Scandinavian Tourist Boards Newsletter
August 2017


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A Culinary Journey through Scandinavia

Stockholm Food Guide

Stockholm  has experienced a culinary boom the last couple of years and is  one of the world leaders in Nordic cuisine; clean, simple yet sophisticated creative cooking with novel approaches to service. Stockholm has a host of local Swedish classics attracting international headlines and food lovers; from   fine dining establishments with  star credentialship hangouts and waterside beauties to excellent gourmet adventures in casual and highly  affordable bistros. The city is also full of cozy, charming  cafésbrimming with atmosphere, and offering high quality food and drinks.


Copenhagen Street Food Guide 

Copenhagen Street Food is the city's first and only genuine street food market. Enjoy delicious sustainable street food from all corners of the world served in small food trucks - either indoors in the raw halls or out in the sun overlooking the city's waterfront.  WestMarket, Denmark's biggest food court,  is the go-to place for all street food lovers, with  a variety of different cuisines, bakeries and cafés. A  combination between a marketplace and a hangout spot, its is great for after work drinks or grocery shopping.  T ake a bite of Nordic Cuisine and the Copenhagen restaurant scene at  Copenhagen Cooking, one of the biggest food festivals in Northern Europe held in August of every year.

A Weekend to Remember in Oslo 

Take advantage of SAS Scandinavian Airlines' excellent weekend fares to Oslo, and combine city sights with cultural gems and the great outdoors of the Oslo region.  Enjoy Norway's long and bright summer days, e xplore the picturesque Oslo Fjord  and check off your bucket list things-to-do.  Discover the  Norwegian capital's hidden gems  through our   top 23 local's guide ;   o ur insider lists to shops, bars and eateries that only exist in Oslo,  places where you will find one-of-a-kind products and uncompromising service.  Weekend fares start at $549* R/T, for a 3 day maximum stay. Oslo can be reached from SAS' seven convenient US gateways: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Washington D.C. 

Helsinki Food Guide

Helsinki's culinary scene is booming. Besides the restaurant offering, indoor and outdoor markets and market halls sell fresh local produce, and there is a new street food culture taking up the streets of Helsinki. There are many annual food happenings such as Restaurant Day, Taste of Helsinki and Baltic Herring Market since 1743. Many l ocal chefs offer the HelsinkiMenu, which has further promoted delicious local food. Helsinki's  unique location between East and West brings an interesting dynamic to the  food scene with a plethora of culinary influences . "Food Helsinki? HEL YEAH!" is a brochure with local information and tips on Helsinki restaurant culture - your ultimate food guide in the Finnish capital!

Lobster Safari Kick-Off in West Sweden

The start of the Lobster Season, on September 25, is the main event of the fall season on Sweden's West Coast. Restaurants and hotels offer a wide range of lobster safaris, seafood adventures and autumn shellfish packages This is an opportunity no gourmet or food enthusiast should miss. 'The Shellfish Journey' is a food and travel concept dedicated to  the best shellfish in the world, pleasant places to eat and sleep, and fishing trips in the magical archipelago that is unique to the Bohuslän coast. The theme is Bohuslän's Big Five, which refers to the edible delicacies of the sea; Oysters, lobster, langoustines, prawns, mussels, and all the activities you can design around these delights.

Dig into Norwegian Food

When it comes to food and drink in Norway, a culinary revolution has quietly taken place in the last few years. Both restaurants and ordinary kitchens have seen  a rise in local and organic food Norwegian chefs have obtained a reputation worldwide, and in 2016, Maaemo became the first Norwegian restaurant to get three Michelin stars. The variety of tastes and traditions can be experienced at one of the many local food festivals, such as Gladmat in Stavanger, Smak in Tromsø and Trøndersk matfestival in Trondheim. 

Danish Michelin Guide

Denmark is Scandinavia's gourmet food powerhouse with a total of 28 Michelin Stars and 24 star-studded restaurants to choose from! For the past decade, Copenhagen has blazed its own trail as one of the world's great gastronomic hotspots, but Denmark's second city Aarhus has earned accolades as well. For a different kind of gourmet experience, head to the country inns that draw on the freshest local produce. In 2016, Geranium became Denmark's first restaurant to receive three Michelin stars.

Berry Picking in Scandinavia

Berry picking is without a doubt one of the  greatest joys of hiking in Nordic forests  and bush-land during the summer-months.  The taste of Scandinavian summer is found in the abundant wild, seasonal berries. They ripen throughout early summer till late autumn and are an important part of Nordic cuisine.  Best eaten fresh straight off the bush -  but also lovely in jams, jellies, cordials, juices, pies and cakes or sprinkled on top of freshly made waffles.


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