Category Archives: Technology

Smartphones add a new twist to travel

Photo: Phil Campbell / Flickr Does it seem like people are on their phones all the time? Smartphones are an invaluable resource for travelers, letting tourists research hotels, restaurants, and attractions.

An increasing number of foreign tourists are planning their entire trips, all the way down to their menu choices, using smartphone apps that access online reviews Larrie Wanberg Features Editor Sipping coffee at a sidewalk café at Olsen’s Danish Village Bakery and Coffee Shop in Solvang, California is an ideal place to observe tourists that line the streets ...

New from Norway

The Canary Digital Radon Detector. The Canary is battery powered, about the size of a large cell-phone and can be easily placed in a test space. It uses a sensitive, electronic element to “actively” detect radon gas and display measurements in real-time. It was developed by Norwegian scientists and is manufactured in Norway by Corentium.

New Norwegian technology allows for quick and easy at-home radon tests John Erik Stacy Seattle, Wash. Norwegians are well aware of insidious health danger of naturally occurring radon gas. Radon can seep from the earth into homes and work-places, and the buildings of Norway – often built into living rock and well insulated against the winds of winter ...

A new resource

 Photo courtesy of Neil Hofland. Neil Hofland works on his website, www.norwayancestors.com.

Are your Norwegian ancestors from Inner Sogn? There is a new way to find them By Linda Sharp Finding your Norwegian ancestors just got easier if you are descended from the Inner Sogn. Neil Hofland’s website, www.norwayancestors.com, is the brainchild of a man who has made a 25-year hobby of a childhood dream that he recalls having ...

Learn Norwegian from your phone!

Elizabeth Navarro and her team bring their creativity and entrepreneurial skills from Mexico to Norway with the creation of “ABC for Adults” Jess Larsen Norwegian American Weekly Intern In today’s world, with technology becoming an increasingly important part of our lives, education and language instruction must keep up. The newest wave of education instruction is by way of ...

Join the conversation

Four translators who specialize in Norwegian – English translation work, from left: Irene Levin Berman, Erling Dugan, Tynlee Roberts and Vigdis Eriksen.

Four translators share their experiences of working in language as a profession By Christy Olsen Field Norwegian American Weekly In today’s increasingly globalized world, translators play an important role in technical and cultural communication. They move effortlessly from Norwegian to English (and often several other languages as well), keeping the lines of communication clear with clear, straightforward translations ...

Affordable travel for all

  Proof is in the savings: Norwegian shows how smart new technology can lower travel costs Christy Olsen Field and Kelsey Larson Norwegian American Weekly Norway’s high cost of living can cause a lot of sticker shock for tourists and residents alike, but airline travel shouldn’t be one of them, thanks to forward-thinking airline Norwegian. Celebrating its 10th anniversary ...

We’re going digital!

New digital platform available to all Weekly subscribers and advertisers Like the Norwegian American Weekly in print, but wish it was available online? Look no further – we are launching our digital edition with our annual Business Issue! This interactive platform will be available to all current print subscribers starting Sept. 28. Says managing editor Christy ...

Off the beaten tourist path

From the salmon safari at Mo Laksegard, the authentic cultural experiences at Fausko Skysstasjon to the vintage style of Energihotellet, Heritage Hotels offers a special experience to every visitor. Photo: Energihotellet

Cozy up at a heritage hotel for a personalized, unforgettable Norwegian experience By Christy Olsen Field, Norwegian American Weekly For a fresh way to experience Norway, go back to Norway’s rural roots by staying at a heritage hotel. From old farms to a vintage 1960s hotel, options abound for the ultimate Norwegian experience. Heritage Hotels is a ...

Norwegian in the kitchen

Using orange blossom honey in Norwegian Orange Honey Cake creates a remarkable aroma. Photo courtesy of Outside Oslo.

“Outside Oslo” blog explores Scandinavian heritage through cooking and baking at home By Christy Olsen Field Norwegian American Weekly Blogging, a personal journal on the Internet, is a way to share opinions, document daily life, connect with others who share interests. Blogs range from personal diaries to an international online community of readers about virtually any subject one ...

A whole new way to connect

Dr. Melissa Gjellstad, Assistant Professor of Languages in Norwegian at the University of North Dakota, launched an online Norwegian course, the first of its kind in North America. Photo: Jackie Lorentz / University of North Dakota

Dr. Melissa Gjellstad shares her thoughts about UND’s online Norwegian course By Dr. Melissa Gjellstad The University of North Dakota launched the inaugural semester of an online first year Norwegian course in January 2011. The two semester series of NORW 101 and 102 has been offered in various constellations during spring, summer, and autumn semesters since the ...