsen is an editorial assistant of The Norwegian American. She recently graduated with a master's degree in history from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

The power of symbols

The co-opting of Norse mythology and Viking symbols by hate groups has become more visible over the last several years, but its roots run deep.


Walk among the Vikings

The JORVIK Viking Centre in York, England takes visitors on an immersive historical experience into 10th-century York: the age of the Vikings.

A cake fit for a queen

After living in Norway for some time, Washington-born Jennifer Falck founded Gourmet Specialties, specializing in kransekaker, or crown cakes.