Category: Norwegian Heritage

haute route

Norway can boast two haute routes

Long-distance ski trekking M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The Haute Route (literally “High Route”) is the classic of mountaineering traverses through the Alps. It was first hiked and climbed by English mountaineers in the...

Yggdrasill

Scholar examines roots of Yggdrasill

Norwegian author Maria Kvilhaug views Norse myths anew, in English-language book M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Yggdrasill, from the Old Norse, is a gigantic, mythical ash tree that interconnects the nine realms of Norse...

Genealogy: Ruth Ertzgard Dodson

Genealogy Detective

A monthly column putting people in touch with their Norwegian roots by Liv Marit Haakenstad + Kathy Anderson Welcome to Genealogy Detective! Our first inquiry comes from Ruth Ertzgard Dodson, who writes: “I read...

Fottur i Finnmark: Karasjok

Fottur i Finnmark

The Search for Thor by Randi Millman-Brown Thor Jensen, 36, moves from Oslo to Hammerfest. He is promoted to bank manager, becomes engaged, and takes a one-month hiking trip through occupied Finnmark in 1941....

Marte Mjøs Persen, Nygårdsparken

Bergen tackles the heroin crisis

With treatment options, social workers, and safe injection sites, Norway’s second city is getting addiction off the streets and breaking the generational cycle of drug abuse Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American It was...

Lorelou Desjardins

Meet the Frog in the Fjord

Lorelou Desjardins on writing her humorous blog about living in Norway as a foreigner By Molly Jones Seattle When Frenchwoman Lorelou Desjardins moved to Norway in 2009, she had no intentions of staying. Eight...

Hammerfest

The Search for Thor

Hammerfest by Randi Millman-Brown Hammerfest was the next destination on my journey to find out what happened to my great-uncle Thor Jensen. Thor moved to Hammerfest in December 1940, after accepting the position of...