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 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...
48. 55 reasons to visit Sweden

55 Reasons To Visit Sweden

Alex Waltner, the editor of travel blog Swedish Nomad, lists 55 reasons why everyone should visit Sweden at least once in their life. 1. Nature If you're...

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 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....

Scandinavian Master Chefs in New York City

A short subway ride from Manhattan by the L line, we enter Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Why do people travel over the bridges from Manhattan and...
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...

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,...

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 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...

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