Category: Norway Near You

NY consulate

Welcome home in New York!

On June 11, the Norwegian NY Consulate had an unexpected type of party—a housewarming. Guests were greeted by the gracious Consul General Harriet Berg.

bundt cake

The art and science of the Bundt cake

Gallery exhibition explores the iconic pans Carstens Smith Ingebretsen’s Bundt cakes are everywhere—providing desserts at potlucks, getting comedic cameos in movies like My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and making noteworthy appearances on The Great...

MS Roald Amundsen

Hurtigruten to hold Antarctic ceremony

Christened by ice Hurtigruten Seattle, Wash. Hurtigruten, the world leader in exploration travel, will christen the world’s first hybrid electric–powered expedition cruise ship this fall in Antarctica. MS Roald Amundsen was named after the...

Lake Mills, Iowa’s own Nissedal

During this town’s sesquicentennial year, we look at its very Norwegian origins Jim Dietz-Kilen Lake Mills, Iowa This is the sesquicentennial year for Lake Mills, a town that straddles the south side of Iowa’s...

A vision of the mid-century mother

New at Norway House Norway House Minneapolis, Minn. Wayzata, Minn.-born Judy Olausen entered the University of Minnesota planning to study architecture. When a class she planned to take was full, she substituted a course...

Viggo Forde

Meet Viggo Forde

Longtime Greater Seattle resident Viggo Forde had been appointed as the new Honorary Consul for Norway to Washington and Idaho.

Norway supports Norway House

The Norwegian government has pledged NOK 1.5 million toward new event center Norway House Minneapolis, Minn. Norway has pledged NOK 1.5 million (around $175,000) to Norway House in Minneapolis. The funds will help to...

Vesterheim gets under your skin

Vesterheim Decorah, Iowa Tattoos have never been more popular. In fact, today, almost one in three Americans has a tattoo. “Tattoo: Identity through Ink,” the exhibit opening June 1 at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American...