Category: Travel

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....

Paris still capitvates the imagination

Though much has changed over the years, classic landmarks remain unforgettable Maureen Littlejohn Toronto, Canada The last time I was in Paris was 30 years ago. Notre-Dame Cathedral was standing proud, and the line...

Soak up local culture in Southwest Germany

Festivals and flowers Cynthia Elyce Rubin The Norwegian American In the summertime, when life often plays out in parks, fields, and cafés, around fountains, and in the little streets of Europe’s old cities, people...

Hike, bike, or boat through fjord Norway

Norway for adventurers Cynthia Elyce Rubin The Norwegian American There is a saying that fjords are the soul of Norway. Certainly they are a natural part of Norwegian life with outdoor adventures reigning supreme....

The eyes of the world were upon them

A father and daughter make new memories in Normandy as D-Day memories fade Maureen Littlejohn Toronto, Canada The trip had been on my mind for some time. I wanted to take a memory-making river...

Welcome to Little Norway

Poulsbo, Wash., Viking City Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American As you approach Poulsbo on Highway 305 from the Bainbridge ferry landing, you realize that you’ve entered the world of the Northwest Nordic, where...

A Greenland pioneer

An engineer among polar bears and ice Cynthia Elyce Rubin The Norwegian American Last month, I sat down with Willy Garaventa in Switzerland. He is the son of the founder of the Garaventa Company...

Britannia rules for luxury in Trondheim

After almost three years of renovation, the Britannia Hotel once again impresses David Nikel Trondheim, Norway This striking white domed building at the very heart of Trondheim opened in 1870 to cater to the...

From Jotunheimen to Svalbard

Norway’s national parks offer unmatched access to spectacular landscapes and nature David Nikel Trondheim, Norway Some of Norway’s 47 national parks are so large that about 10% of mainland Norway has protected status. While...