Category: Norwegian Heritage

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...

Norway’s other revolution

Over a century after Eidsvoll, Norwegians organized against the “1 Percent”—and won George Lakey Philadelphia, Penn. George Lakey recently retired from Swarthmore College, where he was the Eugene M. Lang Professor for Issues in...

Dale of Norway

The sweater that broke the internet

Dale of Norway and The Nordic Shop launch “Podium” to unprecedented demand Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American For 140 years, Dale of Norway has been crafting premium woolen knitwear. The company bases its...

Torskeklubben New York

Torskeklubben New York turns 45

Rune Engebretsen Pioneer Valley, Mass. On April 5, 45 years of cod and red wine were celebrated at the Cosmopolitan Club in Manhattan. Fifty men and women gathered at a black-tie gala to commemorate...