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Advent in Norway

Advent in Norway is celebrated, starting four Sundays before Christmas. Norwegian advent traditions include lights, food, and a sense of anticipation. What is Advent, Anyhow? Advent means a important arrival, so the season of advent is a period of waiting for that arrival to come. For example, you may hear someone say,...

Northern Lights Make a Norwegian Night Bright

Through the ages, the aurora have created awestruck wonder in a variety of cultures. Among other things, they have been predictors of war, hope of an afterlife, and proof of dragons. In Norse mythology: “The Valkyrior are warlike virgins, mounted upon horses and armed with helmets and spears. /…/ When...

Norwegian Holidays

Norway loves it’s holidays! Government agencies, banks, and many of the businesses will be closed on official holidays. Flag days outnumber holidays, but business are generally open. They are defined by constitution and require observance by government agencies. There are also special occasions, like Mother’s Day or Midsommer’s Eve, that...

Take A Gamble On Gamelost, The Smelly Old Cheese From Norway!

From flavors to textures, Norwegian cheeses are made in some creative ways. This old cheese from Norway, spelled gamelost, gammelost, or gammalost is no exception. However you spell it, it is fun to say: GAM-mel-oost. (For those who love being right and knowing why, it’s gamelost because the only company...

Norwegian Table Prayer

The Norwegian table prayer has a long history in the Norwegian home. When the family gathers around the table, it is said before each meal. It can be spoken or sung. It also has a heartfelt place in Norwegian gatherings around the world. At Norwegian clubs, dinners, and special events you will...

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Norwegian Culture and People

Norwegian Culture and People

CULTURE! The Kingdom of Norway has a long and storied past. It is also bright and beautiful now. Learn about the language, money, customs, recipes, and so much more!
Norwegian Regions and Places

Norwegian Regions and Places

REGIONS! Did your grandparents come from Rogaland? Thinking about taking your next vacation in Northern Norway? Learn about the places that make up this great country!
Norwegian-Inspired Gifts

Norwegian-Inspired Gifts

SHOP! From T-shirts and teddy bears to clocks and dog beds, browse the Norway At Home gift shop for yourself, friends, family, business associates, and others. Enjoy!