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...

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...

Sweet Dreams in Scandinavian Hotels

During the summer months, guests at all Clarion hotels in Norway and Sweden have had the opportunity to contribute to the environment through the...

Ten Hours with the Trolls in Norway

My heart sank as I looked at the itinerary. Saturday 4 June – leave hotel 7.45am, arrive at next hotel 5.45pm. In between, two...

Scandinavian Coffee-Making Champions

Espresso, cappuccino, caffe latte or macchiato - The World Barrista Championship has fostered several Scandinavian champions. Making really good coffee is an art; a good...

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,...

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 Herring

Clupea harengus: Herrings are the backbone of Scandinavian fish cookery, and are not endangered at the moment, even if some strains, as in 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...

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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,...
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...

Organic Luxury from Sweden

Organic cosmetics are positive for the environment, but no guarantee against irritated skin through allergic reactions. As former CEO of a skin care company,...