Author Archives: Heidi

Types of Nordic Food – Part 2

In part one of our culinary journey across Scandinavia, we saw how the vast landscape of the Nordic region influenced the food of the region. In this blog we look at how important fish is to the Nordic cuisine as well as what meats are preferred. Scandinavia has a vast coastline which obviously is perfect […]

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Types of Nordic Food – Part 1

The different cuisines of the world reflect the landscapes of the country, if the country is particularly large then obviously the climate and types of soil are also very important. In Nordic cuisine water plays a very big part in what is eaten, as the coastlines of Scandinavia provide an abundance of fish that is […]

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How Vikings Navigated Around the World – Part 2

We continue our epic long voyage alongside early Nordic sailors across the great seas and oceans of the world. In part one of this blog we learned how the Vikings used the sun and celestial bodies to find their way around. But they also used and recorded bird and marine life behavior along with any […]

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How Vikings Navigated Around the World – Part 1

The Nordic people are among the greatest sailors that the world has ever known. Sailing in fairly rudimentary crafts it is almost unbelievable that they managed to achieve such great sailing feats that up to then no other had been able to. Their greatest skill was that of navigation and the Nordic sailors relied on […]

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The Best Nordic Folk Music – Part 2

The second part of our blog celebrating Nordic music follows on from part one, when we looked at three current artists of the music scene which were, Steindor Andersen, Torgeir Vassvik and Eivor. We learned that many of the songs they wrote were based on ancient poems and musical styles that dated back hundreds of […]

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The Best Nordic Folk Music – Part 1

Nordic films and culture have always had a minimalist aspect to it, and the architecture shows clean lines which reflects upon the music that the associated countries produce. When we talk about Nordic culture we tend to talk about Denmark, Iceland, Sweden and Norway, and the common threads these countries have on influence Nordic music […]

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The Principles of Nordic Architecture

Nordic design and architecture are famed for its clean and simple lines that form a very graphic and sometimes austere aesthetic. What is true about Nordic architecture is that the simplicity is the beauty of it all, it is also highly functional which utilizes modern techniques that create different spaces that originally are not obvious […]

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