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Jun 08, 2020
Pickled herring canned in glass jars

In this expert takeover of the blog, Seattle writer and editor Kjersti Egerdahl teaches us how to pickle herring the Viking way.  She is the author of The Viking Hondbók, a fun and fascinating look at Vikings and the Viking Age published this year by Running Press.

Jun 03, 2020
A step by step guide on how to make himmeli, using blue and white straws and string, on a wood background

Himmeli are Finnish Christmas ornaments in the shape of a little geometric mobile. Traditionally made from straw or reeds, in recent years metal himmeli sculptures have become popular as displays for air plants.

Jun 01, 2020
Looking at old family photos

In 2020, the National Nordic Museum holds its first Nordic Genealogy Conference. Professional genealogists and subject matter experts from North America and the Nordic countries will share insights about family history research, genealogy, and tracing heritage origins through a wide range of resources including folk literature, immigration records, and genetic testing.

Jun 01, 2020
A person in a hooded jacket stands overlooking the Faroe Islands

In this expert takeover of the blog, Scandinavian studies graduate student Brad Harmon discusses the unique film industry of the Faroe Islands. 

May 19, 2020
Multicolor puffins

If you ask most people what bird comes to mind when they think about Iceland, the answer will be puffins! The puffin—or lundi in Icelandic—is often called the "clown of the sea" thanks to its brightly colored beak. Decorate your own puffin quartet in this fun coloring project! Print out the blank template, or draw your own four puffin outlines, then color them in with all kinds of different colors.