Author: Eric Stavney

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Eric Stavney is a graduate of the University of Washington Department of Scandinavian Studies and hosts the interviews and music podcast “Nordic on Tap” at
Norsk Folkemuseum

Oslo’s Norsk Folkemuseum

Eric Stavney shares photographs and
stories from his visit to the open-air Norsk Folkemuseum (Norwegian Museum of
Cultural History) in Oslo.

easter witches

The origins of Easter

Though it celebrates the resurrection of Christ, the origins of Easter and its typical traditions may surprise you, including of the word “Easter” itself.

Smøla wind farm

For the birds

Researchers at the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research have found a simple way to reduce bird fatalities at a wind turbine farm in Smøla.

Fløibanen, then and now

Fløibanen, Bergen’s iconic funicular bringing tourists and locals to the top of Mount Fløyen, has a fascinating history, complete with goats.