Category: Travel

Vanse

Oppskrift for my Norwegian heart

Red, white, and blue Mona Anita K. Olsen, PhD Cornell University Each time I return to work on my family’s 1931 home in Borhaug, a quaint fishing area on the southwest coast of Norway,...

Chasing the northern lights

Travel writer visits Norway Maureen Littlejohn Toronto, Canada “Oppmerksomhet!” The purser’s voice called out urgently then switched to English. “Attention, attention!” I was in the dining room, a forkful of baked salmon midway to...

There’s always something new in Oslo

A capital in flux David Nikel Trondheim, Norway I’ve long said that it’s worth at least a couple of days exploring Oslo before heading off to the fjords. This is especially true for Norwegian...

Norwegian-American fish tales (& tours)

The Norwegian-American Historical Association is exploring Lake Superior’s fishy history this summer, and you can too—any time Amy Boxrud Northfield, Minn. This summer, the Norwegian-American Historical Association (NAHA) plans to explore the special history...

Norwegian roadside

Minnesotan small towns think BIG

Colossal roadside attractions put Norwegian-American legends on the map Cynthia Elyce Rubin The Norwegian American The state of Minnesota has attracted a multitude of ethnic groups, and Norwegians are one of the largest. The...

Railway

Miners and rail lines and bears, oh my!

Ofotbanen, legendary iron-hauling railway, is a trip through history and wild landscapes M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Above the Arctic Circle in Norway, Ofotbanen is a rail line like no other. It’s the world’s...

Kanunas

Norway’s “Travel Boys” visit Kaunas

The Reisegutta bloggers were pleasantly surprised by a weekend in the Lithuanian city Cynthia Elyce Rubin The Norwegian American Editor’s Note: It is not uncommon for an editor to receive an unsolicited press release...

Stuttgart chef Vincent Klink

Stuttgart goes gourmet

Michelin Stars, wine, beer & chocolate await Cynthia Elyce Rubin The Norwegian American Stuttgart, the capital of the German state of Baden-Württemberg in the southwest of Germany, is emerging as a foodie’s destination. This...

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All aboard for art!

Hurtigruten partners with Queen Sonja Print Award to bring art to hybrid ships Hurtigruten Norway When the world’s first hybrid-powered expedition ship, MS Roald Amundsen, embarks on its maiden voyage, every piece of art...