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Travel Tips and Authentic Insights on Sweden, Finland and Norway.
Golden Chantarelles are a wanted species throughout kitchens all over the world. The good news is, they are growing plentiful in many places throughout summer and autumn. Once you have learned how to identify them and where to look you can pick them on your own.
When it comes to fishing, Lofoten is defenitely one of the places to be. Record fish are caught here every year. There are also excellent places for shore fishing in Lofoten that are accessible to everyone. Almost everything can be caught here, from cod to sea trout to halibut and salmon. In addition, fishing in Lofoten is free of charge from the shore of the coastline.
The deadly reputation of many mushrooms has accompanied these organisms for millennia. The Greeks and Romans have already numerous writings on this. Caution is key when it comes to foraging mushrooms and a good knowledge of the risks you take is highly recomended.
Whales are among the most fascinating creatures under the sun and seeing them live is on the top of many bucket lists. Norway is a great place for an encounter with these humble beings and there are many different species to look out for. We have encountered whales on various occasions and places and we want to share our experiences so you can prepare yourself to do the same.
Some of the best! Horn of plenty, black chantarelles or black trumpets as they are also called are very intense and aromatic mushrooms. They are excellent for drying and strike a high market value. Since they cannot be cultivated they have certain exclusivity to them.
swe.: Fjällig bläcksvamp | nor.: Matbleksopp | fin.: Suomumustesieni | dt.: Schopftintling This extraordinary mushroom is difficult to overlook but only exceedingly few people are aware of its culinary potential. Younger specimen can be sautéed or served in a soup and many compare the taste of the young stems to asparagus. Use it fresh is the motto here probably more than with any other mushroom.
While the northern countries are famous for their vast amount of delicious blueberries, other at least equally tasty berry species are often overlooked. We have picked 10 of our favourite berry species from the north. The best thing about all those berries is, everyone can pick them on private and public land alike due to the right to roam.
Finland is definitely one place to be if you are looking for a proper fishing adventure. With 187,888 lakes, 647 major rivers and over 1000 kilometres of coastline you’ll have more than enough possibilities to pursue your fishing dreams. You’ll literally find water everywhere in Finland, full of fish and usually part of a stunning environment. Take a look in our fishing map and get an idea of popular fishing spots and areas.
Stinging nettle is a widely overlooked ingredient in most kitchens and people categorize it rather as weed than anything else. We show you step by step how to produce very tasty spinach that is also a colourful enrichment to your cooking. You can find this dish usually in spring and early summer when the younger nettles grow.
A Kuksa or Guksi (Finnish: kuksa; Swedish: kåsa) is a carved wooden drinking cup from the Sámi handicraft (duodji) in Northern Scandinavia and Finland. Kuksas can be found in all kind of shapes and materials nowadays. However, an original Kuksa is (painfully) handcarved from birch burl wood. Learn how to make your own only wit handtools in this step by step guide.
The traditional and famous Finnish cinnamon pastries called Korvapusti (literally: slap/cuff on the ear) are the perfect treat for young and old alike. When temperatures drop in autumn it’s the time of the year when the Nordic streets are filled with the sweet smell of cardamom and cinnamon. Go and enjoy a Pullakahvit – the Finnish word for a coffee being enjoyed with a cinnamon pastry!
The arctic region of Finnmark is the most remote and wildest area in Europe. Yet it is fairly easy to get there and it’s a beautiful travel destination for outdoor enthusiasts, nature lovers and those who like it quite. If you want to escape the rush of your busy urban environment or are looking for the isolated post-Corona travel destination, look no further. We picked 10 great destinations for you that we totally recommend.
Plan a road trip or travel through Scandinavia? Even move there permanently? Want to survive on fish in the wild but don’t know how yet? We can help you with this detailed guide on how to catch fish in the North – Insights, Tips, Techniques, Gear, Fish... we got you covered.
You might have heard already rumors and first hand stories about the man-eating mosquitos from the North – dark clouds consisting of an indeterminable amount of individual mosquitos that will hunt you on every step. Is it all true or just travel-lore? Well, we say it depends. Find out everything you need to know in order to prepare properly for your adventure in the North.