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Time for Coffee?

If you’re planning to visit Scandinavia this year with The Mighty Fine Company be prepared for coffee and cake!

Northern Europeans love to ‘fika’ (go out for coffee). In fact they love it so much that, certainly in Sweden, the coffee breaks come thick and fast (typically every two hours). And the great news is that, as well as the liquid refreshment, there’s always cake too! From cinnamon rolls to almond rusks and chocolate cake, if you’ve got a sweet tooth, you’re in for a treat!

So why not settle down with a cup of coffee and a slice of cake and find out all about our holidays in Scandinavia?

31. October 2014 by Emma Smith

Berry Good For You

Lingonberries, it appears, may help you maintain a svelte figure. According to recent research, this Scandinavian 'superberry' can prevent the body storing fat.

A Swedish study has proved that lingonberries are better than other berries at keeping fat and cholesterol low. There is a slight issue, however, around the quantities required to make a real difference! More...

31. March 2014 by Emma Smith

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Fly Copenhagen

Situated 8km from the city centre, on the Isle of Amager, and catering for 25 million passengers each year, Copenhagen International is Scandinavia’s busiest airport.

Due to the large number of passengers using the airport each day, Copenhagen is well equipped with everything you could possibly need including over 120 shops, restaurants, lounges and much, much more. More...

13. March 2014 by Joanne Wilson

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Spring has Sprung in Scandinavia

As the United States has faced Arctic conditions, the same weather system has brought unexpected warmer spells to areas of Scandinavia. Usually associated with very cold winters and snow-topped landscapes during winter, the high pressure system that prevents warmer airs from travelling up the Arctic Ocean has somehow been compromised and the norm has been tipped on its head. More...

24. February 2014 by Joanne Wilson

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Viking Talk

As an isle that has been fought over many times, it is small wonder that many “foreign” words have crept into the English language. Yet, it may come as a surprise that one of the greatest contributors to our language is the Viking race.

The Vikings were renowned for their barbaric behaviour and it is, therefore, quite fitting that many of the words they bequeathed to us are, actually, quite brutal. For example, slaughter derives from the Old Norse word, slatr, meaning butchering and the word, anger, is a slight variation of the Old Norse verb, angra, which means to grieve, vex or distress. On a less aggressive note, steak comes from steikja, meaning to “roast on a spit” and kindle comes from kynda meaning to kindle or light a fire. More...

17. February 2014 by Joanne Wilson

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