Tagged: Telemark

Of mining, money & misfortune

Telemark’s mining history—a long journey, a violent uprising, and a minting of money Bjorn Olsen Skien, Norway Centuries before emigration to America, one of the most dramatic stories in Telemark history occurred. The first...

Out of the guidebook: Telemarkskanalen

Finn Roed West Bloomfield, Mich. Skien is the beginning of the Telemarks­kanalen, a unique water route. Most Americans seem unaware of this unique tourist attraction. Yet it’s really very old. The canal was finished...

The cradle of modern skisport

Morgedal is a small valley with a big claim to fame – Telemark skiing was born here When planning a trip to Norway, Morgedal isn’t a destination that often comes to mind. The name...

A warm, delicious grøtmiddag

Risengrynsgrøt is a perfect after-ski meal By Kelsey Larson In Telemark, Norway, January and February are cold, snowy months in which everyone has something in common: cross-country skis strapped to their feet. At the...

Grenades discovered in Skien garden

Residents had to stay away from their homes for several hours after a grenade discovery. It was just after 12 o’clock on Monday that a garden owner discovered something unusual and unwelcome on his...

Across Telemark to the Hardanger

Cousins travel to Norway and experience and the charm and mystique of the beautiful fjords By Janni Belgum Sicamous, B.C. Norwegian American Weekly My cousin Joyce Johnson and I first visited Norway, from which...

Backing Norway´s skiing heroes of tomorrow

A five-year collaboration agreement has been signed by Statoil with the Norwegian Ski Federation on developing talented skiers, with a key place assigned to the Team Heroes of Tomorrow. This talent group will comprise...

Høstfest: Norwegian WWII Soldier Shares Stories

Many booths around Høstfest in Minot, North Dakota showcased different talents, but for one man it was not about talent, but his story, reports Kfyrtv.com 89-year old Harold Hanson, from Sioux Falls, SD has been coming...

2009 Hardanger Fiddle Music and Dance Workshop

Norwegian National Treasure Hauk Buen joining Kenneth de Gala and Olav Sem at HFAA Workshops on July 16 – 19 at the Folklore Village, Dodgeville, WI. The HFAA will bring back hardingfele master Hauk Buen...