Nordic Lifestyle

World Cup Soccer — Scandinavian Style

FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) World Cup starts next week in Russia. We call it soccer but the rest of the world calls in ...
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Give Me A Piece of That Kvikk Lunsj Bar

Kvikk Lunsj, (Norwegian for "Quick Lunch"), is one of Norway's most popular and iconic chocolate bars from Freia, one of Norway's oldest chocolate companies. Some ...
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Scandinavia At The 2018 Winter Paralympic Games

The 2018 Winter Paralympics have begun. They are the 12th Paralympic Winter Games, and are being held in PyeongChang. The Games are an international multi-sport ...
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Curl Up For an Olympic Read

Today we’re talking about curlers. No not those curlers:  we’re talking about these curlers: Norwegian curlers to be exact. Curling is part of the Winter ...
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Olympics 2018: Name Those Jumps and Skaters

The Winter Olympics are in full swing and we will be posting some factoids about the history and current Olympics with a Scandinavian flavor to ...
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Hygge – Have Your Cake And Eat A Lot Of It Too

Food is a big part of hygge. Since hygge translates to cozy/comfort in English when it comes to hygge+food = comfort food. Everyone has their ...
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Hygge and More

I’ve been writing about hygge for the past few weeks but I would like to introduce you to three new Scandinavian concepts that are popular ...
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Hygge and Light – Part 2

Meik Wiking, the hygge master, says: “Lighting is not just about candles. Danes are obsessed by lighting in general....Danes select lamps carefully and place them ...
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Hygge and Light: Part 1 – Candles

Candles are to hygge as water is to swimming. From what I’ve read I feel confident sharing this analogy although it gives me flashbacks to ...
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Hygge Vocabulary

The word “hygge” is often translated as cozy or a sense of well-being. And I’ve discovered there is a whole world of hygge words that ...
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