Nordic Lifestyle

It’s Strawberry Season In Norway

Actually it is berry season in Norway. (It is also berry season in Sweden and most of these berries are also found there. Our next ...
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Picnics Scandinavian Style

Tomorrow, June 18th, is International Picnic Day, a day we celebrate one of the greatest ways to enjoy the summer season—an outdoor picnic with friends, ...
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Spring Cleaning in Scandinavia: Squeaky Clean and Squeaky Green

Cleanliness is next to godliness, or so the saying goes; but for folks in the Nordic countries, it may be the other way around. They ...
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Semla Day Is Coming

March 5th is Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday or, in Sweden it is “Semmeldagen” (the day of the Semla). This is the national day of ...
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Herring and Sill and Klädesholmen – Oh My

Swedes eat over 3,000 tons (that’s 6,600,000+ pounds) of pickled herring every year. That’s literally a boatload of herring. The herring (commonly known as sill) ...
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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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