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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...

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,...

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 Currency

Norwegian currency is used across all of Norway and Svalbard. It is accepted on a random and unofficial basis along the ports and borders in Sweden, Finland, and Denmark. History of the Norwegian Krone This history is intentionally incomplete as changes occur frequently, but hits some highlights. 2012:  The end...

The General Regions of Norway

The counties of Norway are often divided into five traditional geographical regions called landsdeler (country parts). It is nice to have an idea of these regions because it may come up in conversation, making travel arrangements, or researching genealogy or history. The Five Regions of Norway Below the regions are listed in English then...

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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!