Category: Norwegian Heritage

Aquavit - Akevitt


It means “life’s water” and has been called the nectar of the gods. It’s aquavit, and there is nothing tastier for a Syttende mai toast!

Prince Harald

A holiday of resilience

With the cancellation of the 2020 Syttende mai celebration by the 17th of May Committee in Brooklyn, N.Y., Victoria Hofmo reflects on the holiday’s history.

Lofoten Islands - World War II

Lofoten Raid

Relive the excitement of the Lofoten Raid in March 1941 with Rasmus Falck, captain in the Norwegian Army reserves, who served in the Arctic region.