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Kringen Lodge #25 Sons of Norway is a cultural fraternal organization dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and perpetuation of Norwegian culture through a variety of activities.

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Mission Statement

The mission of Sons of Norway is to promote and preserve the heritage and culture of Norway, to celebrate our relationship with other Nordic countries, and to provide quality insurance and financial products to its members.

What is Sons of Norway

Sons of Norway has something for you.

Sons of Norway is a fraternal life insurance company devoted to supporting you through every stage of life, while providing opportunities for a vibrant social experience around Norwegian culture.

As a Sons of Norway member, you can reconnect with your heritage, learn about modern Norway, build a strong financial foundation and participate in philanthropic endeavors that make a positive impact in your community.

We’re a thriving organization fueled by the participation and support of our members. As of 2018:

  • We are approximately 50,000 members strong with 360 lodges in North America and Norway
  • Life insurance in force = $743,000,000
  • Insurance certificates in force = 15,500

Sons of Norway truly offers something for everyone. Join today!

Syttende Mai celebration at Kringen Lodge image
Syttende Mai celebration at Kringen Lodge image

About Sons of Norway

Sons of Norway was organized as a fraternal benefit society by 18 Norwegian immigrants in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on January 16, 1895. The purposes and goals of the Founding Fathers were to protect members of Sons of Norway and their families from the financial hardships experienced during times of sickness or death in the family. Over time, the mission of Sons of Norway was expanded to include the preservation of Norwegian heritage and culture in our Society. We have grown since our beginning and are now the largest Norwegian organization outside Norway.

We promote Norwegian traditions and fraternal fellowship through the cultural and social opportunities offered in local lodge and district lodge activities. These activities include language camps and classes, scholarships, handicrafts, cooking and heritage classes, heritage programs, sports programs, travel opportunities, Viking Magazine, and outreach programs sponsored by the Sons of Norway Foundation.

We offer financial protection through our field staff representatives to Sons of Norway members and their families against the hardships of sickness and death through a variety of quality insurance programs.