Board Meeting

The next meeting is:

Monday, January 7, 2019

At the home of Erik & Valerie Ringnes

We are the local chapter of Nordmanns Forbundet / Norwegians Worldwide (formerly known as the Norse Federation), celebrating all things Norway in the Valley since 1959.

General Questions:

Mike MvIver

Phoenix Chapter President



Celebrating all things Norwegian in the Valley since 1959

Do you have news to share with our local Phoenix Chapter?

We highlight a different "Featured Local Story" about what is going on within the Norwegian-American and/or Scandinavian community right here in Phoenix. It could be anything relevant for our local audience: from recent chapter events to a Norwegian celebrity moving to Phoenix, or from sharing about your recent travels to Norway to writing about a favorite Scandinavian restaurant in town. It's up to you!

If you have Nordic news you want to share with our Phoenix community, submit your idea here.

My Little Norway

A fun blog by a family living in the beautiful kingdom of the North. An Australian wife, Norwegian husband, and their two kids share about enjoying Norway's nature and discovering all that the Arctic blue has to offer.

PREVIOUS Featured LOCAL Stories

Photos ©2012, Ragnar Kjartansson. All rights reserved.

Photo © Getty Images

Scandinavian Exhibition at Phoenix Art Museum

Ragnar Kjartansson: Scandinavian Pain & Other Myths triggers multi-sensory aspects of the Icelandic artist's practice through text, painting, performance, and song. This focused exhibition will enlighten visitors to recurring themes in Kjartansson’s work such as identity, melancholia, repetition, and popular culture. Referencing everything from Edvard Munch to the musical super group ABBA, Scandinavian Pain and Other Myths will introduce Phoenix audiences to one of the most creative and engaging contemporary artists working today. 

Location: Phoenix Art Museum, Katz Wing, Main Level
Dates: November 3, 2018 to April 14, 2019

More information on the Phoenix Art Museum's website:

Norway at the winter olympics

Norway reigned supreme at the 2018 Winter Olympics! Check out the official website of the Olympic Games to see the final medal count, schedule of games, and more. Heia Norge!

​Watch here:

What's New - the Local Nordic Scene:

Photo © Beaver Choice

Local Scandinavian Restaurant

If you haven't heard of Beaver Choice Scandinavian Restaurant, you might be surprised to learn that it's right here in Mesa, Arizona! It's been featured on the Arizona PBS show Check Please (you canwatch the episode here), been ranked on of the top cultural restaurants in Phoenix, and has a deliciously eclectic menu of Polish, Canadian, and Scandinavian food. And it was recently featured in the Arizona Republic's "Restaurant Gems" section, which showcases the finest restaurants the Valley has to offer. Read more here!

The Norwegian American

Updates from the only Norwegian-American newspaper in existence, published continuously in the US since 1889.

Want to contribute? Share your stories, photos, articles, and more to be published in the Norwegian American by clicking here

Site Map