Category: Norwegian Heritage

Randi Millman-Brown

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. By the end of...

Fogelbo

Fogelbo: a bird’s nest full of treasures

An interview with Ross Fogelquist, “Mr. Scandinavia,” inside his remarkable home Laila Simon Portland, Ore. Ross Fogelquist remembers the use and origin of each collected piece in his historic home, Fogelbo (“bird nest” in...

Andy Meyer

The American dream of Norway

Part 5: Andy Meyer 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...

See you in Valhalla

“See you in Valhalla”

Signs from loved ones in Odin’s hall can be found in odd places Laura Goetz Stevens Point, Wis. It’s hard to kill a Viking. Ask the Swedes, the Finns, even the Brits. Vikings have...

nww - dual citizenship

Is dual citizenship an option for you?

Norway’s new citizenship rules will most likely begin in 2020—but what does that mean? Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American During the month of May, Norwegians Worldwide (Nordmanns-Forbundet) held a series of seminars about...

Madison Leiren

The American Dream of Norway

Part 4: Madison Leiren Ingerid Jordal Odda, Norway In her small apartment in Northgate, Seattle, Madison Leiren, 27, keeps an old photograph on her bookshelf. It is black and white, and shows a young...

shamanism

Shamanism in pre-Christian Norway

Princess Märtha Louise’s romance with American shaman Durek Verrett recently triggered media mentions of shamanism. Our correspondant surveys the belief’s history in Norway. M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Shamanism, an animistic faith of northern...

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. By the end of...

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...