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Thirteen nominees for the 2020 Nordic Council Literature Prize

NordenBladet – Thirteen Nordic novels, short stories, and poetry collections have been nominated for the 2020 Nordic Council Literature Prize. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony for the Nordic Council prizes in Reykjavik this autumn. The following

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Scandinavian history and culture: WHAT were gender roles like during Viking times? What happens when a Viking dies?

NordenBladet – What were gender roles like during Viking times? A Norwegian archaeologist Marianne Moen thinks we often misinterpret the past based on our current cultural assumptions. Men and women had more similarities than differences, she says. Moen studied the

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Swedish history and culture: The Vasa Museum (Vasamuseet) + GALLERY!

NordenBladet – The Vasa Museum (Swedish: Vasamuseet) is a maritime museum in Stockholm, Sweden. Located on the island of Djurgården, the museum displays the only almost fully intact 17th century ship that has ever been salvaged, the 64-gun warship Vasa

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EXHAUSTIVE OVERVIEW: who were the ancient Scandinavian origin Vikings and when was the time of the Vikings?

NordenBladet – The Vikings were ancient Scandinavian origin seafarers whose characteristic culture flourished around the 8th until the 11th century (the so called Viking Era). The name “Viking” apparently stems from ancient Nordic word vik that stands for gulf; viking

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Food of Iceland: What is Laufabrauð and how to make it? + Recipe and VIDEOS!

NordenBladet – Laufabrauð (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈløːivaprœiθ], “leaf bread”; sometimes also called “snowflake bread” in English) is a traditional kind of Icelandic bread that is most often eaten in the Christmas season. Originating from northern Iceland but now eaten throughout the

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TWO-WEEK road trip with children to Finland – the planning of the trip, the route, and travel blog with photos

NordenBladet – Travelling in the Nordic countries is safe and within a short time you are able to visit several sightseeings. The Nordic people themselves prefer to travel more and more in the home country and other Nordic countries since

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Faroe Islands: Faroese short film “Ikki Illa Meint” wins at Cannes Film Festival +TRAILER!

NordenBladet – A short film by Faroese director, Andreas Høgenni, has won an award at the Cannes Film Festival. The film, titled “Ikki Illa Meint” (No Ill Will in English), was one of ten nominated films at the Semaine de

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Faroe Islands: Celebrations take place as Faroese flag turns 100

NordenBladet – The Faroese flag was shown in public for the first time on 2 June 1919 in Fredensborg, a town 30 km north of Copenhagen. To celebrate the centennial anniversary of this historic happening, seven Faroese wooden ships docked

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HYGGE – a Danish and Norwegian word for a mood of coziness. What is Scandinavian Hygge? 10 common questions with answers

NordenBladet – Hygge (/ˈhjuːɡə/ HEW-gə or /ˈhuːɡə/ HOO-gə) is a Danish and Norwegian word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment. As a cultural category with its sets of associated practices hygge has

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Denmark’s main national parks: Thy National Park, Mols Bjerge National Park and The Wadden Sea National Park INFO + LINKS +VIDEOS!

NordenBladet – What to do in Denmark? If you are a nature lover, visit Denmark’s national parks*! There are six national parks in the Kingdom of Denmark; five in Denmark proper and one in Greenland. The first national park in Denmark

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TripAdvisor mined its booking data for a new list of the ten best food cities and food tours in the world

NordenBladet – If you tend to focus your travel plans around food, you’re not alone. More travellers than ever are looking for ways to experience local cuisine and food culture. And they’re seeking locals to guide them. From feasting on

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Helena-Reet: The very best outdoor pools that Israel has to offer

NordenBladet — Israel is the perfect destination to have a diverse and interesting holiday. There is plenty to do, but one of the best ideas in summer time is to visit a pool or a water park to cool yourself

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Helena-Reet: A few tips to make your Israel visit perfect in summer time!

OHMYGOSSIP — I recently came back from my lovely vacation and must say that summer in Israel is hotter than hot! Last time I was in Israel in December and then the temperature was about 15 degrees colder. Now in

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Helena-Reet: OHMYGOSSIP started collaboration with Israel Ministry of Tourism & Israel Government Tourist Office Nordics!

OHMYGOSSIP — I have such great news! As a huge traveler, lover of different cultures and countries and as a great Israel patriot I’m so proud to announce that I started collaboration with Israel Ministry of Tourism & Israel Government

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Estonia’s best handicraft items were presented @ XVI St. Martin’s Day Fair in Saku Suurhall

OHMYGOSSIP — Tallinn’s cultural calendar is full of events! The St. Martin’s Day fair (Mardilaat) is the biggest handicraft and folk event in Estonia, arts & crafts website elishevashoshana.com mediates.

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Oslo on “top-destinations” list for 2013

OHMYGOSSIP — The New York Times has named Oslo as one of the 46 most attractive travel destinations in the world in 2013, and the only Scandinavian city mentioned in the ranking. Oslo is in good company among destinations like

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