Meet The Viking Dog

No not this kind of Viking dog …. We are talking about the Swedish Vallhund – an ancient, national dog breed of Sweden breed is at least 1,000 years old, going back to the age of the Vikings. At that time, the breed probably had been known as “Vikingarnas Hund,”or the Viking Dog. Also known… More Meet The Viking Dog

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, family, games and activities, and delicious food. June 22nd is Midsommar in Scandinavia and an excellent reason to have a picnic. (You can find out more about Midsommar in our… More Picnics Scandinavian Style

Scandinavian Folklore and Folktales #4: Sami Folktales

This month’s folktales come from the book By the Fire – Sami Folktales and Legends collected and illustrated by Emilie Demant Hatt, translated, and with an Afterword, by Barbara Sjoholm. In the book Demant Hatt explains: This small book is called “by the fire” because everything here was told around the campfire. Fire is, after the… More Scandinavian Folklore and Folktales #4: Sami Folktales