Category: Travel

Go Viking to Scotland: part one

From the Galloway Hoard exhibit in Edinburgh to the Viking-established Orkney Islands Cynthia Elyce Rubin The Norwegian American “To go Viking” was originally a verb phrase used by Scandinavians to describe traveling overseas. I...

Sightseeing in the Stockholm archipelago

Beyond Norway David Nikel Trondheim, Norway After so many monthly columns about destinations in Norway, I feel it’s time to spread my wings. Because of the excellent transportation links, many people visiting Norway look...

A major milestone for Norwegian hikers

150 years of trekking Maureen B. Larson Decorah, Iowa The Norwegian Trekking Association, Den Norske Turistforening (DNT), is a national organization in Norway that was conceived by Thomas Heftye on Jan. 21, 1868, making...

Visit a Soviet ghost town in Norway

Pyramiden is an abandoned Russian mining town in Svalbard, at the top of the world Elizabeth Bourne Seattle “Ghost town” evokes images of the Old West towns where the gold rush came and went....

Get a taste of Europe’s northernmost point

Breakfast at North Cape Tove Andersson Oslo The Hurtigruten ferry arrives twice daily. Hundreds of nature-loving tourists are amazed at the natural settings and look forward to leaving the ship. The harbor of Honningsvåg,...

Longyearbyen - silver bear

At home in Svalbard

An artist’s dispatches from Norway’s land of ice bears Elizabeth Bourne Seattle “Congratulations. Now you live here,” said the librarian at the Svalbard folkebibliotek as she handed me my new purple and white library...

Icelanders drive the California coast

The road-tripping adventures of Ørn and Moa continue with a tour of iconic Route 1 M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Editor’s preface: Last spring, The Norwegian American correspondent and Oslo-area resident M. Michael Brady...

David Nikel - Kristiansand

Exploring Norway’s sunny south

Less visited than the fjords, Norway’s southern coastline is brimming with summer charm David Nikel Trondheim, Norway Aside from cruise ship calls at Kristiansand, very few international tourists experience the Norwegian summer along Norway’s...

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,...