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“You can take the girl out the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl.”

Isfjorden in winter.

Yes, at age 18, trying my wings, I left my home in Isfjorden, which is a small village in Romsdal, and came to the United States.

Breathtaking view from Romsdal Mountains.

After an experience-rich childhood in my country full of beautiful, breathtaking nature, history, old Nordic customs and folk tales still sing in my soul. Sometimes I "go back" to my fun-filled days of hiking in our mountains; picking wild strawberries and catching brook trout with my bare hands.

I left behind the stories of terrible looking Norwegian trolls, huldrer and fairytales that live in the caves and halls in Norway's huge, tall blue mountains. These creatures also lurk underneath old stone bridges in villages and towns. The memories of all these stories of old are still part of me.

 Norwegian troll-1
Norwegian Troll

Norwegian traditions, a bit of history; a peek at the arts, foods, and flavors of Scandinavia and a way of life are some of the things I brought with me to the USA, the great international melting pot called America.

the scream skriket by eward munch
The Scream/Skriket in Norwegian (1910)
One of four versions of this famous painting by the Norwegian artist,
Edward Munch displayed at the Munch Museum, Oslo.


Cruise Ship on the Fjord
Photo: Arna Haga

When people ask me, "Where are you from?" (I still have a Norwegian accent.) I sing my answer back... "All the way from Norway"

If you browse around on my pages you will find photos, stories, facts from my Nordic country. Find out about Norwegian Foods, here

christmas blotkake
Norwegian Christmas Blotkake

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Norwegian Jarlsberg Cheese
a lean and tasty type of Swiss cheese.

When I arrived in the United States, I couldn't wait to take a trip to a store, so "right off the boat", I went to the corner market to buy a large head of lettuce - it was green and round - I came back with cabbage and everybody had a good laugh, including me.

I didn't want to ask for help — must be the Norwegian Viking spirit in me. It sounds dumb, but I didn't go shopping for groceries at home.

That’s pretty much the way I still am — sassy, stubborn, independent, and adventurous — wanting to do things my way. Most of the time I land on my feet, but sometimes- NOT


Replica of a Viking house from the Iron Age
located in my hometown, by Hen Skole Isfjorden Romsdal

Oh, in case you want to know the meaning of the word "hei" - it is the same as the greeting hi or hello, but not the same as saying hello on the telephone - that is "hallo".

Viking Map (left)

Hang on to your hats - here we go to Norway. Hei!

mini Vikingship

Mini Viking Ship

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Viking Blog
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