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,...

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...

400 Norwegian Gems Online

Tourists from all over the world want to experience real and exciting Norwegian traditional destinations when they travel. 400 of Hanen’s rural gems are...
Drinking in Scandinavia

Drinking in Scandinavia

Alcohol is expensive in Scandinavia and the sale of strong beer, wine and spirits in Sweden and Norway is restricted to state alcohol shops...
Norwegian Fishpot

Norwegian Fishpot

Norway’s many rivers, streams and lakes make it a paradise for outdoor experiences and sport fishing – that’s where Fishpot comes in. Fishpot is an...
Food and Drink in Norway

Food and Drink in Norway

Norway’s long varied coastline provides ample opportunities for harvesting both “wild” and farm-raised fish. The slow ripening process of everything that grows during the...

Norse Beer – Viking Style

Do you believe in fairy tales? Imagine a place cradled among grand mountains, waterfalls and deep fjords. Imagine a place honoring Norse mythology and...

New Nordic Kitchen

In 2004, six of Scandinavia’s finest chefs came together to devise the New Nordic Kitchen manifesto, emphasizing slow food, local organic produce and foraged...

Scandinavian Smørrebrød and Smörgåsbord

Danish smørrebrød (open sandwiches) eaten daily with cutlery are miniature works of art with a near-infinite choice of toppings. Lined up in café windows,...
Oslo's Restaurant King

Oslo’s Restaurant King

For more than 25 years as a nightlife entrepreneur in Oslo, Nevzat Arikan has been a key player in the gentrification of dilapidated downtown...

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Norway, Naturally

Norway, Naturally

Author Trygve Sunde Kolderup has produced an excellent guide to 60 unique Norwegian outdoor experiences and places to stay. Kolderup is manager of Hvitserk,...
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Scandinavian Garfish

Garfish (belone belone) come to the Scandinavian shores in May, and are a very popular angling fish as they put up a good fight....
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Drinking in Scandinavia

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