Category: Norwegian Heritage

More than a pilot

Bernt Balchen, the aviator and explorer, was also a writer and strategic visionary Terje Birkedal Laguna Woods, Calif. Bernt Balchen is probably the most famous aviator and explorer you’ve never heard of. He was...

The Search for Thor

The things he carried 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....

Kim Nesselquist

Kim Nesselquist Obituary

Kim Nesselquist December 5, 1956 — December 7, 2018 Norwegian Consul Kim Nesselquist died Dec. 7 in Seattle, after being diagnosed with renal cancer in March. Kim fell into a deep and peaceful sleep...

Blaafarveværket

A decades-long restoration turned the world’s largest cobalt mine into an award-winning museum and cultural center M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Blaafarveværket (Blue Color Works) is a Norwegian mining and industrial company at Åmot...

Kim Nesselquist

In loving memory:
Kim Nesselquist

Kim Nesselquist died December 7, 2018 We at The Norwegian American are deeply saddened to learn of Kim’s passing early in the morning of Dec. 7. We hope to have a proper obituary soon,...

Mall of Norway

A visit inside the Mall of Norway

Wallet beware: this Norwegian souvenir store has something for everyone Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American The picturesque village of Flåm in the heart of western Norway’s fjord country sees a steady stream of...

The Search for Thor

Mørketid 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...

The Norwegian seaman in decline

The last old salt M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Norwegians have heeded the call of the sea ever since the Vikings set sail in their longships. With time, that inclination engendered a shipping sector...