I'm planning to be in Iceland this June and would love suggestions for where else I should go in Scandinavia (or the Baltic states) to spend the midsummer weekend. I'll be traveling solo and I don't know anyone there. If it helps, I'm not so much into dancing but I really like food! [more inside]
posted by swimmingly
on Mar 12, 2014 -
We're booking flights from the US to Scandinavia soon, with the trip planned for late May 2014. I'm getting confusing guidance about when it's best to buy trip/travel insurance from a third party vendor (i.e. not our airline). [more inside]
posted by midatlanticwanderer
on Dec 28, 2013 -
Every other year I throw a Nordic-themed winter solstice party to welcome the return of the sun. In addition to Nordic foods like Herring, meatballs, and Swedish fish I like to play music from the north. I want to branch out from Bjork, Sibelius and Abba.
I have already downloaded the album from Árstíðir which was featured on metafilter.
Can you suggest musicians/songs/bands/composers from Nordic countries (or from Arctic regions) that are sung in their native language rather than English?
posted by vespabelle
on Oct 24, 2013 -
We're planning a three-week trip to Scandinavia next summer, with the Vikings legends as our guide. But, um, where do we find Vikings? [more inside]
posted by Capri
on Sep 12, 2013 -
A friend of mine is going to move to Sweden next month. I would like to give him a book with vegan/vegetarian Swedish (or Scandinavian) recipes. The book can be in English, German or Swedish.
PS. In relation to this question what is the best place to buy Swedish books. It seems like there is nothing like Amazon over there.
posted by jfricke
on Jul 30, 2013 -
It's a Scandinavian film, though I don't precisely remember which country. The colour palette is faded greeny greys and faded pink. It has a grainy look. It's basically vignettes from ordinary life which are somehow absurd or sureally disappointing. There are lifts, staircases, cafes, offices...one scene is a couple in bed, she is a big blonde woman, he a rather scrawny man, all the time they are having sex she's telling him something heartfelt and meaningful and completely off topic... the scene is hilarious and pathetic at the same time.
There is another scene of a young married couple starting their life together, talking of their hopes and their romance. It's supposed to be in their bedroom but the set is a moving train with one wall removed, so one wall is a continuously changing vista. The train stops and they get off in a crowd of friends and relations at the station; later in the film a different couple have the same names, ambiguously.
Does anyone have a title, so I can find the DVD?
posted by glasseyes
on Jul 6, 2013 -
What time of year and what location is feasible for having a wedding in Northern Europe, given that we aren't averse to snow and want to have a small ceremony? [more inside]
posted by GoingToShopping
on Jul 1, 2013 -
Scandinavia travel - two weeks from Copenhagen to Stockholm and back again. Train or car rental? [more inside]
posted by fso
on Dec 6, 2012 -
I read a fiction trilogy in the 1990s. The first book was set in Britain (or England), the second in a Scandinavian country (Norway or Sweden), and the third in the USA. What was the trilogy? [more inside]
posted by Wordshore
on Nov 16, 2012 -
I'm looking for a good book about the Scandinavia to Midwest America immigrant experience (non-fiction). [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski
on Jan 9, 2012 -
Bedbugs! I'm staying with a friend and just found out that she might have them. I've already stayed two nights. Should I stay a third? Should I put all my stuff in the heaters, even if it will get damaged? Questions inside. [more inside]
posted by 3491again
on Sep 18, 2011 -
My spouse and I are heading to Northern Europe toward the end of the summer, and we'll be staying for 2 1/2 weeks. We'll be landing in Copenhagen and staying for five days, but we haven't planned beyond that. Where else should we go? [more inside]
posted by palmcorder_yajna
on Jul 21, 2011 -
I'm looking for Scandinavian (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian) Q&A web sites. They can be in any language, and all topics have interest. [more inside]
posted by WalkingAround
on Jul 4, 2011 -
I'm going on a trip in June to Oslo, Copenhagen, and Stockholm to study corporate social responsibility and business ethics. I'm meeting with about a dozen companies but but I am still looking for a software company headquartered there to visit with and interview. Does anyone know of a software company HQ'ed in one of the aforementioned cities with a strong CSR program?
posted by sciurine
on May 2, 2011 -
I want to spend my summer exploring Europe, through some combination of hitchhiking, walking, public transportation, couchsurfing, camping, and hostels. What should I know? How can I finance this trip? [more inside]
posted by LSK
on Nov 15, 2010 -
I'd like to know more about social, cultural and economic differences between Scandinavian countries. I've seen this
and have a few acquaintances that introduced me to national stereotypes, but I'm sure it gets more complex. How does life really vary across Scandinavia?
posted by StrikeTheViol
on Aug 16, 2008 -
Compared to the United States, how difficult is it for patients in Scandinavian countries (or Europe in general) to obtain their legally prescribed opiates? (i.e. are there the same, more or fewer hurdles?) [more inside]
posted by symbioid
on May 25, 2008 -
Mobile Internet access options in Scandinavia? For a foreigner, preferably no long term contract. [more inside]
posted by uncle harold
on May 1, 2008 -
My friend is a singer/songwriter who would like to tour Scandinavia. How would he go about doing this? [more inside]
posted by jeffmshaw
on Jan 26, 2008 -
Somewhere in the office chatter I agreed to bring food from my "culture" to an office happy hour Friday. I'm a European mutt with let's say a Scandinavian plurality. Any recommendations on something I could pick up at the average supermarket? [more inside]
posted by lbergstr
on Apr 18, 2007 -
When talking, Danes sometimes make a quick gasping noise that's very distinctive but difficult to describe. Can anyone explain this odd habit? Does it have a name? (More details inside.) [more inside]
posted by Ø
on Dec 29, 2006 -
Please help me find a picture (or the name, or the site) of a surreal scandinavian forestation machine. It's a huge machine on 6 or 8 legs - looks just like a spider
- with the cabin nested in the middle and one huge scorpion-like arm for lifting tree trunks. Rings a bell? [more inside]
posted by ruelle
on Aug 7, 2005 -
Scandinavia. Any travel tips? Must-sees? Ways to avoid vacating my savings account while I'm there? [...] [more inside]
posted by Succa
on Apr 23, 2004 -