Food

Guide To Salmiakki: Meet Nordic Salty Liquorice

Salmiakki (or salmiak), a candy mostly seen in the Nordics, has an unusual taste for a sweet: it’s actually salty.  Salmiak’s characteristic salty taste actually comes from ammonium chloride, not sodium chloride (salt) — though the difference is hard to …

Food

The Wonderful World Of Nordic Berries

Over the last few years, an increasing number of people around the world have become obsessed with Nordic cooking. Nordic cuisine is linked with each country’s landscape and the availability of ingredients dependant on the season. In the summer months, Nordic landscapes are characterised by nearly 24-hours of sunlight a day – bathing forest floors with dew-soaked berries in myriad colours and varieties. However, these heady days of endless sunlight are finite, and during the long, cold winter months, natural foods of all varieties are scarce.

Business

Nordic Tech Startups To Watch

Scandinavian countries are often described as the ideal ‘sandbox’ testing ground for innovative business ideas. In fact, there are nearly as many tech startups in Scandinavia as there is in Silicon Valley. This may be due to the populations of …

Basics Travel

Meet The Nordic Capital Cities

The Nordic capitals are amongst the prettiest places to visit in Europe. In the northernmost cities – like Oslo and Reykjavik- you can catch sightings of the spectacular aurora borealis. Further south, in the towns like Helsinki, fantastic mountain trails and fresh Nordic forests is just a stone’s throw away from the town’s centre.

Culture

What Is Nordic Noir?

Nordic Noir crime fiction first blossomed into global consciousness with Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series back in 2006. Since then, Nordic tales of gruesome murder cases have become a popular cultural product. Take, for instance, the widely praised TV series, The …