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We at OURWAY Tours love to discover a country through its food, as it says so much about it. If you’re planning a breakaway to Oslo this year, this is what you need to eat in Olso!
The Norwegian delicacy Brunost
Around 30% av all cheese that’s eaten by the Norwegians is the brunost, with its sweet-sour taste. The original Brunost (translating to brown cheese) was created by a woman named Anne Hov. In the middle of the 18th century, her residential area led by an economic crisis, Anne Hov, who then worked on a mountain farm got an idea. When she added cream to whey while boiling, she made a thicker, more solid product – like cheese. She named it to Feitost (fat cheese). Since then, the brown cheese has been produced, consumed and loved in Norway.
Fresh fish from Oslo Fjord
With its vicinity to the fjord, the city of Oslo is the perfect place to eat fresh fish. Try oysters, smoked salmon, smoked trout and marinated salmon. It’s a delight!
The dish is made by salted, dried ribs of sheep. The meat is then steamed in a saucepan on a layer of birch sticks or on a cooking grate. To pinnekjøtt you’re most often served boiled potatoes, lingonberries or mustard. Even though pinnekjøtt is a dish most popular around Christmas, you can still find it at restaurants serving typical Norwegian food almost year around.
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Scandinavian fashion is getting quite famous all across the world. We have brands like Filippa K, Acne but also worldwide famous H&M. If you’re urging to getting to know the city by shopping in it, here’s where to go shopping in Stockholm.
As a capital, naturally, Stockholm has lots of shopping opportunities. Whether you prefer vintage over luxury brands, Stockholm has it. Like other cities, much of the same thing is found at the same place.
Vintage on Södermalm
In the bohemian streets of Södermalm (locally known as Söder), you have one second-hand store after another in every corner. Myrorna (Götgatan 29 & Hornsgatan 96) and Stadsmissionen (Hornsgatan 58, Skånegatan 75, Fatburs Brunnsgata 26) are two “chains” of stores with cheap vintage clothing and accessories. On Hornsgatan 77 (close to Mariatorget), you have a Filippa K Second-hand store and Judits on Hornsgatan 75 also offers more selected clothing.
Luxury brands on Östermalm
The area that makes Biblioteksstan is the mecca for shopping luxury brands. Biblioteksstan is the nick-name for the blocks between the squares Stureplan and Norrmalmstorg, around the main street Biblioteksgatan. Here you’ll find brands such as Chanel, By Malene Birger, Gant, Hugo Boss, Louis Vuitton and much more. All stores can be found on Biblioteksstans website.
Budget brands on Norrmalm
In the city center of Stockholm, also known as Norrmalm, the budget brands jostle with each other. The main street for budget brands is the pedestrian street Drottninggatan. Here you’ll find not one but three H&M’s, Weekday, Lindex and other Scandinavian chains.
If you want someone to take you shopping and tell you about Swedish and Scandinavian fashion, check out our tour Passion for Fashion.
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Copenhagen is a vibrant city throughout the whole year if you ask us, and April is sure no exception. Here are three tips on festivals you can attend in Copenhagen in April 2018.
48HOURS FESTIVAL in Nørrebro
From the 27-29th of April, the culture festival 48HOURS Festival hits off in the bohemian area of Nørrebro. There will be concerts, workshops, street parties and art exhibitions. The program will be published here.
Cherry-blossoms at Copenhagen Sakura Festival
The blooming of the flowers in Langelinie Park is a big happening in the city. 200 cherry blossom trees in the park blooming are the definition of Spring’s arrival if you ask us! To celebrate the Sakura trees, the Copenhagen Sakura Festivals takes place every year. In 2018, the dates are 28 – 29th of April. Expect Japanese traditions, culture, and atmosphere. Read more about the festival on Copenhagen Sakura Festival’s website.
Friday Rock at Tivoli
Starting the 13th of April, Friday’s will contain a bit more rock n’ roll, at least in the amusement park Tivoli. It’s then that Friday Rock starts for the season. The schedule for the whole season of Fredagsrock (meaning Friday Rock) can be found here. The concerts are included in the price of the entrance fee to Tivoli.
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