Sushi in Oslo

Sushi in Oslo

Do you like Salmon sushi and sashimi? Then you should thank the Norwegians, who not only dreamt up the dish but also got the...

One Trip, Two Scandinavian Countries

Just across the border from each other, Värmland in Sweden and Hedmark in Norway, offer the same wonderful open-air escape. Deciding where to go is...

Scandinavian Food and Drink

Brace yourself for a gastronomic treat: fresh seafood, wild berries and succulent game washed down by fiery aquavit is the order of the day. There’s...
Scandinavian Cod – A Delicacy in February

Scandinavian Cod – A Delicacy in February

Cod (Gadinae sp. Lotinae sp) is both the name of a certain fish, and a roomy expression for a large number of fish that...
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...
China and Norway Normalize Relations

China and Norway Normalize Relations

Six years ago the decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to the imprisoned democracy advocate Liu Xiaobo opened a rift between the two countries. Last month the...
Fisherman fishing giant Norway haddock

Norway Haddock

Norway haddock are actually a number of closely related fish in the rockfish family. Some of these are endangered, some are not. The Nordic species...

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...

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...

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,...

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