Selected Cocktail Bars in Oslo

Selected Cocktail Bars in Oslo

The mixed drink, a wonderful American invention, steadily grows more popular all over the world. As with all great culinary achievements, skill in mixing...

Life in Lapland

The indigenous Sami of northern Scandinavia, a hardy semi-nomadic people, can trace their roots back thousands of years. The Sami call themselves “the people of...

Scandinavian Eel

Anguilla anguilla. Eels are mythic creatures, spending their youth in the sea but their adult life in fresh water. As tiny fry (elvers) they take...
Scandinavian pike

Scandinavian Pike

Esox lucius. Pike are stuff of nightmares, ugly in a way that scares us on a subconscious level. They are skillful predators, lurking and...

Norwegian Christmas Aquavit

Norwegian Chef Eyvind Hellstrøm was part owner of the two stars Michelin restaurant Bagatelle in Oslo and president of the Bocuse D´Or Europe, but...

Christmas Mood in Oslo

The festive season is here and if you’re still feeling a little Bah! about it, there’s still plenty to enjoy in downtown Oslo. Christmas streets,...

Extreme Eating – Norwegian Lutefisk

Lonely Planet has picked the world’s ten weirdest foodstuffs. Norwegian Lutefisk is one of them. Enjoy it in Minnesota, USA – or in its...

After-Ski in Oslo

No other European capital has as much to offer the urban skier as the Norwegian capital Oslo. You can be that categorical when you...

The Scandinavian Herring Adventure

In the early Middle Ages, the sound between Sweden and Denmark was so full of herrings that the water seemed to boil. When the...
Scandinavian eating in New York City

Scandinavian Eating in New York City

There are currently over 250,000 Scandinavian-Americans in New York, not taking into account the increasing number of tourists, students, and temporary expats. It’s therefore...

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