News, Culture, and Travel Links

Links to Norwegian News, Culture, and Travel Websites

* Links with 🇳🇴 indicate that online/virtual classes are being offered.


Norwegian Newspapers – A list of Norwegian newspapers available online and primarily in Norwegian language, including regional, financial, and sports news links

The Nordic Page – Norway

News in Views and News from Norway 

The Local no 

Norway Today 

The Norway Post


National Museum – Explore Norway’s National Museum online collection, including over 40,000 works of art

Duluth Folk School – Duluth, Minnesota – “Work with your hands, build community, and have fun!” The Duluth Folk School is currently offering in person classes for small private groups

🇳🇴 Marine Mills Folk School – Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota – Sam-inspired bracelet and chip carving are some of the current offerings of online classes (January 2021)

🇳🇴 American Swedish Institute – Minneapolis, Minnesota – Explore the museum’s collection or schedule of virtual events and classes 

🇳🇴 Vesterheim – The National Norwegian – American Museum & Heritage Center in Decorah, Iowa – Visit virtual exhibits or register for an online class.

🇳🇴 North House Folk School – Grand Marais, Minnesota – Take an in person or virtual class, participate in virtual programs and events. The Winter Virtual Film Fest is free and open to all.

🇳🇴Wet Paint Artists’ Materials and Framing – St. Paul, Minnesota – Virtual art classes, rosemaling classes offered regularly taught by Julie Anderson

Milan Village Art School – Milan, Minnesota – Currently closed due to COVID-19, classes offered through the Milan Village Art School include Norwegian wirework, Norwegian knife making, rosemaling, Swedish wheat weaving, and so much more. Some classes are offered at Ingebresten’s Nordic Marketplace in Minneapolis. Please continue to check the link above for opening information and class offerings.

Ingebretsen’s Nordic Marketplace – Minneapolis, Minnesota – Shop or take a class! Planning is underway for 2021 virtual classes, so keep checking for updates.

Norway House, The National Norwegian Center in America – Minneapolis, Minnesota – Features the Gallery at Norway House, the Minnesota Peace Initiative, and the Edvard Grieg Music Initiative

🇳🇴 Skill Share – Online only – Online creative environment offering free and pay classes of all kinds, including painting and language.

🇳🇴 Cooks of Crocus Hill – Stillwater, St. Paul, and Minneapolis, Minnesota – Shop, learn, celebrate with Cooks and all things foodie. Cooks is constantly adding classes to their lineup, including an upcoming virtual evening with Marcus Samuelsson (January 2021).

🇳🇴 Textile Center – Minneapolis, Minnesota – Not specifically Scandinavian you, the Textile Center offers shopping, exhibitions, workshops, and classes related to fiber art. In person and virtual classes are offered (January 2021).

🇳🇴 Nordic Center – Duluth, Minnesota – With the missions of sharing Nordic culture with the greater community, the Nordic Center offers exhibits and classes online and in person. Watch this space for upcoming classes

Lefse King – Minneapolis, Minnesota – Shop, read, learn about all things lefse from Synnøve-Nordkap member Gary Legwold. Gary teaches in November and December. He also posts on his blog about lefse and lutefisk.

Lefse Time – Online only – This site has a store for lefse making supplies, recipes, videos, and a blog about Scandinavian baking. There is even a recipe for lefse without potatoes. What?!

St. Olaf College – Northfield, Minnesota – St. Olaf offers many concerts and recitals online on demand with video and audio. 

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra – St. Paul, Minnesota – SPCO offers an extensive online concert library, including performances of pieces by Scandinavian composers like Edvard Grieg.

🇳🇴 Smithsonian Institution – Washington, DC – View online exhibits and images, watch videos, and read stories in the Smithsonian’s online searchable museum. The Smithsonian also offers many free and priced online events on varying topics.

🇳🇴 Mindekirken Norwegian Language and Culture Program – Minneapolis, Minnesota – A wide variety of Norwegian language classes and travel seminars are being offered online (January 2021).

Dokumentasjons – prosjektet contains numerous links to Norwegian cultural information and museums

Allrecipes, Scandinavian recipes

Ny Form Troll International Collectors Club, commercial site not endorsed by our lodge


Atlas Obscura – Unusual attractions in Norway

Norwegian Government Information provided by Norwegian Government Security and Service Organisation (G.S.S.O.)

Facts and cultural information about Norway from Country Reports

Travel information from PlanetWare

Travel and tourist information from TravelNotes

All things Trondheim

World Atlas — History and facts about Norway

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