Organizations / Information



AARP is the nations largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the worlds largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

American Scandinavian Society of NY


Celebrating the cultural and intellectual ties of Scandinavia.

American Swedish Historical Museum


Variety of Viking-themed shirts, books and gifts. Scandinavian cooking, toys and more!



ArkivDigital provides online access to Swedish historical records. As of August 2017, the online archive consists of over 70 million newly colored photographed images or about 140 million pages of historical records. 600,000 new images are added monthly. The online archive includes Swedish church books from the earliest times to the mid-20th century, estate inventories similar to probate records, military records, tax registers, passenger ship manifests for persons leaving from Sweden, court records and much more. ArkivDigital is the premier site for the both the Swedish genealogist and historical researcher.

Bernt Balchen Lodge #3-566 Sons Of Norway 


Sons of Norway organization

Brekke Tours and Travel


In Business since 1956 assisting clients with travel arrangements to Scandinavia.

Danish Pioneer Newspaper


The Danish Pioneer (Den Danske Pioneer) is the oldest Danish-American Community Newspaper in North America founded in 1872 in Omaha, Nebraska and today published in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. The Danish Pioneer, which features English & Danish articles, is published 26 times per year including the big holiday edition. As of 2018, The Danish Pioneer is the only Danish-American newspaper still in PRINT form. Please support us at or You can e-mail us at and

Finlandia Foundation NY Metro


Finlandia Foundation NY Metropolitan Chapter is one of the foremost nonprofit organizations to further cultural and educational exchange between the United States and Finland. Founded in 1954, today there are 48 chapters across the USA. Our mission is to sustain both Finnish-American culture in the New York tri-state area and the ancestral tie with Finland by raising funds for grants and scholarships, initiating innovative national programs, and encouraging a vast network of advocates.

Leif Ericson Viking Ship, Inc.


Viking history

Nordstjernan Swedish News


Newspaper from Sweden

Norwegian Faering boat


Boat exhibit

Norwegian-American Newspaper


North America's only Norwegian-American newspaper

Sons of Norway


The largest Norwegian-American organization in the world.

Sparta NJ Renaissance Festival


The Sparta NJ Renaissance Festival is returning for its second year! It will be held on September 8,9 and 15,16 for 2018. The festival takes place at Camp Sacajawea, in Sparta NJ on White Lake Road.

SWEA New Jersey Chapter


SWEA, Swedish Women's Educational Association Inc., is a global non-profit organization for Swedish speaking women who live or have lived abroad. SWEA's objective is to protect the Swedish language, support and inform about our culture and traditions. SWEA supports education through scholarships and various projects with a Swedish connection. SWEA New Jersey Chapter has about 90 members.

The Norwegian Immigration Association, Inc.


Presenting the film "Jakten pa Norge 1814-2014"

VASA ORDER OF AMERICA New Jersey District 6


New Jersey District Lodge No. Six invites you to consider membership in one of our local lodges. NJ Vasa Park, the site of Scanfest, is owned and operated by members of lodges of NJ District Six. Browse our National site, for more information about the organization. View copies of our National, or NJ District, Newsletters to see what we are about. Stop by our information table while you are at the Fest. Enjoy!

Vinland Longships


Vinland Longships is a Viking reenactment group that owns a 22 foot Viking Faering (four oared) boat. The Skogar √ěrostur (SKO-gar THROW-stur) which means "Blackbird" in Old Norse, is based on the faering boat buried with the Gokstad ship in Norway in the 9th century. The reenactors who founded Vinland Longships have organized educational demonstrations on Viking ships and Viking life, crafts and culture for the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, the Norwegian Embassy and the American Swedish Museum, among many others. They taught docents at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and have travelled to L'Anse aux Meadows, Canada, St. Petersberg, Russia and up and down the east coast educating people about Viking ship construction, navigation and history. The Adventures of the Skogar √ěrostur are documented at