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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...

Norwegian Royal Anthem

The Royal Anthem of Norway is called Kongesangen which means King’s Song. It is to honor the King (or one day, perhaps Queen) of Norway. It is used on ceremonial occasions, for example, before His Majesty’s annual New Year’s Eve speech. It is separate and different from the National Anthem...

Table Prayer: Be Present At Our Table, Lord

The song Be Present At Our Table, Lord is one of several that can be sung as an English or Norwegian table prayer at meals. As an predominately Lutheran country since 1537, to say this song has a long tradition in Norway is no exaggeration! The music is attributed to the Genevan Psalter (a...

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...

Freaky Foods From Norway

Believe me, you don’t run a website and a flock of social media pages about a topic unless you really, really like it. That doesn’t mean there aren’t some quirks that may cause the occasional raised eyebrow! Some items from Norway traditional foods may be somewhat of an, shall we say,...

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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!