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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,...

The Science of Northern Lights

The northern lights in Norway is especially remarkable because of the backdrop of scenery. Jagged mountains, seductive seas, and a high probability of a display, especially in Northern Norway. A great deal of what we now know about the science of northern lights actually began in Norway! Scientist Kristian Olaf Bernhard...

Choosing Top Places To See In Norway

I have a love/hate relationship with these lists of places to see in Norway. On the one hand, they highlight a few cool places a lot of people planning a trip to Norway would love to cross of their list. On the other hand it leaves everything else out! It’s like saying...

Official Flag Flying Days In Norway

The only thing prettier than a picture of Norway, is a picture of Norway with a Norwegian flag flying in it! On a flag day, Norwegian government agencies must comply and residents are also encouraged to participate. The Day of the Sami People is especially colorful because the Sami flag...

Types of Norwegian Clubs and Organizations

Norwegian clubs, associations, and organizations are a great way to learn new things and meet new friends who enjoy similar interests. A seat may be waiting for you! Certain clubs are strictly Norwegian which can help you take a deep dive into your heritage, while others may be more broadly Nordic or...

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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!