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The Draken returns

Modern-day Viking ship visits East Coast ports Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American Visitors to the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo have long been fascinated by the excavated rebuilt long Oseberg and Gokstad ships, dating...

Norwegian American summer reading

Summer reading guide 2018: staff picks

Need a book? Arm yourself against boredom with summer reading recommendations from The Norwegian American staff! We recommend: The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt Artist Harriet Burden has had scant success in the New...

Tasting hygge, one recipe at a time

Cookbook showcases the essence of this attractive Scandinavian way of life Daytona Strong Taste of Norway Editor In recent years, it’s been interesting to watch an explosion of books about hygge on the market....

There’s always something new in Oslo

A capital in flux David Nikel Trondheim, Norway I’ve long said that it’s worth at least a couple of days exploring Oslo before heading off to the fjords. This is especially true for Norwegian...

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Mr. Nilsson’s Kjempehytte

fiction by Michael Dolan Before I saw the backhoe, I never would have imagined such a level of destruction. The 14,000-pound piece of machinery had been pulverized—as little as two feet tall in some...

Viking exhibits sail into Mystic, Conn.

Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. One must-do this summer is to visit the exhibit, The Vikings Begin: Treasures from Uppsala University, Sweden. The artifacts have traveled from Scandinavia’s first university to Mystic Seaport Museum in...

Norwegian roadside

Minnesotan small towns think BIG

Colossal roadside attractions put Norwegian-American legends on the map Cynthia Elyce Rubin The Norwegian American The state of Minnesota has attracted a multitude of ethnic groups, and Norwegians are one of the largest. The...

Barneblad: A summer picnic, norsk style!

A monthly feature to share with kids and grandkids Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American Summer is the time of year when all Norwegians—and Norwegian Americans—want to be outdoors in the sunshine (or clouds),...