Merlins Rest Pub plays host TONIGHT to a showing of the first episode of Alt for Norge, a Norwegian reality show that took ten Americans with Norwegian ancestry and had them compete for a prize of $50,000 and a chance to meet their Norwegian relatives. Kari will give a brief introduction at 5:30 and start the episode at 6. Each episode is mostly in English as the contestants do not speak Norwegian.
While the participants came from all over the United States, four of the ten were from Minnesota, including our own Kari Tauring. Kari Tauring is best known throughout the Pagan community as a Staving musician, rune reader, and Völva, which is a type of Nordic Shaman.
The first episode started at Prekestolen where they were challenged to hike down to Prekestolshytta. Other challenges were preparing something called a matpakke and figuring out what to buy for dinner by translating from a list. The clip below is from the first episode of the which will be shown in its entirety tonight.
PNC Minnesota caught up to the very busy Kari and asked her how she ended up on a Norwegian reality show. (Interview behind the cut)