In his book The Arts and Crafts of Ancient Scandinavia, Sven Lindauer uses his artistry to tell a story of the Vikings beyond raids and violence.
Author: Eric Stavney
Though it celebrates the resurrection of Christ, the origins of Easter and its typical traditions may surprise you, including of the word “Easter” itself.
Researchers at the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research have found a simple way to reduce bird fatalities at a wind turbine farm in Smøla.
In a personal story about the role of the nisse on the farm, Eric Stavney reflects on good will and hope, and even meets a hummingbird.
Fløibanen, Bergen’s iconic funicular bringing tourists and locals to the top of Mount Fløyen, has a fascinating history, complete with goats.
Ron Loge spent years building an authentic stabbur in the mountains of western Montana, creating a true Norwegian-American family gathering place.
Eric Stavney provides an insider’s view of Oslo’s Kon-Tiki Museum, which retells the story of the legendary explorer and adventurist Thor Heyerdahl.
Nearly every Norwegian-American loves to eat krumkake at Christmas, but Eric Stavney and his family show readers that it is surprisingly hard to make.
Legendary Sámi singer and activist, Mari Boine, recently finished a U.S. tour. Eric Stavney was able to interview her via Skype before her Seattle concert.
Eric Stavney meditates on the history and mystery of Norwegian stave churches after a recent visit to Gol Stave Church at the Folkemuseum in Oslo.