Norwegian-Americans Competing to Meet Their Norwegian Family on TV

Alt for Norge LOGOSeason 4, Sundays at 8:00 pm on TVNorge.

For the fourth year in a row, twelve Norwegian-Americans get to experience their native country for the first time. In the popular TV series “Alt for Norge” (English: Everything for Norway) the contestants compete to meet their unknown Norwegian family. The show has won Gullruten (Norwegian Emmy) twice.

Through a series of spectacular and humorous challenges, the participants compete to find out which of them is better to adapt a Norwegian lifestyle. Will it be Liv the fire fighter from Minnesota, the shark enthusiast and marine biologist Eric from Florida, the beautiful model Angela, country musician Greg from Nashville, or one of the other Norwegian-Americans who finally get to meet their Norwegian family?

The twelve participants in this year’s “Alt for Norge” are:

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Alt for Norge Samlet(Click on their names to see personal video)

Angela Flatland

From: Miami, Florida / Madison, Wisconsin

Age: 24

Marital status: Single

Occupation: Working as a model and selling sporting equipment in the family company. (Angela was the fourth to leave “Alt for Norge”.)


Travis Nordgaard

From: Gary, South Dakota

Age: 22

Marital status: Single

Occupation: Student at a private college, and has already landed a job at a major bank in Minneapolis. Travis dreams of becoming senator.  (Travisl was the seventh to leave “Alt for Norge”)


Jorgen Karlsrud

From: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Age: 27

Marital status: Single

Occupation: Working with advertising/sponsorship. (Jorgen was the third to leave “Alt for Norge”.).


Jeri Stewart

From: Brush Prairie, Washington

Age: 52

Marital status: Married, four children

Occupation: Veterinarian (not practice, but working at home at the farm). Owns and runs a farm with goats, chickens and geese. (Unfortunately, Jeri was the first to leave “Alt for Norge” after losing the first individual competition – “balancing on ice”).


Eric Hovland

From: Tampa, Florida

Age: 48

Marital status: Single

Occupation: Calls himself the last Viking in Florida. Eric is a marine biologist, specializes in sharks (someone has to love the sharks, everyone else love dolphins, he says…).


Colby Bakke

From: Los Angeles, California

Age: 35

Marital status: Single

Occupation: Working in a small theater group. Colby has survived five blood clots in the brain and is looking forward to get in touch with his Norwegian heritage.


Liv Bly

From: Bend, Oregon / Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Age: 27

Marital status: Single

Occupation: Firefighter. She is named after the Norwegian actress Liv Ullmann.


Karac Ellestad

From: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Age: 33

Marital status: Married, three children

Occupation: Union Ironworker.  (Karac was the fifth to leave “Alt for Norge”)


Berit Rodsater

From: Manhattan Beach, California

Age: 28

Marital status: Single

Occupation: Hairstylist and loves to surf the Californian waves


Raquel Tait

From: Las Vegas, Nevada

Age: 31

Marital status: Single

Occupation: Manager of a Medical Spa center. (Raquel was the second to leave “Alt for Norge”)


Andy Halverson

From: St. Paul, Minnesota

Age: 31

Marital status: Single

Occupation: Law student/working part time in a store.


Greg Larsen

From: Nashville, Tenneesse

Age: 43

Marital status: Married, two children.

Occupation: Working with logistics, and is a country musician.  (Greg was the sixth to leave “Alt for Norge”)


Text by: ThorNews

Source and photos: TVNorge

Categories: Culture, Film & TV

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