Scandinavian Garfish

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....
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...
Pomp and Circumstance in Norway

Pomp and Circumstance in Norway

The Norwegian Monarchy has roots going back more than a thousand years in history. Here we shall only briefly touch upon the many centuries...
New Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle

New Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle

A year from now, in May 2018, in Seattle’s old Scandinavian neighborhood, Nordic Heritage Museum will be opening a new home. After many years...
The Largest Wooden Building in Northern Europe

The Largest Wooden Building in Northern Europe

The wooden palace in Trondheim, Norway, was built in the 1770s as a private home for the affluent councellor Schøller’s widow Cecilie Christine von...
Norwegian Police Troops in Sweden During World War II

Norwegian Police Troops in Sweden During World War II

WWII veterans from the Norwegian Police Troops in Sweden still meet weekly for lunch at Akershus Fortress in Oslo. “Naturally, we are fewer now...
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...
Scandinavia Scores on Top on the 2017 World Press Freedom Index

Scandinavia Scores on Top on the 2017 World Press Freedom Index

The World Press Freedom Index has been published every year since 2002 by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and is an important advocacy tool based...
How to Overcome Jet Lag

How to Overcome Jet Lag

When you're traveling rapidly between time zones, your sleep and energy levels may be thrown off by jet lag. This happens because your body's circadian...

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...

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