17 Mai in London – Celebrate Norway’s National Day like a Norwegian!

The Norwegian National Day is celebrated every year in Southwark Park in London with thousands of Norwegian gathering to walk in the parade, eat hot dogs and sing the national anthem together. Many will bring a picnic and the children can play all day. This is arguably one of the best family festivals there is in the British capital. Yet unknown to many! 17th of May Committee invites everyone to...

Þjóðhátíðardagurinn – Icelandic National Day 17th June

Icelandic National Day is an annual holiday in Iceland which commemorates the foundation of The Republic of Iceland on 17 June 1944 and its independence from Danish rule. And this is how it's being celebrated! Many Icelanders will today wear their national costume and celebrate their independence on a national scale, with a parade lead by a brass band. Riders on Icelandic horses often precede the...

Scandinavian Style Father’s Day Gifts – Editors’ Picks

Father's Day is soon approaching. Besides the lovely home made cards and the precious hugs and kisses he will receive from his kids on the day... here are our Scandinavian Style Father's Day Gifts! Although he deserves to have his feet up on Father's Day, there's more affordable ways of treating him on his big day than investing in above designer chair (which happens to be my husbands...

Celebrate Scandinavian Midsummer in London

A complete guide to Scandinavian Midsummer Celebrations in London 2015. What, where and when. And a basic guide on how to celebrate the longest day of the year like a Scandinavian. What to wear? Informal and summery, white if possible. Flower crown, preferably fresh wild flowers. What to eat? A light picnic, do a barbeque and lots of ice cream. What to do? Dance, sing, make flower crowns, dance...

Come along to a traditional Swedish Crayfish Party at Lisa’s London

A crayfish party is a traditional summertime eating and drinking celebration in the Nordic countries, especially in Sweden. All you need is some friends, a heap of freshly boiled crayfish and a selection of silly hats and songs -or a invite to a party! Due to the risk of over-fishing, restrictions on river crayfishing were introduced back in the early 1900s. The season was limited to a couple of...