Going Viking Award

Celebrating courage, determination, and spirit in our community

Going Viking Award has been a fundamental program for Norway House to celebrate those in the community who embody the adventuresome and bold spirit of our Viking culture.

Each year Norway House recognizes two recipients and one organization who inspire our community to explore and discover new frontiers with courage and determination.


HONOREES

2012

Robert Bergland

Jim Brandenburg

Tove Dahl

Skogfjorden
Honored Norway House Affiliate Organization

 

2011

Libby Larsen

Representative Jim Ramstad

Eric Utnes

 

2010

Peter Agre
Augsburg College

Gary Gandrud
St. Olaf College

Greg Mortenson
Concordia College

Joyce Nelson
Augustana College

David Preus
Luther College

 

2009

Margaret Anderson Kelliher

Betty McCollum

Roger Moe

Governor Al Quie

Martin Olav Sabo

 

2008

Earl Bakken

Ken Dahlberg

Janet Dolan

Carl Platou

Winston Wallin

 

2018

Dr. Hamlet A. Peterson

Judy K. Siegle

Norwegian American Historical Association
Honored Norway House Affiliate Organization

Maren Anderson Johnson, Ph.D.
Going Viking Young Professional

 

2017

Rev. Anne Svenningsen

Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum
Honored Norway House Affiliate Organization

Stine Aasland, Nordic Waffles
Going Viking Young Professional

 

2016

Paul D. Erickson

Norwegian-American Bygdelagenes Fellesraad
Honored Norway House Affiliate Organization

 

2015

Thor S. Johansen
Consul General for Norway in Minnesota 2001-2005

 

2014

Norman Lorentzsen

John Lund

Janis Hardy

Sons of Norway
Honored Norway House Affiliate Organization

 

2013

Lorie Skjerven Gildea

Lloyd Svensbye

Jon Wefald

Mindekirken Norwegian Luthern Memorial Church
Honored Norway House Affiliate Organization