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For the term "Birkebeiner".
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Norway’s “gods” of winter sports

Norwegian American sports editor Michael Kleiner provides a brief history of skiing and skating in Norway that may provide an explanation for the nation’s dominance in the two sports in the Winter Olympics.

Vesterheim barneløp

Vesterheim to hold a barneløp ski/walk

Winter fun for kids Vesterheim Decorah, Iowa Get outside and enjoy the winter at barneløpet, a non-competitive ski or walk event for the community’s youngest skiers, ages 3 to 13. The collaborative Vesterheim Museum...

2016 Gift Guide

The Norwegian American offers a new gift guide filled with ideas of what to buy your Scandinavian-loving loved one.

Why skiing with dogs is the cat’s meow

A look at skijoring and other unique forms of animal-powered locomotion Barbara K. Rostad Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho Barkie Birkie may sound like the latest tongue twister or look like a mangled version of...

Birchlegs 101: History and The Last King

The background you need to fully appreciate Norway’s newest international hit film Terje Birkedal Anchorage, Alaska Yes, you are in for another Norwegian history lesson. I can’t stop myself. I am so excited; the...

Film review: The Last King bids welcome to Ragnarök

Linda Warren Washington, D.C. In The Last King, director Nils Gaup tells the story of a heroic rescue that changed Norwegian History. The “facts” of the story come from the Saga of Haakon Haakonson....

New goals for Birken legend

Octogenarian Gunnar Tronsmoen plans to double pole entire distance from Rena to Lillehammer in this year’s race Molly Jones Norwegian American Weekly He may already have 33 Birkebeinerrennet class victories, but Gunnar Tronsmoen has...

An American in Norway

St. Olaf’s Fulbright scholar to research diabetes and cracking the Norwegian shell Kari Heistad Edina, Minn. “Home is where the heart is.” But for many Norwegian Americans, it can feel like half of that...

Motherhood and war

Debut novel by Jeff Foltz tells the story of the Birkebeiners By Christy Olsen Field Norwegian American Weekly A passion for cross-country skiing can take some unexpected turns. Just ask Jeff Foltz, author of...

Celebrate Christmas with the Norwegians

Princess Märtha Louise brings Christmas greetings to 100 million Americans For Norwegians and Americans dazzled by the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer in 1994, NRK’s Christmas concert from Hamar will surely bring memories. Since 2004,...