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Svindal takes silver in final race of career

Olympic champion retires with a thrilling Norwegian one-two The Local Olympic champion Aksel Lund Svindal retired from alpine skiing with a bang Feb. 9 as he won world downhill silver in a thrilling Norwegian...

Nikolai Astrup, Norway’s “second artist”

Born 17 years after Edvard Munch, Astrup has often been referred to as Norway’s “second artist,” having never attained the same level of international fame as Munch, both in his own day up through...

Comics 02/22

Pondus by Frode Øverli — Is your vision very bad? — No, but things got a little foggy at a distance! Now everything is sharp! — Maybe that’s the reason you landed so many ugsters?...

Historian Odd Lovoll on his Two Homelands

Book review Judith Gabriel Vinje Los Angeles, Calif. The first immigrants from Norway sailed into New York harbor on their sloop “Restauration” on Oct. 9, 1825, after a grueling voyage of 14 weeks. During...

Visit Norway’s top Viking sites

From ships to churches to living history, immerse yourself in Norse history and culture David Nikel Trondheim, Norway The Vikings left their mark on northern Europe, and important sites continue to be discovered to...

Bronze Age burial mounds

Welcome to Bronze Age Scandinavia

In this first installment, we start at the top with a look at the lives of pre-Viking chieftains Terje Birkedal Laguna Woods, Calif. Chieftains were the political movers and shakers of Bronze Age Scandinavia....

rømmegrøt

A beloved classic

Rømmegrøt, a traditional Norwegian porridge of sour cream, milk, and flour, is mostly a matter of technique and the right ingredients. Serve with cured meats and salted fish for a traditional Norwegian treat! Lynn...

Norway should promote menstrual cups

On the EDGE: An opinion column about current issues in Norway and the United States – join the conversation! Ibbie He Ås, Norway The average woman uses about 12,000 to 15,000 single-use sanitary products...

Viking ship museum

Viking ships to get new Oslo museum

Norway’s government includes construction of a new Viking Age museum in its budget Victoria Garza Norway Today As part of the Granavold Declaration, the Conservative Party, Freedom Party, Liberal Party, and Progress Party have...