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Get connected with the Norwegian Embassy in the United States, and Norwegian cultural events and happenings in the greater Washington, D.C. area. Learn more about the Embassy`s work in the United States and abroad. Norway was ranked as the best country to live in by the United Nations annual Human Development Report for 2015. The overarching goal of Norwegian foreign policy is to safeguard and promote Norway’s interests – our values, our security and our welfare. The Government is committed to doing all it can to ensure that decades of progress in the areas of democracy, human rights, free trade and international cooperation are not reversed. Read more about Norway`s Foreign Policy here:(http://www.norway.or.ke/Global/NorwegianPrioritiesUNGA70%20-%20OVERVIEW.pdf). The Embassy reserves the right to delete posts that are perceived as offensive, abusive, threatening or off topic. This includes but is not limited to statements that are defamatory, pornographic or racist.

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Coming soon to a screen near you📽️🎞️ Five weeks of Oscar-nominated and award-winning cinema from the Nordic region + con...
01/09/2021

Coming soon to a screen near you📽️🎞️ Five weeks of Oscar-nominated and award-winning cinema from the Nordic region + conversations with cast and crew!

#nordicwomeninfilm #NordicsinUS #WIFVDC

01/05/2021
Experimental Selfies: Students Respond to Edvard Munch’s Photography | National Nordic Museum

Check out the Nodic Museum's virtual exhibition, Experimental Selfies: Students Respond to Edvard Munch’s Photography.

Norway's most famous painter, Edvard Munch, also experimented with photography. Exploiting faulty camera practices like light leaks and double exposures, he created revealing self-portraits that documented his life while exploring the boundaries of this new art medium.

Now, over a century later, the National Nordic Museum has partnered with four Seattle high schools in this virtual exhibition that asks AP Photography students to respond to Munch's work with their own self-portraits. Students took a virtual tour of The Experimental Self: Edvard Munch's Photography, on view at the Museum through January, with curator Pat Berman. Then, as part of their advanced placement studies, they created portraits that responded to Munch's process and self exploration.

nordicmuseum.org/exhibition/experimentalselfies

Norway's most famous painter, Edvard Munch, also experimented with photography. Exploiting faulty camera practices like light leaks and double exposures, he created revealing self-portraits that documented his life while exploring the boundaries of this new art medium. Now, over a century later, the...

Update on travel to Norway: Beginning January 2, 2021, the government will impose mandatory testing for Covid-19 for all...
12/31/2020
Mandatory testing for travellers to Norway

Update on travel to Norway: Beginning January 2, 2021, the government will impose mandatory testing for Covid-19 for all travellers to Norway. https://www.regjeringen.no/en/aktuelt/mandatory-testing-for-travellers-to-norway/id2826415/

From January 2nd 2021, the government has imposed mandatory testing for Covid-19 for all travellers to Norway. The test must be done as soon as possible and within 24 hours after arrival at the latest. Travellers must enter Norway through border statio...

Update on travel to Norway: The government is introducing new quarantine rules to contribute to more people being tested...
12/30/2020
New quarantine rules will contribute to more travellers being tested

Update on travel to Norway: The government is introducing new quarantine rules to contribute to more people being tested. Travelers arriving from abroad may, at the earliest, end quarantine on day 7, if they test negative for Covid-19 twice after arrival.

https://www.regjeringen.no/en/aktuelt/new-quarantine-rules-will-contribute-to-more-travellers-being-tested/id2826283/

The Norwegian Government is introducing new quarantine rules to contribute to more people being tested and to improve compliance with the quarantine rules. Travellers arriving in Norway from abroad may, at the earliest, end quarantine on day seven if t...

12/24/2020

Coconut macaroons or kokosmakroner are popular and easy to make Norwegian Christmas cookies. 🎄✨

Updated restrictions on travel to Norway as of Dec. 13, 2020: https://www.norway.no/en/usa/norway-usa/news-and-events/up...
12/14/2020
Updated Restrictions on Travel to Norway

Updated restrictions on travel to Norway as of Dec. 13, 2020:
https://www.norway.no/en/usa/norway-usa/news-and-events/updated_travel_restrictions/

Updated Restrictions on Travel to Norway Dec. 14, 2020 | Norwegian authorities have made changes to the requirements for people traveling to Norway. The most important change is that travelers may under certain circumstances quarantine in a house or a holiday home they do not own themselves. Foreign...

12/09/2020
Norwegian Christmas at Union Station

Over the past few years, we’ve been proud to partner with Washington Performing Arts and the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce, Mid Atlantic Chapter, Inc for the annual Christmas tree lighting at Union Station, Washington D.C. Ambassador Krutnes continued the tradition by lighting the tree virtually. If you pass by Union Station, make sure to take a moment to enjoy the seasonal sights!

Music:

"This Little Light of Mine" • Arr. James Glover

Recorded by Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel Choir (2017) • Michele Fowlin, Artistic Director

11/18/2020
Julefest | National Nordic Museum

The National Nordic Museum might be closed to visitors, but Julefest must go on -- virtually.

From the museum: "We kick off Julefest with a holiday-themed Virtual Crafts & Cocktails on Thursday, November 19. Then November 21–22 we'll have three crafts for kids that you can stream online from home. You can shop an expanded selection of Museum Store goods online, with special sales on lots of holiday favorites. Our friends at Sjöblom Winery are donating $5 to the Museum for each bottle of glögg they sell, too! Read below for details on all the online fun."

https://www.nordicmuseum.org/julefest

It's time for our 43rd annual Julefest! Julefest looks a little different this year, but you can still find fun, festive holiday cheer at the Museum. We kick off Julefest with a holiday-themed Virtual Crafts & Cocktails on Thursday, November 19. Then November 21–22, you'll find an expanded selecti...

10/15/2020

The warmth of a steamy sauna after a icy swim is pure bliss. New floating saunas are popping up all around Norway, like Pust (breathe) in Tromsø.

Norwegian Festival in Fairfax, Va.Looking for a taste of Norway? Sons of Norway Washington Lodge will hold its 2020 Norw...
10/13/2020

Norwegian Festival in Fairfax, Va.

Looking for a taste of Norway? Sons of Norway Washington Lodge will hold its 2020 Norwegian Festival on four separate shopping dates at their lodge, Norway House, 3846 Meredith Dr., Fairfax VA.

From the organizers: “We’ll be offering all the wonderful goodies you’ve come to expect at our Christmas Festivals: Norwegian chocolates, nokkelost and other Norwegian cheeses, jam/jelly and Solo drinks! And, of course, an array of tempting giftware. The Festival Committee worked hard this year to find local and artisanal merchandise as well.”

The four Festival dates are Saturday, Oct. 24, Sunday, Nov. 15, Friday, Dec. 4, and Saturday, Dec. 5. To reserve a spot, go to the Lodge website and follow the links to SignUpGenius.

www.NorwayDC.org.

Happy Leif Erikson Day, October 9!Every year, friend of the embassy Andrew Saur of Duluth, MN creates a unique logo in o...
10/09/2020

Happy Leif Erikson Day, October 9!

Every year, friend of the embassy Andrew Saur of Duluth, MN creates a unique logo in observation of the day. Here's this year's contribution, as shown by Andrew's daughter, Annika, 12.

About the day, Andrew writes, "Leif Erikson Day is celebrated each year on October 9th. This holiday is often overshadowed by Columbus Day, and I want to help promote this explorer's holiday through my artwork. The Leif Erikson Day 2020 logo was inspired by the spirit of Leif Erikson. The fluid blue waves of the North Sea swirl and crash, curving and flowing, and the face of Leif emerges. His steadfastness gaze towards the New World evokes a sense of determination and adventure. The large bold proclaims Leif Erikson as the ‘First European Explorer to Discover North America.’ The iconic red, white and blue exemplify the shared colors of the American and Norwegian flags.

"The journey of Leif Erikson reflects the spirit that has made America strong, as the desire to explore and understand is part of our national character. In commemorating Leif Erikson Day each year, we honor the pioneering spirit of this son of Iceland and grandson of Norway. We evoke memories of the valiant Viking seafarers, who saw the sea not as an edge, but as an entryway to another world. We pay tribute to the courage of their descendants who, centuries later, would brave their own ocean journeys to find a new life in the New World. This desire for adventure has remained a fundamental trait of the American character since our earliest days as a nation. But men and women of the Nordic countries brought other important strengths to this New World as well: ingenuity, self-reliance, determination, a willingness to work hard, a love of freedom, and a belief in human dignity. Through my art exploration, I want to share my Nordic pride with my community."

Many thanks as always to Andrew Saur for his unique contribution!

Ambassador Krutnes’ goal is to visit all 50 states during her time in the U.S.🇺🇸 This week she’s in Minnesota! Follow he...
10/06/2020

Ambassador Krutnes’ goal is to visit all 50 states during her time in the U.S.🇺🇸 This week she’s in Minnesota! Follow her at @NorwayAmbUSA on Twitter for updates! #NorAmRelations

Don't miss Norwegian writer & musician Jenny Hval as she celebrates her new novel, "GIRLS AGAINST GOD," an exploration o...
10/06/2020

Don't miss Norwegian writer & musician Jenny Hval as she celebrates her new novel, "GIRLS AGAINST GOD," an exploration of magic, gender and art, with Rebecca Dinerstein Knight on P&P Live! Today at 4pm ET Politics and Prose Bookstore.
http://ow.ly/r3fz50BKVEC

Electric cars 🚙 dominated sales in Norway in September, with EVs accounting for 61.5% of the car market share— a new rec...
10/05/2020
60% of new cars are electric in new milestone for Norway thanks to VW ID.3 - Electrek

Electric cars 🚙 dominated sales in Norway in September, with EVs accounting for 61.5% of the car market share— a new record!
https://electrek.co/2020/10/01/electric-car-milestone-norway-vw-id-3/

Electric cars got another win in Norway where they accounted for over 60% of new cars sold in the market last month — thanks to the VW ID.3. Norway has long been the world’s leading market when it comes to electric vehicles. They have the most aggressive electrification goal of any market with t...

The Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library will be in ND's Badlands. It will be designed by acclaimed Norwegian archite...
09/28/2020
The Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Will Be Designed by Snøhetta

The Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library will be in ND's Badlands. It will be designed by acclaimed Norwegian architectural firm @snohetta, whose notable works include the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Oslo Opera House & National September 11 Museum.

https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/theodore-roosevelt-presidential-library-designed-snohetta

The firm beat out Studio Gang and Henning Larsen to design the library in North Dakota’s Badlands

Acclaimed Norwegian author Vigdis Hjorth will discuss her new novel LONG LIVE THE POST HORN! with fellow author Sheila H...
09/25/2020
City Lights: Hear the Post Horn with Norwegian Author Vigdis Hjorth - Washington City Paper

Acclaimed Norwegian author Vigdis Hjorth will discuss her new novel LONG LIVE THE POST HORN! with fellow author Sheila Heti for P&P Live at Politics and Prose!

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 4 p.m.

Free registration:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pp-live-vigdis-hjorth-long-live-the-post-horn-with-sheila-heti-tickets-118379788133

Karl Ove Knausgård gets all the English press, but Norway’s most electrifying writer is Vigdis Hjorth. In her nearly four-decade career, the prolific author has written dozens of novels that boldly chronicle the dual drives of alienation and desire. Her work can be incredibly Norwegian [...]

Listen to Ocean Panel co-chairs Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg and President of Palau Tommy Remengesau discuss th...
09/25/2020
What is a Sustainable Ocean Economy? | Big Ideas into Action Podcast

Listen to Ocean Panel co-chairs Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg and President of Palau Tommy Remengesau discuss the importance of investing in a blue recovery in this WRI podcast.

“We can’t just have a conventional view of looking at the oceans just for working against the challenges that we see with pollution in the oceans. We have to work on sustainable economic development, the interdependence between jobs creation and clean oceans. Making sure that these economies are functioning for countries is extremely important for us.” --Erna Solberg

https://www.wri.org/blog/2020/09/what-sustainable-ocean-economy-big-ideas-into-action-podcast

In this episode of the “Big Ideas into Action” podcast, we examine how to transition to a sustainable ocean economy and the benefits of doing so.

The Norwegian film 'The Spy,' directed by Jens Jonsson, will be featured at Film Fest DC, Washington’s oldest film festi...
09/25/2020

The Norwegian film 'The Spy,' directed by Jens Jonsson, will be featured at Film Fest DC, Washington’s oldest film festival. Visit http://filmfestdc.org for more info!

“Norway today is a lot more than the lefse, lutefisk, and baked goods. Norway is very progressive and proactive: peace i...
09/24/2020
Getting to know Eivind Heiberg - The Norwegian American

“Norway today is a lot more than the lefse, lutefisk, and baked goods. Norway is very progressive and proactive: peace initiatives, business and technology, the maritime industry.”

Getting to know Honorary Consul General Eivind Heiberg in a nice profile in @NorAmNews

https://www.norwegianamerican.com/getting-to-know-eivind-heiberg/

Get to know Eivind Heiberg, longtime CEO of Sons of Norway and current Honorary Consul General of Norway in Minneapolis, Minn.

Every fall🍁 NORLA debuts a booklist for international publishers & translators.This year, the authors and illustrators f...
09/24/2020

Every fall🍁 NORLA debuts a booklist for international publishers & translators.

This year, the authors and illustrators from Norway presented their titles via short film. View all 24 #digitalauthorsfromNorway⬇️
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCawWBjq0Ih4xJ7jQOsWwf1Q

09/21/2020
The United States Air Force Band

What a wonderful international collaboration. Musicians from 14 nations -- including Norway -- making beautiful music together. Kudos to all who participated!

14 NATIONS | During the early stages of the quarantine, the global community was faced with a great challenge: How can we stay connected? We all searched for ways to overcome our isolation and to create new avenues of human interaction. The United States Air Force Band has uniquely harnessed the power of music throughout this time to unite people of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and languages. This project represents an extraordinary international collaboration featuring 21 saxophonists from 14 countries!

"String Quartet No. 3, VI. Closing," composed by Philip Glass and arranged for saxophones by Nathan Nabb, perfectly captures the zeitgeist of the times: at first meditative and struggling, it turns toward hopefulness and finally resolution. Master Sgt. Jeremy Koch, principal saxophonist of the Concert Band, reached out to our partner organizations worldwide. We were overwhelmed by a shared willingness to contribute. Twenty of the participants are military musicians from around the globe, and one is from the National Police Wind Band in Rome, Italy! How cool is that?!

Today also happens to be the United Nation’s International Day of Peace, which provides its own call to humanity to set aside differences and contribute to a global shared culture of togetherness. This is but one example of what cooperation can look like, and how the universal language of music provides a mechanism for us all to reconnect.
United Nations #PeaceDay #MusicConnects #JoinTogether

MUSICIANS:
Australia 🇦🇺
Musician Jaime Grech, tenor saxophone
Australian Army Band | Australian Army

Belgium 🇧🇪
First Sergeant Peter Cverle, alto saxophone
The Royal Symphonic Band of the Belgian Airforce | Belgian Air Force

Canada 🇨🇦
Warrant Officer Curtis Bamford, soprano saxophone
Corporal Spencer Brûlé, alto saxophone
The Royal Canadian Air Force Band | Royal Canadian Air Force | Aviation royale canadienne

Colombia 🇨🇴
Técnico Tercero Joseph Luna Vanegas, alto saxophone
Banda Sinfónica Militar de la Fuerza Aérea | Fuerza Aérea Colombiana

France 🇫🇷
Adjudant-chef Christian Wirth, soprano saxophone
Orchestre de la Garde Républicaine | Garde Républicaine

Germany 🇩🇪
Sergeant First Class Lucas Knappe, baritone saxophone
Luftwaffenmusikkorps Münster | Bundeswehr
Sergeant First Class Lukasz Goldner, soprano saxophone
Luftwaffenmusikkorps Erfurt | Bundeswehr

Italy 🇮🇹
Chief Inspector Mario Ciaccio, tenor saxophone
Banda musicale della Polizia di Stato | Polizia di Stato

Latvia 🇱🇻
Private First Class Inga Meijere, soprano saxophone
Zemessardzes orķestris / Latvian National Guard Orchestra | Zemessardze | Latvijas armija

Mexico 🇲🇽
Teniente de Navío SMN. MN. Filomeno Ortiz García, tenor saxophone
Banda Sinfónica de la Secretaría de Marina | Secretaría de Marina

Netherlands 🇳🇱
Adjudant Jean-Pierre Cnoops, soprano saxophone
Marinierskapel der Koninklijke Marine | Koninklijke Marine

New Zealand 🇳🇿
Sergeant Andre Paris, baritone saxophone
Royal New Zealand Air Force Band | Royal New Zealand Air Force

Norway 🇳🇴
Chief Petty Officer Bjarne Herbjørnrød, baritone saxophone
Kongelige norske marines musikkorps | Sjøforsvaret
Master Sergeant Jostein Haug Netland, tenor saxophone
Luftforsvarets musikkorps | Luftforsvaret
Sergeant First Class Camilla Blomqvist, alto saxophone
Forsvarets stabsmusikkorps | Forsvaret

United Kingdom 🇬🇧
Sergeant Andy Mears, alto saxopohone
Sergeant Tom Butcher, tenor saxophone
Central Band of the Royal Air Force | RAF Music | Royal Air Force
Lance Corporal Kim Cochrane, baritone saxophone
Band of the Irish Guards | Corps of Army Music | British Army

United States of America 🇺🇸
Master Sergeant Jeremy Koch, soprano saxophone
Technical Sergeant Carolyn Braus, baritone saxophone
The United States Air Force Band | United States Air Force

PRODUCTION CREDITS:
Col. Don Schofield - Executive Producer
Master Sgt. Jeremy Koch - Producer
Chief Master Sgt. Dennis Hoffmann - Video Editor
Technical Sgt. Jim Woolf - Audio Editor

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Get connected with the Norwegian Embassy in the United States, and Norwegian cultural events and happenings in the greater Washington, D.C. area. Learn more about the Embassy`s work in the United States and abroad. Norway was ranked as the best country to live in by the United Nations annual Human Development Report for 2015. The overarching goal of Norwegian foreign policy is to safeguard and promote Norway’s interests – our values, our security and our welfare. The Government is committed to doing all it can to ensure that decades of progress in the areas of democracy, human rights, free trade and international cooperation are not reversed. The Embassy reserves the right to delete posts that are perceived as offensive, abusive, threatening or off topic. This includes but is not limited to statements that are defamatory, pornographic or racist.

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