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Syttende Mai in Longyearbyen

The world’s northernmost Syttende Mai

Norway’s constitution gets a very special international celebration in Longyearbyen Elizabeth Bourne Longyearbyen, Svalbard Syttende Mai is special to all Norwegians and those of Norwegian descent, no matter where they live. But in Norway’s...

Vipers victorious for third straight year

In the women’s handball championships, Vipers Kristiansand continues winning streak Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo, Norway Vipers Kristiansand had to dig deep to secure the season’s third and last title, but in the end, Vipers...

In which I embarrass my cousin

Editor’s Notes: A message from Editor-in-chief Emily C. Skaftun Join the conversation! Emily C. Skaftun The Norwegian American Since 2013, my cousin, Drew*, has been the star of Syttende Mai. That’s the first year...

Byen Bakeri

Koselig in the city

Byen Bakeri serves up high quality, authentic Nordic baked goods in Seattle with warmth and hospitality Christy Olsen Field Taste of Norway Editor In a city filled with top bakeries and a sizable Scandinavian...

InspiredbyVIgeland

Norway is #InspiredByVigeland

Why are Norwegians making toast versions of Vigeland’s art? The Local #InspiredByVigeland is a Norwegian social media campaign that has challenged young artists to find new ways to draw and look at the work...

Viggo Forde

Meet Viggo Forde

Washington and Idaho’s new Honorary Consul is “humbled and honored” to serve Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American 2018 was a sad year for Norwegian Americans in the Pacific Northwest with the passing of...

“Melting under our feet”

International symposium focuses on climate change in the Arctic region Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American In late April, influencers and decision-makers in the Arctic region convened for two days at the Bell Harbor...

Also ingebretsen's

Syttende Mai from the heart

Minneapolis celebrates the holiday with a feeling of community—and a whole lot of flags Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American Norwegian Constitution Day on May 17 has long been a day that I’ve celebrated...

EU elections

EU elections affect Norway

Some of Europe’s decisions matter to Norway even though it’s not an EU member Gerard Taylor Norway Today Many electoral promises were made before the EU elections, but what exactly has the European Union...

Comics 06/14

Pondus by Frode Øverli — Sorry! I got a little too excited! — And it is my great pleasure… Lunch by Børge Lund — Oops! Someone got a nice new suit… — Discretion is...