The Vikings – Medieval Thugs or Merchant Traders?

The Vikings plundered their way into the annals of Scandinavian history. But archeology reveals there’s more to these raiders than meets the eye. At first...

Snapshots of Scandinavia

Fjords, Vikings, reindeer, colorful fishing villages, northern lights, maybe a stave church, that is the images many travelers already may have of Scandinavia. But...

Paul Robeson – In Memoriam

Experience the life, times and music of “Ol’ Man River” himself, Paul Robeson, performed at Cafeteatret, Oslo, premiering today. The play is written by...

Vikings’ Trade with Byzantium

Muslims conquests in Europe disrupted traditional trade, encouraging the Swedes to open up alternative routes through Russia. Apparently the Slavs then begged them to take...

Burns Pub in Oslo, Norway, Celebrates its 25 Year Anniversary

In the same year and season as the fall of the Berlin Wall, a new watering hole opened in downtown Oslo, just a few...

The New York Times recommends Norway

A travel writers description of his voyage onboard Hurtigruten, along Norway's impressive coastline. The Hurtigruten website modestly describes its cruise up the Norwegian coast as “the...

How Danish are you?

We’ve all heard about how happy the Danes are, and the many great things about living in Denmark such as a healthy approach to...

Festivals & Events In Stockholm

Choose from a smörgåsbord of festivals, from Nobel Day to Pride Week Swedes hold hard to traditions and the calendar is dotted with beloved, quintessentially...

Ikea donates millions to Ebola fight

Swedish retailer Ikea has donated 45m kronor (US$6.2m) to aid group Doctors Without Borders in France to help fight Ebola in West Africa. The...

What Makes Scandinavians So Happy?

In many countries, authoritarian governments speak only of prosperity in terms of economic wealth.  If they are the governments of oil-rich countries, they speak of...

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