Why Join Sons of Norway?
Because, there’s a little bit of Norway in all of us!
Get connected to Nordic heritage and culture, starting today.
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Dues are just $5 per month, $60 billed annually for a full year of individual membership. Your first issue of Viking magazine and new member welcome kit including your official member credentials will be on the way shortly.

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Do you have Viking or Nordic ancestors? 

You'll receive the member exclusive guide: Genealogy Tips and Hints 
FREE when you become a member of Sons of Norway.

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What you get as a Sons of Norway member
Exclusive member access, perks and privileges 
 Viking magazine 
Our #1 rated benefit. Delivered monthly. It will quickly become your “must-read-first” favorite magazine. Plus, the members-only online Viking archive gives you 24/7 access to past issues. 
  • ​Each issue is a treasure trove of stories about Norwegian traditions, history and heritage.  
  •  Gain insights into Nordic life today, with the latest news and popular trends.
  •  See stunning images of coastal waters, mountains, the Northern Lights and fjords in every season. You’ll soon agree that Norway is arguably the most beautiful place on earth.  
  •  Plus authentic Nordic foods & recipes to tempt your taste buds. 
 How far back can you trace your family?
  • ​Is it possible you still have family in Norway you could meet? Have you heard a story or two that make you curious to know more about your ancestors? Use the Sons of Norway Genealogy Guide tips and advice to get started searching, or grow your family tree.  
  • ​Honor your Norwegian relatives. Stay in touch with your Scandinavian heritage by learning more when you join Sons of Norway. 

 Learn more about Norwegian heritage and traditions
Our community is eager to share Norwegian heritage and culture.
  • ​Do you remember special Norwegian holiday treats you tasted as a child? Perhaps you want to learn how to do Hardanger sewing like your grandmother? Eager to find out more about Norwegian crafts, literature and music? Fourteen fascinating Cultural Skills study topics are available to members. You can even earn cultural skills pins that recognize your mastery of a subject.  
  • ​Enjoy the Norwegian tradition of friluftsliv (outdoor life and recreation). Get active with our Sports Medal program and earn medals as you ski, swim, hike, bike, or walk.
  • Norwegian language lessons with sound, online for anytime access. Revive the Norwegian language in your family. Learn to speak or read key Norwegian words and phrases before a trip. Or perhaps you’ll finally be able to read those old letters packed away in a trunk.
 Savings, just for members
Grab your passport and go! Save on Fjord cruises, guided tours, and custom trips in Norway and beyond!
  • ​Explore your roots through thrilling travel adventures on your own with self guided travel. Discounts on auto and hotel rentals, plus detailed regional and national driving maps at a members-only price help you save.
  • ​Added savings with popular members-only discount programs: PerkSpot, Films of Norway movie streaming service and more.
 Added Savings!  
Members can save everyday with the PerkSpot discount program, discount subscription to Films of Norway and more.
 Peace of mind benefits
Our immigrant Founders were the independent sort, but they saw a need to work together and help families in times of sickness or death.  
  • Members have access to quality financial products including life insurance and annuities.  
  • ​As a not-for-profit serving members, easing money worries and the burden of unexpected financial hardship has been central to the Sons of Norway mission since 1895. 
 Feel good as you do good!
We encourage all members to volunteer in their community. Your membership also makes a difference by supporting the Sons of Norway Foundation. We fund activities that promote Norwegian heritage and encourage exchanges between Norway and the United States. 
  • The Foundation provides camperships for students to learn about Norwegian heritage, grants for community outreach and disaster relief and scholarships to support higher education.
  • ​To date the Sons of Norway Foundation has awarded $1,375,000 in educational scholarships, $390,000 in grants and more than $500,000 in disaster relief to members.   
About You and Sons of Norway
Connect with Your Heritage
When you join Sons of Norway today, bring your special family memories, traditions and stories. In return, you'll be welcomed into our extended family of like-minded members. Let's get to know each other!  
  • Gain exciting insights into your family history. Live and share the many appealing Nordic values and customs.
  • ​Discover how to pass along cherished traditions and ways to provide a cultural legacy for future generations. 
  • ​Your family may include members from a melting pot of Scandinavian and other countries. All are welcome to the Sons of Norway family! (Yes, we eagerly welcome Swedes, Danes and all who have an interest in Nordic culture and traditions.)  
About Us 
We live our mission to promote and preserve the heritage and culture of Norway, celebrate our relationships with other Nordic countries and provide quality insurance and financial products to provide peace of mind to our members. With more than 350 local lodges, we play an active role in communities throughout North America and Norway.

As a not-for-profit financial services and international cultural organization headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Sons of Norway began with shared values and a simple promise of financial security when like-minded people came together to protect their families, celebrate their culture and strengthen their community. 
Our members say
I love learning more about my family's heritage, which is shared heritage with so many others in Sons of Norway. I truly appreciate the resources that are available to members, everything from genealogy assistance and Norwegian language lessons to travel tips and recipes.
Feels good to be a part of this family. I’ve used travel discounts and recently added a life insurance plan. Very pleased.  
If you're interested in your heritage, this organization is a great way for you to learn about Norwegian culture and connect with others.
The best group for Norwegian expats and those of Norwegian descent! 
My Grandma Elise was born in Norway and it reminds me of her.
Put a little Norway in your life every day. How?   
Your membership connects you to: 
Mouth-watering recipes for lefse, breads flavored with cardamom, delicious crispbread for snacking, marinated cod, meatballs in a Gjetost sauce and other authentic Scandinavian dishes. Gather with friends, family to savor your heritage.  
The Nordic secret to happiness--Hygge. Learn how to embrace Hygge (HIG-eh, derived from a Norwegian term meaning to comfort) and lead a simple, kind life.    
Inspirational stories. When did your ancestors leave Norway? The remarkable strength and vigor of Viking explorers has been carried through generations. Learn about hardy immigrants who built new lives in new lands. This determined nature (some might say stubbornness!) lives on today.  
Caring support for your family and your community. Celebrate the Nordic value of helping others and being present for those in need. Your Sons of Norway membership gives you a path to make a difference.
PLUS: Add more fun to your life as you celebrate Nordic traditions:  
  •  Display Norway’s flag on Syttende mai (Constitution Day, May 17) and share pride in Norway’s independence.  
  • Join other Nordics as you read the latest crime novel “thrillers” in the Easter season
  •  Embrace nature with a walk or meal outdoors   
  •  Decorate your home with folk arts and crafts like rosemaling, chip carving and more. 
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