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Why Learn Norwegian?

From innovative technology to a history of exploration, learning Norwegian gives you an edge in the world. Whether you are interested in your background or in your future, this unique language will guide you down a path towards success. 


  • Be noticed and take the challenge!  Options for learning Norwegian are limited, and by taking on the challenge, you set yourself apart from the rest. It’s a unique way to show that you are committed to pursue something that distinguishes you.  
  • Connect with nature through the beauty of friluftsliv! To fully grasp the meaning of friluftsliv, a nature-loving lifestyle, you must do it in Norwegian. Do as the Norwegians do by exploring and appreciating nature, regardless of the seasons or type of weather. Enjoying the world in Norwegian helps you enjoy it to the fullest! 
  • Expand on your Norwegian connections. More than a million Norwegians have immigrated to North America over the last 250 years bringing their traditions with them. Whether you have family among them or not, you can connect to a culture that has become embedded in the fabric of countless communities around the United States.  
  • Get a job in the energy industry.  Speaking Norwegian will better position you to get a job with one of Norway’s global energy firms. Norway is both a leading producer of fossil fuels, and at the forefront of renewable energy development and climate change innovation.  
  • Enjoy the arts! From ancient Viking wood carvings and metalwork to the genius of Henrik Ibsen’s “Peer Gynt,” Edvard Grieg’s “Morning Mood,” Edvard Munch’s “The Scream,” Sigrid Undset’s "Kristin Lavransdatter” and Jo Nesbø’s groundbreaking detective series, Norway’s artists lead in many fields. Speaking Norwegian will let you appreciate this cultural treasure as an insider.
  • Explore your world! From the Vikings and Roald Amundsen to the modern day, Norwegians have a history of reaching beyond their borders. Today’s Norwegian explorers and scientists are on the forefront of new discoveries. By learning Norwegian, you can get closer to history in the making.
     

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Destination of the Month

May - BERGEN

Bergen, Norway's second largest city, was founded more than 900 years ago, with roots from the Viking Age and beyond!  It has a quaint and charming city center with a very urban feel, and is perfectly situated between fjords, mountains and the vast North Sea...it has the best of everything! From its picturesque waterfront (brygge), the Seven Mountains, and one of the best seafood markets, to its many museums and exhibitions, concerts and plays, and top-rated restaurants, Bergen is a city that is richly steeped in culture, tradition, entertainment and history.


The top 5 recommended things to do the first time you visit Bergen are:
1. Bryggen (the waterfront), is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and it is here where you will find, not only spectacular views of the sea, colorful wooden buildings that line the waterfront and cobblestone streets, but a wide array of markets, restaurants, cafes and shops.  Bergen has the freshest seafood and the sweetest shrimp you will ever taste!  One of the top restaurants located nearby, is called Lyseverket, which serves everything from oysters, mussels and fish cakes, to the catch of the day, steak and ham entrees, and a variety of vegetarian dishes as well.  You can see more of the menu here: http://www.lysverket.no/


2. The Seven Mountains.  While there are more than 7 mountains surrounding Bergen, the Seven Mountains are famous for their peaks, and therefore, singled out.  The ranges in order of height are:

  • Ulriken, 643 meters (2,109 feet)
  • Fløyen (also called Fløyfjellet), 400 meters (1,312 feet)
  • Løvstakken, 477 meters (1,565 feet)
  • Damsgårdsfjellet, 350 meters (1,148 feet)
  • Sandviksfjellet, 417 meters (1,368 feet)
  • Lyderhorn, 396 meters (1,299 feet)
  • Rundemanen, 560 meters (1,837 feet)

The easiest mountain to visit from downtown Bergen is Fløyen.  You can grab the Fløibanen, which runs every 15-30 minutes, and will take you to the top and back down again; the cost is only $10.50 (85 NOK) roundtrip. There are trails galore to explore, and a lake where you can rent a canoe.  Ulriken, Bergen's highest peak, is also reachable by cable car; the cost is very reasonable at $19 (155 NOK) roundtrip.  https://www.visitnorway.com/places-to-go/fjord-norway/bergen/listings-bergen/ulriken643-(ulriken-cable-car)/2580/


3. Fjord tours by boat.  There are many options when it comes to boat tours.  You can have a day tour or an extended cruise, which will give you a closer look at the fjords from a different viewpoint.  You can go by sailboat, RIB-boat, hydrofoil, or on one of the popular Hurtigruten ships.  Day trips can run for about 2-6 hours and focus mainly on Bergen, nearby ports, fortifications and shipyards.  The RIB-boat (rigid inflatable boat) will first take you on a gentle tour around the harbor, then will bring you further out for a high-speed adrenaline rush!  Hurtigruten cruises tend to be more for extended tours of the fjords, taking you passed the Arctic Circle and beyond, and can last any where from 7-23 days.  They have many package deals to choose from, which can be seen here: https://www.hurtigruten.us/find-your-voyage/


4. Nordnes & Sandviken.  Take a walk back in time around the oldest part of Bergen.  It is easy to get to from the city center and is home to the Bergen Aquarium.  The oldest building dates back to the 12th century, when King  Øystein was on the throne.  As you continue to walk up the steep, narrow streets, the views over Bergen just get better and better!


5. Last, but certainly not least, you shouldn't leave Bergen without visiting their world famous Fish Market!  You can test taste all the goods, and if you don't plan on buying anything to cook yourself, there are plenty of nearby restaurants where they serve up the freshest seafood, hand-picked right from this market.  God spise!  Good eating!
For more information on Bergen, things to do, accommodations, etc., visit:  https://en.visitbergen.com/things-to-do