All posts by norwegianonline

  • Norway is regarded as the birthplace of skiing

    Norway is regarded as the birth place of modern skiing. The word “ski” is Norwegian and simply means “piece of wood” or “cleft piece of wood”. Contrary to English, the word “ski” is not a verb (only...

    • Posted May 12, 2015
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  • Norway has more lakes than Finland aka “The Land of 1,000 Lakes.”

    Although Finland has been named ” The Land of a Thousand Lakes”, Norway’s lakes do in fact  far outnumber Finland’s. About 450,000 (half million) lakes in Norway are identified, compared to the 188,000 lakes in Finland. About...

    • Posted May 12, 2015
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  • Norway also boasts the world’s longest tunnel

    The longest tunnel in the world extends 15.2 miles (24.5 km) between the cities of Laerdal and Aurland in western Norway. Known as the Lærdal Tunnel (or Lærdalstunnelen in Norwegian), the tunnel’s construction lasted five years and...

    • Posted May 11, 2015
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  • Hip Hip Hooray for 17 May in Carderock Park

    Join us in Celebrating the Bicentennial of Norway’s Constitution Day! Join us May 17 as we celebrate the Norwegian Constitution, the single-most important document in our nation’s history. It is our declaration of independence a statement of...

    • Posted May 11, 2015
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  • Celebrate Syttende Mai, Norway’s Constitution Day, at Vesterheim Museum

    DECORAH, Iowa — Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, will celebrate Syttende Mai, Norway’s “Constitution Day,” Saturday, May 16, with a traditional Children’s Parade, Nordic Dancers, a Foot-Notes street dance, concerts by Decorah Youth choirs,...

    • Posted May 11, 2015
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  • Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce invites you to this year’s Syttende Mai Celebration Gala

    Together with the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Sons of Norway, Norwegian Society, Lakselaget DC, Den norske dameklubben and The Norwegian Church Service in Washington, The Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce invites you to take part in celebrating Norway’s Constitution...

    • Posted May 11, 2015
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  • Celebrate 17th of May with Nordkap Lodge, Sons of Norway

    Parade around noon, hot dogs, ice cream, games. Wear your bunad for the bunad show and bring a Norwegian dessert if you can. Sunday, May 17, 2015 at the Swedish Club, 22398 Ruth Street, Farmington Hills, Michigan....

    • Posted May 11, 2015
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  • Norwegian Constitution Day Parade in Brooklyn

    Spring is here once again, so plan to come out and celebrate the 63rd Annual Norwegian Constitution Day Parade, scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 17th at 1:30pm on Third Avenue in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. The...

    • Posted May 11, 2015
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  • More Americans visit Norway

    Never have so many Americans travelled to Norway. The ingredients are the Disney movie Frozen, more direct flights, and hard work. – We have seen an increase in 35 percent in 2014 in American tourists travelling to...

    • Posted May 11, 2015
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