New Food Prize Celebrates Nordic Cuisine

On 24 August 2017 the Nordic food award ‘Embla’ is handed out for the first time at an award ceremony in Copenhagen City Hall. The...

Scandinavian Grey Mullet

Grey mullet (Chelon abrosus) is a recent introduction in northern waters. The warm water around the power stations and the general warming of the...
The Norwegian Asparagus Island

The Norwegian Asparagus Island

On the fringe of the Oslo Fjord about 100 kilometers south of Oslo, you arrive at a little, exuberant summer paradise island, Hvasser.  The...

Spirits of Norway

In 1927 the State Wine Monopoly acquired Norway's last operational distillery which signified the end of proud local and independent distilling traditions. In 2015...
Scandinavian Monkfish

Scandinavian Monkfish

Lophius piscatorius – the monkfish – must be the ugliest creature on earth. It is a sea dragon that can grow to a scary...
Experience a Norwegian Lake Boat This Summer

Experience a Norwegian Lake Boat This Summer

With Norwegian inland boats tourists and hikers alike can now experience Norwegian nature in a completely different way. Organized by the organization Hanen, these...
Scandinavian Restaurants rank among the best in Europe

Scandinavian Restaurants Rank Among the Best in Europe

OAD (Opinionated About Dining) is the only dining survey that factors experience into its rating system. Its 2016 results are based on over 160,000...
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...
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...

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