Category: Norwegian Heritage

LEIF - Newfoundland

The saga of LEIF

Seattle-based foundation commemorates Viking settlements with Leif Erikson statues Leif Erikson International Foundation As hobbies go, it’s rare. So rare, in fact, that no one else has taken on the task of giving statues...

Nordic Museum

Nature, innovation, space & purpose

The Norwegian American gets a sneak peek at Seattle’s new Nordic Museum Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American Ten-plus years in the making and with a price tag upwards of $48.9 million, the ribbon-cutting...

Bergen ancestry

Genealogy Detective

A monthly column putting people in touch with their Norwegian roots by Liv Marit Haakenstad + Kathy Anderson Genealogy Detective is back with a new inquiry! This time it is Rob Schnelle, who writes:...

Heidi Håvan Grosch

Farvel og takk for laget

Rønningen Ramblings with Heidi Håvan Grosch Heidi was a long-time Minnesotan until she married her favorite Norwegian, Morten, and moved to his home country of Norway. As a recent immigrant she is experiencing Norway...

Search for Thor bank ledger

The Search for Thor

Director V. revealed 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...

Oslo's iron roses

Oslo’s iron roses

A memorial to hope Tove Andersson Oslo Roses came from all over. When blacksmith Tobbe Malm started his project honoring the 77 who were killed in the bombing and massacre carried out by Anders...

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....