Food in Scandinavia

No one thought very much about Scandinavian dining until the arrival of New Nordic Cuisine and its flagbearer Noma – the three-Michelin star restaurant in Copenhagen voted best in the world several times since it opened a decade or so ago. Tucked into the far north of Europe and almost entirely surrounded by seas, Scandinavian […]

Christmas in Scandinavia

Christmas and Scandinavia go together like snatched kisses and sprigs of mistletoe, with frequent snowfalls ensuring a wondrous wintry backdrop. But don’t worry, because the region’s traditions and seasonal events will keep you feeling all warm and festive. Add to this the real-life home of Santa Claus in Finnish Lapland and the chance to soak […]

Want a Fantastic Winter Vacation? Visit Lapland!

by Marcelo Guimaraes – Founder & Owner of Discover Scandinavia Tours INTRODUCTION – Vacationing at the Top of the World Lapland is an adventure. I am not talking about dangling from a cliff, jumping from an airplane or searching long-lost treasures in some subterranean metropolis of millennia ago. By “adventure” I mean: inherently and delightfully […]

Three Swedish Easter Traditions that Might Surprise You

Easter – or Påsk in Swedish – is a fun time of the year. People are enjoying spring, kids are off school and families are getting together to celebrate. There are many Scandinavian Easter traditions, but we will focus on three of them here.