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Rye & Banana Bread

In the June issue of Viking, entrepreneur and author Brontë Aurell shared recipes from her book, “ScandiKitchen Summer.” And while banana bread might not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of traditional Scandinavian eats, Aurell has a cooking mind of her own. Check out her banana recipe with a special Scandi twist.
By |June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Rye & Banana Bread

Pride—Human Rights for All

Last year we celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. While most people probably have a vague idea of what fundamental human rights are, we live in a part of the world where many—myself included—probably take them more or less for granted.

By |May 28th, 2019|Categories: Blog|1 Comment

Day Trip: Oslo to Lillehammer

Ahh, day trips. A time to recharge and discover a town’s cultural allure, heritage and quaint quirks. In the May issue of Viking, we took readers on quick day getaways from Oslo and Bergen...
By |May 20th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Day Trip: Oslo to Lillehammer

Norwegian-Sami Music Group on the Rise

In the International Year of Indigenous Languages, Sami-influenced music group KEiiNO has been selected to represent Norway at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest this month. The group, consisting of Sami songwriter and rapper Fred Buljo and Norwegian singers Alexandra Rotan and Tom Hugo...
By |May 14th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Norwegian-Sami Music Group on the Rise

Prison Prizes Respect

Halden Fengsel, Norway’s second-largest prison, is a facility that emphasizes respect and focuses on the rehabilitation of its inmates. The prison opened in 2010 and although considered a high-security prison, it has no conventional security devices.
By |May 13th, 2019|Categories: Blog|1 Comment

Summer Travel Notes

If your travels take you to Norway this summer, be ready to experience all the drama and beauty the country has to offer: Intricacies of a vast coastline. Mesmerizing waterfalls. Diverse species of native birds. Hiking trails. Glorious beaches.
By |May 12th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Summer Travel Notes

Make that Surplus Tax Refund Work for You

Sure, treat yourself to a new pair of shoes or see that award-winning film before the month is out. Then, jump in and consider the best way to use your tax refund. Here are some ideas. 1. Pay off debt - Don't let those credit cards get the best of you...
By |May 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Make that Surplus Tax Refund Work for You

Timeless Ideas Guide Norway’s Foreign Policy

Every May, Norwegians all over the world celebrate Syttende Mai, Norway’s Constitution Day. Signed 205 years ago, Norway’s is the second-oldest written constitution in the world that is still in use. The oldest, which in many ways served as a model for Norway’s founding fathers, is the American Constitution.
By |May 7th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Timeless Ideas Guide Norway’s Foreign Policy

Admired Leader

Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg, has championed many facets since her 2013 election, from sustainability to global solutions, all while leading the “land of the midnight sun.” Not only that, but as mentioned in the May issue of Viking...
By |May 1st, 2019|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Admired Leader