Monday, January 28, 2013

Norwegian Travel: It's A Scream

Last week marked the beginning of the official Year of Munch in Norway, 150 years after the birth of the famous Norwegian expressionist. To celebrate both the painter and the inspiring Norwegian landscape, is collecting travelers' scream experiences in Norway. You can be part of the celebration too.

"We want people to share and join the celebration by creating the longest scream in the world," says Norwegian director of tourism, Per-Arne Tuftin. "The film is showing the modern day scream experiences in Norway. The only difference is this time it's all about the positive experiences in life that make you scream."

And here's the good news: You can scream your way to Norway! Each week Visitnorway will chose a contestant for a chance to win a real scream experience in Norway. Submit your best scream to win one of five gift cards. As the video grows, so does the prize value. "We basically want to make the world scream," says Tuftin. For more information, go to

While you're at it, don't forget to check out this month's annual Viking travel issue. You'll find articles about Hurtigruten, Norway's coastal steamer, fun outings to Oslo neighborhoods, alternative lodging ideas and more!

Amy Boxrud is editor of Viking magazine. She lives with her family in Northfield, Minn., where she’s a member of Nordmarka 1-585.

Image: Edvard Munch: Skrik, 1893. © Munch Museum / Munch-Ellingsen Group / BONO, Oslo 2013. Photo: © Børre Høstland, National Museum

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