Category: Travel

Catching the Arctic Illness in Svalbard

Are people nuts to love the high north? I go to (almost) the end of the earth to find out Emily C. Skaftun The Norwegian American “Why are you going to Svalbard?” was the...

Travel the world from your armchair!

Double exposure Cynthia Elyce Rubin The Norwegian American The stereoscope and stereograph, or stereo view, long ago captured America’s creative imagination. An early version of the stereoscope had been perfected by 1838, but it...

Time travel in Gudvangen’s Viking Valley

At Njardarheimr, near Flåm, visitors get a taste of ancient crafts, warfare, and even food Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American Modernity met history as my family docked at Gudvangen on July 2. We didn’t...

Stoughton - Livsreise

Stopping in Stoughton

Norway meets Midwest in Wisconsin Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American As reported on its official website, the city of Stoughton, Wis., is known for its annual Syttende Mai celebration and as the birthplace...

Telemark

Telemark is packed with attractions

This lesser-visited region is known for its vast forests, valleys, skiing, and rural churches David Nikel Trondheim, Norway The birthplace of skiing, Telemark is a historic inland region of southern Norway often skipped by...

Inside Ingebretsen’s Nordic Marketplace

This Minn. destination is more than a store Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American Recently, I had the good fortune to travel to Minneapolis, where I quickly learned that no trip is complete without...

Trøndelag

Trøndelag, historic heart of Norway

From Nidaros to Røros to nature and industry, the region has something for everyone Cynthia Elyce Rubin The Norwegian American Trøndelag is centrally situated between northern Norway and the south and consists of the...

barcelona

The ABCs of Barcelona

Spain’s cultural gem appeals to all David Nikel Trondheim, Norway Cheap flights from all over Norway have seen increased numbers of Norwegians heading for this corner of northeast Spain in recent years. Popular as...

Chelberg Farm

Midsummer in green meadows

A cherished tradition is alive and well at Chelberg Farm in Chesterton, Indiana Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American Throughout all of Scandinavia, Midsummer festivals have been held on summer solstice since pagan times....

New cruises highlight nature’s beauty

Visit Flåm Cynthia Elyce Rubin The Norwegian American Fjord Cruise Hjørundfjord Discover the majestic Sunnmøre Alps from the Hjørundfjord between Ålesund and Øye. Travel through unspoiled nature in a dramatic, rugged, and varied landscape....