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How Scandinavians Celebrate Midsummer Eve

Midsummer, a festival that has ancient roots is celebrated in Scandinavia and northern Europe. Even though good weather is not guaranteed, it is possible to enjoy a pleasant evening and have a great time. In Sweden, outdoor celebrations like maypole dancing...

Norway’s 7 Most Famous Hiking Trails with Unforgettable Views

It’s not surprising that Norway’s hiking culture is a major part of its lifestyle. The country has 47 national parks and some of the highest mountains in Europe. There are also thousands of miles of coastline. Norwegians adopt “friluftsliv”–an outdoors lifestyle–year-round...

You Will Love The Loire Valley.

This is the land of fairytales. From the time the Loire Valley was the home of the country’s royals, the stretch of 170-miles in central France is filled with hundreds chateaux (castles). It is difficult to choose which sites to include...

Surstromming: What to Expect from Sweden’s Fermented Fish

Swedish cuisine is well-known for its Swedish meatballs and crayfish parties, as well as smorgasbord lunches. But there’s one delicacy that’s rarely found beyond Sweden’s borders. Although heiring is a controversial food, the fermented version of the mutton is highly prized...

10 Amazing Facts about Reykjavik (Island)

Iceland’s capital Reykjavik is home to just 233,000 people, just over half of which live in the city proper. Despite being a small city on the world scale, Reykjavik punches way above its weight due to its capital city status. With...