Category: Norwegian Heritage

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...

The American dream of Norway

Part 2: Ryan Winston Pankratz 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...

The American Dream of Norway

Part 1: Karina Snare Daily 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...

A conversation with Ambassador Aas

“A healthy ocean is a wealthy ocean” Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American With its long coastline and a strong maritime industry, Norway’s interest in the oceans is self-evident. Eighty percent of all Norwegians...

“Melting under our feet”

International symposium focuses on climate change in the Arctic region Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American In late April, influencers and decision-makers in the Arctic region convened for two days at the Bell Harbor...

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...

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...