The Scandinavian Jazz Church in New Orleans

The Scandinavian Jazz Church in New Orleans

Formerly known as the Norwegian Seamen’s Church, The Scandinavian Jazz Church continues its monthly jazz service which has been held since 1905. The reason is...
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Wreck Diving In Norway

Narvik, in Arctic Norway, was an important harbor at the outbreak of World War II, and was the site of an intense battle between...

Norse Beer – Viking Style

Do you believe in fairy tales? Imagine a place cradled among grand mountains, waterfalls and deep fjords. Imagine a place honoring Norse mythology and...
Art and culture in Norway

Art and Culture in Norway

After being a world power during the Viking Age, Norway went through various unions with and occupations by Denmark and Sweden until independence in...

Oscarhall Summer Palace in Oslo

The beautiful Oscarhall summer palace at Bygdøy, Oslo, was built during the period 1847-1852, commissioned by King Oscar I. From Oscarshall there’s a view...
The Largest Wooden Building in Northern Europe

The Largest Wooden Building in Northern Europe

The wooden palace in Trondheim, Norway, was built in the 1770s as a private home for the affluent councellor Schøller’s widow Cecilie Christine von...

The Scandinavian Herring Adventure

In the early Middle Ages, the sound between Sweden and Denmark was so full of herrings that the water seemed to boil. When the...

Bust of Russian Cosmonaut Unveiled in Norway

The Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, who was the first man in space, had his bust unveiled in Bergen, Norway, 14 September. Gagarin visited Bergen...
In the Footsteps of a Swedish Crusader

In the Footsteps of a Swedish Crusader

In Western Sweden you can follow in the footsteps of a Swedish crusader, the fictional Arn Magnusson, created by the Swedish author Jan Guillot.     If...
The Doomsday Vault in Norway That Stores Crops and Data

The Doomsday Vault in Norway That Stores Crops and Data

The World has already over 1,700 gene-banks holding collections of food crops for safekeeping. Many of these are, however, vulnerable, exposed for disasters as...

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Norway, Naturally

Norway, Naturally

Author Trygve Sunde Kolderup has produced an excellent guide to 60 unique Norwegian outdoor experiences and places to stay. Kolderup is manager of Hvitserk,...
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