Listen to the Future

Kristian Aartun, a young Norwegian entrepreneur, is the driving force behind the annual international entrepreneur conference, NIEC. This year’s honorary chairman, Ryan Blair, an American...

In Bed With A Norwegian

That’s right. I’m opening my bedroom door. But let me warn you, it’s chilly….And I’m not just saying that to shake off porn-seekers. The temperature In...

The Vikings – Medieval Thugs or Merchant Traders?

The Vikings plundered their way into the annals of Scandinavian history. But archeology reveals there’s more to these raiders than meets the eye. At first...

Snapshots of Scandinavia

Fjords, Vikings, reindeer, colorful fishing villages, northern lights, maybe a stave church, that is the images many travelers already may have of Scandinavia. But...

Scandinavia Exports Urban Master Planning Expertise

Well-functioning cities require commitment from residents and strong architectural master planning. The capital cities of Scandinavia are role models for the rest of the...

Cool Off In Scandinavia

Why not escape to a cooler climate? Here's a sampling of tours that offer a choice of chilling out in the cosmopolitan cities of...

Vikings’ Trade with Byzantium

Muslims conquests in Europe disrupted traditional trade, encouraging the Swedes to open up alternative routes through Russia. Apparently the Slavs then begged them to take...

The New York Times recommends Norway

A travel writers description of his voyage onboard Hurtigruten, along Norway's impressive coastline. The Hurtigruten website modestly describes its cruise up the Norwegian coast as “the...

How Danish are you?

We’ve all heard about how happy the Danes are, and the many great things about living in Denmark such as a healthy approach to...

Festivals & Events In Stockholm

Choose from a smörgåsbord of festivals, from Nobel Day to Pride Week Swedes hold hard to traditions and the calendar is dotted with beloved, quintessentially...

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Food and Drink in Sweden

Sweden has access to some of the freshest flavors un Europe, farmed in the mellow climate of the south, or hunted in the unspoilt...

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...
Sweden’s Museum of Commercial Flops

Sweden’s Museum of Commercial Flops

51 commercial failed products will be exhibited at ‘Museum of Failure’ in Helsingborg, Sweden, when it opens 7 June. Collector and innovation researcher at...
Scandinavian Mackerel

Scandinavian Mackerel

Scomber scombrus: Mackerel live in the deep seas in winter, but come to the shores in great numbers in May, and again in August....