Tag Archives: Seattle

Marit Bjørgen’s doppelgänger cheers her on

Photo courtesy of Jaffrey Bagge Which one is the real one? Bagge is flattered by comparisons to Marit Bjørgen, who won the gold medal in crosscountry skiathlon at the Sochi Olympics.

Seattle woman is a dead ringer for Norway’s gold medal-winning skier--and her new biggest fan Staff Compilation TV2 Jaffrey Bagge (30) lives in Seattle, Washington, which is Bergen’s sister city. She works as a marketing director at her parents’ catering company and never goes skiing. When a Norwegian friend a while ago showed her pictures of Olympic star Marit ...

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 ...

Architect of natural light

Award-winning architect Nils Finne reflects on his approach and influences of Nordic design Line Grundstad Hanke Line Grundstad Hanke Interior Design Through my work as an interior designer, I have had the pleasure to meet and visit with award-winning architect Nils Finne. Finne’s combination of the highest quality of craftsmanship and Nordic sensibility makes him a highly sought-after ...

A great Norwegian

Celebrating the life of Olav Trygve Lunde Olav Lunde died peacefully in his sleep in Seattle, Wash. at age 93 on Wednesday evening, May 30, 2012. During his final battle with congestive heart failure at Virginia Mason Hospital, he was surrounded by close family and friends, which gave him much joy and solace. He kept his ...

Something for all

The friendly Nisse and Troll welcome you to Scandinavian Specialties.

By Christy Olsen Field This year, Scandinavian Specialties in Seattle, Wash., is celebrating 50 years of business. The store has been a fixture in the traditionally Scandinavian neighborhood of Ballard since 1962, and it is the go-to place for the local Scandinavian community to find food, gifts and items with a Scandinavian connection. In honor of this ...

Look to the light

Photo courtesy of Nordic Heritage Museum

Nordic Heritage Museum’s annual Northern Lights Auktion in Seattle, Wash. Nordic Heritage Museum Seattle, Wash. The Nordic Heritage Museum’s annual Northern Lights Auktion will be held at the Grand Hyatt Ballroom in Seattle on Sunday, April 29. The evening begins at 4:30 p.m. with a champagne reception and silent auction. Dinner is served at 6:45 p.m. and ...

Norwegian Cultural Heritage Day & Taste of Norway in Seattle, Wash.

Celebrate Norway with the Leif Erikson Lodge in Seattle on March 24! View Larger Map The 5K Fun Run/Walk kicks off the annual Norwegian Heritage Day and Taste of Norway event in Ballard at the Leif Erikson Lodge. The race is from the Leif Erikson Lodge to the Leif Erikson statue at Shilshole and return. Registration begins ...

Let’s talk about ice

Liv Arnesen visited the Seattle area. Photo: Christy Olsen Field.

Norwegian polar experts discuss climate research in Seattle, Wash. On Feb. 21, the Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Seattle welcomed board members from the Thor Heyerdahl Institute for a presentation and discussion on climate change on Feb. 21 in Seattle, Wash. The event is part of the Chamber’s ongoing Visiting Lecture Series, and ...

Sharing our history

Photo courtesy of DSFU

Seattle's Deep Sea Fishermen's Union of the Pacific celebrates its 100th anniversary Beginning this January, family, friends, associates and members of the Deep Sea Fishermen’s Union of the Pacific are celebrating its 100th anniversary. And well they should. The Deep Sea Fishermen’s Union of the Pacific is the only union in the United States ...

Northern Lights Auktion

Northern Lights in Tromsø, Norway. Image courtesy of the Nordic Heritage Musuem. Photo by Rune Stoltz Bertinussen

Annual fundraiser benefits programs at Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle, Wash. The Nordic Heritage Museum’s annual Northern Lights Auktion will be held at the Grand Hyatt Ballroom in Seattle on Sunday, May 1. The Auktion began 26 years ago as a way to raise much-needed funds for the daily operating expenses of the museum. In the early ...