Tag: Norway

Norway: Fjords, Vikings, and the Nobel Prize for Peace

Norway: Fjords, Vikings, and the Nobel Prize for Peace
The landscape of Norway is breathtakingly beautiful, its people proud and fiercely independent. For good reason. Known as the land of the midnight sun, Norway is where the first Vikings struck out from and, by stark contrast, where the Nobel Prize for Peace is awarded each year. In 1911, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first person to reach the... Read more »

Iceland: Winter is Coming

Iceland: Winter is Coming
  It was eight degrees in Chicago when I started writing this post. How appropriate to be writing of Iceland. Winter is coming. A Special Connection  My love affair with Iceland started long before the popularity of Game of Thrones. It is a very personal connection. I have my father to thank for that. During WWII,... Read more »