Category: Travel

Michael Kleiner comes home to Norway

In this edition of “Michael Kleiner returns to Norway,” the Kleiners spend time in Olso, inclduing a visit to Frognerseteren overlooking the city and fjord.

Remote possibilities in Vardø

The island town on the outermost point of Finnmark has a deceptively complex life Andy Meyer The Norwegian American Almost half of Norway lies above the Arctic Circle. But it cannot be said that...

Weird and wonderful Iceland

Rugged beauty, explosive geysers, and tiny horses Robin Cherry Red Hook, N.Y. Iceland is green, and Greenland is icy. How to explain these misleading monikers? Medieval marketing. Norwegian explorer Hrafna-Flóki Vilgerðarson reached Iceland in...

Svart Glacier Hotel

Snøhetta creates an Arctic jewel in harmony with nature Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. By the time winter sets in, most travelers long for soft sandy beaches, where thermometers reach a steady 85 degrees Fahrenheit....

Michael Kleiner comes home to Norway

Writer returns with the third generation to be reunited with friends Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American Part 3: Flåm Monday, July 1, 2019 We managed to get up and out the door.  Angela couldn’t drive...

In the tracks of Sonja Henie

Sun Valley rolls out the red carpet for the ultimate Hollywood ski getaway Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American A ski vacation should be one of the highlights of your year, and you want...

Michael Kleiner

Michael Kleiner comes home to Norway

Writer returns with the third generation to be reunited with friends Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American This is the second installment of a series of articles by The Norwegian American Sports and Business Editor...

Visit Hoth 2020

A gathering for Star Wars fans in Finse, Norway Liliane Opsomer Birmingham, Ala. In 1979, George Lucas chose Finse, Norway, for the film location for Star Wars Episode V—The Empire Strikes Back, and who...

On the trail of Knud Knudsen

Explore the Hardanger region following the footsteps of a celebrated Norwegian photographer Kirsten Roverud Heine Decorah, Iowa Travel Editor’s note: Kirsten Roverud Heine has organized and planned the tour,  “Through the lens: Images of...

Living the Norwegian-American dream

The story of Leif Eie, airline executive, role model, and friend Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American “Leif Eie truly came to this country with nothing—but with hard work, determination, and talent, he became...