Category: Featured

Fruene

The world’s northernmost chocolatier

In Fruene, Longyearbyen’s meeting place, enjoy polar bear and dinosaur chocolates Elizabeth Bourne Longyearbyen, Svalbard Polar bears. Glaciers. Dinosaurs. These are a few of the high-quality chocolates that Tove Eide crafts as the world’s...

Trøndelag

Trøndelag, historic heart of Norway

From Nidaros to Røros to nature and industry, the region has something for everyone Cynthia Elyce Rubin The Norwegian American Trøndelag is centrally situated between northern Norway and the south and consists of the...

Cream cake with cloudberries

Cake as heavenly as a cloud(berry)

This cream cake comes together easily, even if you don’t have fresh cloudberries Lindsey Rose Johnson Cafe Johnsonia When my husband and I were in Norway years ago, we took every opportunity to partake...

beach volleyball

Disappointing bronze for beach volleyball duo

Norway’s top-ranked pair Mol and Sørum rallied to win the Beach Volleyball Major Series Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo Anders Mol and Christian Sørum won Norway’s first World Championship medal in beach volleyball in 17...

Brian D. Bumby

Brian D. Bumby, a modern-day flâneur

Seeing through photographer Brian D. Bumby’s eye Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Brian D. Bumby is an American-born, New York-based, self-taught photographer. What first struck me about his work is its diversity of subject: weddings,...

Norwegian American Troll

The Norwegian American Troll

fiction by Dennis Maulsby Father Donahey, in blue-striped pajamas and ancient checked flannel robe, sat in a Bentwood rocker in the rectory’s screened-in back porch. A gentle breeze murmured through the netting, bringing the...

barnebokklubb

Barneblad: Start your own Barnebokklubb

A monthy feature to share with kids and grandkids Brought to you by Lori Ann Reinhall With a break from school, summer is a fun time for kids—but that doesn’t mean it’s not a...

Rachel Nesvig

The American dream of Norway

Part 3: Rachel Nesvig 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...

War hero Bamse

The St. Bernard who become a symbol of courage in Norway and Scotland Tove Andersson Oslo, Norway It has been 10 years since Bamse (teddy bear), ship’s dog and war hero, was honored with...