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Time travel in Gudvangen’s Viking Valley

At Njardarheimr, near Flåm, visitors get a taste of ancient crafts, warfare, and even food Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American Modernity met history as my family docked at Gudvangen on July 2. We didn’t...

KV Svalbard

Norwegian ship reaches North Pole

126 years after Nansen’s attempt, KV Svalbard reaches 90 degrees N Victoria Garza Norway Today The Norwegian Coast Guard ship KV Svalbard on Aug. 21 achieved what the Arctic sailors Fridtjof Nansen and Roald...

Nicole Brekkaa

The American dream of Norway

Part 6: Nicole Brekkaa Ingerid Jordal Odda, Norway “I always say that I am a U.S. citizen, but 100% Norwegian. I think it’s important to keep the relationship going between our countries,” says Nicole...

Folk Art School

Folk art is made new at Vesterheim

The museum’s Folk Art School has a new director, a new apprentice program and a new goal of connecting traditional Norwegian arts with their contemporary descendants Jim Dietz-Kilen Des Moines, Iowa The Folk Art...

Stoughton - Livsreise

Stopping in Stoughton

Norway meets Midwest in Wisconsin Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American As reported on its official website, the city of Stoughton, Wis., is known for its annual Syttende Mai celebration and as the birthplace...

Ragnhild Gabrielsen

Full-time studies + part-time job = poor mental health

On the EDGE: An opinion column about current issues in Norway and the United States—Join the conversation! Ragnhild Gabrielsen Oslo, Norway Working a part-time job while studying can jeopardize students’ mental health. Combining work...

Beginner's Norwegian

Beginner’s Norwegian

Book review: Beginner’s Norwegian by Laura Ziukaite-Hansen Margo Sorenson Mukilteo, Wash. Anyone wanting to learn Norwegian probably has a really good reason to do so—mostly involved with family and ancestry—because since most Norwegians are...

Norsk Høstfest

Destination: Norsk Høstfest in Minot, ND

Experience the music, arts & crafts, and culinary delights of five Nordic countries in a day Sunnie Sundquist Mt. Vernon, Wash. Pure Scandimonium! An appropriate theme for Norsk Høstfest, celebrating 42 years. Visually, the...