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The American Dream of Norway

Ingerid Jordal Odda, Norway Our ancestors came to America to give their families a better life. Now young Norwegian Americans dream of the old country. This series of interviews was conducted by a visiting...

Syttende Mai in Longyearbyen

The world’s northernmost Syttende Mai

Norway’s constitution gets a very special international celebration in Longyearbyen Elizabeth Bourne Longyearbyen, Svalbard Syttende Mai is special to all Norwegians and those of Norwegian descent, no matter where they live. But in Norway’s...

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Syttende Mai from the heart

Minneapolis celebrates the holiday with a feeling of community—and a whole lot of flags Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American Norwegian Constitution Day on May 17 has long been a day that I’ve celebrated...

HaikUff-Da!

Ingebretsen’s celebrated poetry month with a Scandinavian haiku contest—here are the winners! When Ingebretsens’s Nordic Marketplace announced our Haikuff-da Contest to celebrate National Poetry Month, we hoped that at least a few entries would...

I’m Alive, says ISÁK

Ella Marie Hætta Isaksen uses music to fight for her Sámi language and culture Tove Andersson Oslo, Norway Ella Marie Hætta Isaksen, 21, is a Sámi artist from Tana in Finnmark who has captured...

Welcome to Little Norway

Poulsbo, Wash., Viking City Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American As you approach Poulsbo on Highway 305 from the Bainbridge ferry landing, you realize that you’ve entered the world of the Northwest Nordic, where...

Her Husband’s Secret

fiction by Glynis Scrivens Celine stumbled upon Anders’s secret identity by chance. He’d always been a creature of habit. Lunching at the same café. Driving home along the exact route. Holidaying in the same...

Sagastad knowledge center opens on May 10

New Viking ship hits the fjord Solveig Midtbø Sagastad On May 10, Sagastad, a new knowledge center about the Viking Age, opened in western Norway. The main attraction is the 30-meter (100 ft. long)...

A new approach to rhubarb

A fresh and satisfying dessert highlights this spring delight without much sugar Christy Olsen Field Taste of Norway Editor Spring is officially here with the rhubarb harvest. I’ve been a rhubarb enthusiast since I...

17th of May

Barneblad: 17 fun facts about 17. Mai!

A monthly feature to share with kids and grandkids Brought to you by Lori Ann Reinhall The 17th of May is a day of fun and celebration for children and adults alike with colorful...