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The Expedition NordWay continues to tour the Finnish Lakeland. They are on a pleasure cruiser now. Its captain reveals to Sasha and Kristina that there are so many islands around, thus sometimes locals come across new ones. On one of them, which was discovered long time ago, there is an ancient fortress, St. Olaf’s Castle. Every year it hosts the international opera festival. In this episode about travelling in the North of Europe you explore the northernmost Medieval stone castle and learn when it is the best time to buy tickets for the opera festival.



Danish kitten takes solo train trip to neighbouring town

A 12-week-old cat reported missing in the Danish town of Fredericia was found unharmed after taking a train to Vejle – 30 kilometres away.

Danish anti-begging law sees three convicted in Copenhagen

Two men and a woman were sentenced to 14 days’ imprisonment at Copenhagen court on Wednesday under Denmark’s new tightened anti-begging legislation.

German man jailed for filming women peeing at Roskilde Festival

A 49-year-old German man was sentenced to 30 days in jail on Wednesday for having secretly filmed as many as 60 female Roskilde Festival guests as they urinated, Danish news agency Ritzau reported.

Danish backpacker deported from Australia after rape conviction

A 19-year-old Danish man is set to be deported from Australia after pleading guilty to the rape of a 21-year-old British woman in October.

Denmark faces first ‘summer-less’ July in 38 years

Let’s face it, this has hardly felt like summer. Now we’ve got the numbers to prove it.

Spain detains Danish man suspected of fighting with Isis

Spain said on Saturday it has arrested a Danish man on suspicion of fighting with Isis jihadists in Syria, as officials are on high alert for the huge WorldPride parade.

‘I’ve worked in kitchens in asylum centres, but have never tried anything like this before’

In part two of our feature on volunteers at Roskilde Festival, The Local spoke to organisers and cooks at Sisters’ Cuisine, an organic food stand staffed by women asylum seekers and refugees.

Danish companies struggling to fill positions: report

More than every third Danish company has unsuccessfully attempted to recruit new employees in the past year, a new survey shows.

Danish PM denies internal rift over state loan proposal

Denmark’s prime minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen has denied rumours of a spilt within the Venstre (Liberal) party after a minister called a proposal for a state loan system “socialist”.

Roskilde 'is not just stages, but also the space between'

The Local went backstage at the Roskilde music festival – the largest of its kind in Scandinavia – to speak to three veteran volunteers about their roles and the culture behind the 46-year-old event’s workforce.

Italians rally to rescue Denmark death-row dog

A dog ordered to be put down in Denmark has been allowed to return to her home country of Italy, after Italians mobilized to save the pet.

Cyberattack blocks Maersk terminals, new orders

Danish shipping mammoth Maersk said Wednesday it had shut down some of its computer systems after a global cyberattack disrupted operations at its terminals and hindered it from taking new orders.


Summer travels in Denmark: Skagen

When you think about travel in Denmark, long journeys are probably not the first thing that spirings to mind. But when you take them, they are well worth it.

Downpour warnings issued for Aarhus, Copenhagen... and Roskilde

The Roskilde Festival is in the area of Denmark predicted to receive heavy rain over the coming days.

One in two failed Danish citizenship test

Half of all naturalisation hopefuls that took Denmark’s citizenship test in June failed.

Denmark 'gives back to the people' with beer made using recycled urine

The Danish Agriculture and Food Council let it all out in front of its headquarters at the Axelborg building in Copenhagen on Tuesday as it launched a new beer produced using recycled urine.

It’s official: 'hygge' is now an English word

It's been trending in the UK and US for so long that it has almost become a publishing genre in its own right. Now hygge is here to stay with its very own entry in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).

'We’re back on schedule': Norwegian after pilot shortage cancellations

Low-cost Scandinavian airline Norwegian says it expects to operate normal services from Tuesday after cancelling flights due to understaffing.

Police call off search for Greenland tsunami missing

Four people are now presumed dead after police called off their search following the landslide and subsequent flood in western Greenland earlier this month, as experts continue to assess the cause of the disaster.

Parents ridiculed for complaining to Roskilde Festival over camping areas

Roskilde Festival, the largest music festival in northern Europe, opened its camping area Saturday to eager festivalgoears aiming to find a prime camping spot before concerts begin on Wednesday.

No injuries after shooting near Aarhus market

The latest in a string of shooting incidents linked to organised crime gangs in Aarhus took place outside a shopping centre in broad daylight.

Breivik files prison case to European rights court: lawyer

Neo-Nazi mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in 2011 in Norway, has formally asked the European Court of Human Rights to rule on his prison conditions, which he considers «inhumane», his lawyer said Thursday.

Recently opened: Misfornøyelsesbar, Oslo's worst bar – ever

So bad you might just want to go back, and take your friends next time! Check out Misfornøyelsesbar (Dissatisfaction Bar) in Oslo's Storgata, for an evening truly out of the ordinary, says our travel editor Marie Peyre.

Norway police ban both right-wing and counter demos

Having blocked a neo-Nazi demonstration in the town of Fredrikstad, police in Norway have now also vetoed a counter demonstration.


Chaos at Oslo Airport as passengers forced to travel without luggage

Technical problems at Oslo Airport created long queues Thursday morning, with many passengers thought likely to miss flights and baggage left in the departure hall.

Norway finds counterfeits of new banknotes

Norwegian police have confirmed that counterfeit versions of the country’s new bank notes have entered circulation.

In a Norwegian wood, a 22nd century library grows

Some will never know if their books were appreciated by readers, many of whom aren't born yet. Every year for 100 years, a different author will contribute to the «Future Library», a collection of works to be published only in the next century.

'We’re back on schedule': Norwegian after pilot shortage cancellations

Low-cost Scandinavian airline Norwegian says it expects to operate normal services from Tuesday after cancelling flights due to understaffing.

'Troll's Penis' to be re-erected in Norway

Norwegians have come out en masse to raise nearly 20,000 euros to repair an eye-catching penis-shaped rock formation apparently knocked down by vandals, an online collection showed on Monday.

VIDEO: Norway base jumpers somersault off Kjerag mountain

Breathtaking drone and GoPro video of base jumpers leaping from the edge of Norway’s Kjerag mountain has gone viral, with almost 30 million views in the space of a few days.

Is Sweden's openness under threat or is it stronger than ever?

Sweden's trust and openness show little sign of diminishing in the battle against fake news. Why?

Three men injured in Malmö shooting

Two out of three men injured in a shooting in Malmö last night have been able to leave hospital.

Swedish music festival cancels next year's event amid rape reports

Following one reported rape and several sexual assaults at this year's Bråvalla music festival, there will be no festival in 2018, the organisers said on Saturday.

Check your wallet – this Swedish money is useless as of today

Sweden's banknote and coin changeover is nearly completed, and June 30th was the last day to use the remaining old notes and coins for payments.

'Stop! This is what lagom truly means'

Stockholm-based writer and photographer Lola Akinmade-Åkerström aims to give the world a deeper understanding of the hyped Swedish concept of lagom.

Sweden proposes tax change for some foreign workers

More foreign workers in Sweden may have to pay tax, if a government proposal goes ahead.


Our life as a one-income family in Sweden

Sweden has been the best place we could ask to live as a one-income family, writes American Victoria Martínez, who moved to Sweden last year with her Spanish husband and two children.

Swedish recipe: How to make warm goats' cheese salad with cranberries

Food writer John Duxbury shares his recipe for a Swedish sweet and cheesy salad, perfect for the summertime.

VIDEO: Al-Qaeda hostage victim Johan Gustafsson's first words back home in Sweden

Swede Johan Gustafsson, who was recently freed after being held hostage by al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011, has spoken publicly for the first time since his release.

H&M profits boosted by new stores

Swedish fashion giant H&M reported stronger profits than expected in the second quarter thanks to better cost control and the opening of new stores.

Cyber attack 'worst possible timing' for Gothenburg port

Trouble-hit Gothenburg harbour is still struggling to get its services up and running after shipping mammoth Maersk was hit by a cyber attack.

Baby dies after c-section delayed at Swedish hospital

A baby died at a hospital in Västerås after medical staff waited too long to carry out an emergency caesarean section, according to Sweden's watchdog the Health and Social Care Inspectorate.

Freed Swede Johan Gustafsson sends message of hope to dad of fellow captive Stephen McGown

Swede Johan Gustafsson, who was recently freed after being held hostage by al-Qaeda for more than five years, has told the father of a South African fellow prisoner that his son was alive and well when he left.

Kenyan author ditches Swedish book fair over far-right newspaper

Kenyan literary icon Ngugi wa Thiong'o, often tipped for the Nobel prize, has pulled out of an annual Swedish book fair in protest at the presence of far-right newspaper Nya Tider.

Sweden gets its first-ever cardinal: Anders Arborelius

Bishop Anders Arborelius has become Sweden's first-ever cardinal, in an historic appointment by Pope Francis, who visited the normally very secular country last year.

Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist's life in pictures

Michael Nyqvist, the star of the original Millennium trilogy, has passed away in lung cancer. The Local looks back at his impressive career.

Sweden Democrat MP Kent Ekeroth fined over Stockholm brawl

Senior Sweden Democrat politician Kent Ekeroth has been found guilty of minor assault for striking another man in the face in the queue to a Stockholm nightclub last year.


Sweden mourns death of 'Millennium' star Michael Nyqvist

Michael Nyqvist, one of Sweden's most beloved actors and the star of the original Millennium trilogy, has died at the age of 56.

Reykjavík Excursions receives Viator’s 2017 Travel Awards

Reykjavík Excursions, one of Iceland’s largest tour operators, recently received Viator’s Top Rated Award. Viator recognizes Reykjavík Excursions as an outstanding provider for its platform due to consistently impressive ratings from Viator and TripAdvisor customers around the world. “It is an honour” Halldóra Matthíasdóttir, sales and marketing operations manager at Reykjavík Excursions, says the company […]

Glacier exhibition in Reykjavik – A milestone for the Icelandic Museum of Natural History

The Icelandic Museum of Natural History recently signed a contract with Perla Nordursins holding company about housing large-scale exhibitions about Iceland’s nature in a newly renovated 2. floor of Perlan in Reykjavik, particularly for the 100-year birthday of Icelandic sovereignty next year. Yesterday an exhibition about glaciers opened formally in Perlan in Reykjavik marking a […]

New study examines correlation between the seasons in Iceland, hormonal activity and cancer in women

The University of Iceland and the University Hospital have launched a new study where differences in hormonal count related to women’s menstrual circle with seasonal changes taken into consideration and daylight and darkness are looked at. Iceland’s northerly position makes they hours of daylight and different seasons interesting to look at in that respect, as […]

Healthcare News in Brief: Hospitals in crisis, claims DR investigation

In other news, more young girls are getting the HPV jab, concerns are growing over foreign doctors unable to understand Danish and new legislation should enable terminally-ill patients to die with dignity

Roskilde Festival 2017: Our Top Five Concerts

The torrential rain did its best to sink Roskilde Festival 2017. But it hadn’t reckoned on the sawdust, suction and sheer gumption of those on stage and in attendance. For those who stayed to the end, it was a case of we came, we saw, we conquered. Here are our Top Five Concerts from this … Continue reading Roskilde Festival 2017: Our Top Five Concerts

Out & About: Hands-on education with European Youth Week

During European Youth Week in early May, young people from all over Denmark converged on Ishøj to take part in events aimed to promote active youth lifestyles through sports, democracy, and informal learning. The seven-day project’s goal was to introduce young people from Denmark to the Erasmus + program and how it can shape their … Continue reading Out & About: Hands-on education with European Youth Week

Goggle me up Scotty! This is the final frontier

Making inroads in the world of VR in entertainment, business, healthcare and beyond

Roskilde 2017: Not quite an avalanche – but close enough in the downpour

Australian sample kings The Avalanches rolled onto a drenched Apollo stage at Roskilde Festival facing a crowd that had endured one of the wettest days in modern memory at the annual event. Unfazed, the iconic Aussies, armed with the talents of Baltimore rap starlet Spank Rock and the moxie of vocalist Eliza Wolfgramm took to … Continue reading Roskilde 2017: Not quite an avalanche – but close enough in the downpour

Roskilde 2017: Trentemøller entrances with hypnotic electronica

At approximately 21:00 hours Friday, Roskilde Festival made contact with alien life. Ten minutes prior to the incident, a dense and eager crowd took refuge in the cavernous tent of the Arena stage, seeking refuge from the ongoing storm outside. A sour haze of steaming rain jackets and cigarette smoke hung in the air. Fog … Continue reading Roskilde 2017: Trentemøller entrances with hypnotic electronica

Out & About: So, how well do you know Copenhagen?

Given that the summer holiday’s here, we thought we’d play a game – the kind a hungover teacher improvises because he couldn’t be bothered to do a lesson plan down the pub. How well do you know Copenhagen? Pretty well, right? But how observant are you of its urban landscape? There aren’t any professions more … Continue reading Out & About: So, how well do you know Copenhagen?


Roskilde 2017: Rainfall dampens Noname’s sunshine

For an outdoor concert rapper Noname received perhaps the worst opener an artist could wish for: a 14-hour downpour. Hard landing in Denmark Roskilde Festival 2017, previously unscathed by the elements, fell victim to Denmark’s merciless meteorology late on Wednesday evening when a rainstorm descended upon the festival grounds. Come Thursday morning, cloud-filtered sunlight revealed … Continue reading Roskilde 2017: Rainfall dampens Noname’s sunshine

Roskilde 2017: Beyond Illimatic – Nas gives festival a lesson in hip-hop

Following the cancellation of hip-hop heavyweights A Tribe Called Quest ahead of this year’s Roskilde’s Festival, the honour of flying old school rap’s flag high and dry fell, rather unanimously, on the broad shoulders of New York rapper Nas. The last name to guest Roskilde’s emblematic Orange Stage on Thursday night, Nas’s show was tainted … Continue reading Roskilde 2017: Beyond Illimatic – Nas gives festival a lesson in hip-hop

PICTURES: Estonia’s Youth Song and Dance Celebration 2017

Almost 40,000 young singers and dancers gathered to the Estonian capital to take part in…
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Estonia wants to develop an EU defence policy during its presidency

Estonia wants to assist the European Union in developing its defence policy during its presidency…
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The Estonian presidency of the council of the EU begins – what does it entail?

On Saturday, 1 July 2017, Estonia takes upon its shoulders the presidency of the council…
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Estonia’s decision of the decade: joining the EU

Joining the largest economic and political union in the world – the European Union –…
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Estonia’s Youth Song and Dance Celebration creates a thrill in Tallinn

Almost 40,000 young singers and dancers gather to the Estonian capital to take part in…
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US vice president Pence to visit Estonia

The vice president of the United States, Mike Pence, is to visit Estonia at the…
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Tallinn to get a new English language school

The Estonian government has issued an education licence to the International School of Tallinn that will start…
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Petteri Lyytinen: A more-extroverted-than average Finn appreciating less bureaucracy in Estonia

Petteri Lyytinen, a Finnish entrepreneur, says that while there are many similarities between Finland and…
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Icelandic skin care products made from mink fat


A family in North Iceland farms horses, sheep and mink for fur. Over the last years they’ve been dabbling in the beauty industry, producing their own line of lotions and creams made from the mink fat, a byproduct of their farming.


Gorgeous summer cabin for sale in South Iceland


This dreamy cabin a short drive from Reykjavik is up for grabs, two kayaks included in the price.

Chinese bao bun food truck in Reykjavik City Centre

Hrefna Rósa and Guðlaugur Frímannsson, owners of the Bao Bun food truck.
If you're bar-hopping tonight in Reykjavik and looking for that perfect savory bite to tone down the effects of the beer, try newcomer food truck Bao Bun outside Skúli Craft Bar.

Video: A farm visit when lambs are being born

A proud mother with her two lambs
Early summer in Iceland every sheep farmer is caught up in sauðburður, a term used for the weeks when lambs are being born. In the video you get a glimpse into the life of an Icelandic sheep farmer, the beauty and the sorrow of it.

Video: New interactive glacier exhibit opens in Reykjavik's Pearl building

Now you can experience being in an ice cave whilst in Reykjavik as a new exhibition on glaciers opened at The Pearl.

Icelandic policeman takes US twin girls home when their father was taken to hospital

A local policeman took the girls home.
A policeman in the town of Keflavík, Iceland, took home 11-year-old twin girls last weekend when their father became very ill and was taken to hospital. The girls, from the US, had been travelling with their father in Iceland and had nowhere to go.

Plus size woman selected to compete in Miss Iceland

Stefanía Tara Þrastardóttir is competing in the Miss Iceland competition which takes place this autumn.
Stefanía Töru Þrastardóttir was very surprised when she received a phone call from the organisers of the Miss Iceland contest to tell her that she had made the finalists. «I'm not your stereotypical Miss Iceland,» says Þrastardóttir.

LazyTown’s actor Stefán Karl in final stages of cancer

Stefán Karl Stefánsson is best known for his role in LazyTown as Robbie Rotten.
Icelandic actor Stefán Karl Stefánsson, best known for his role as Robbie Rotten in TV series LazyTown is fighting stage four cancer, and it’s not looking good for this beloved Icelandic actor.

Kit Harington on Iceland: Saw global warming with my own eyes

Game of Thrones
Actor Kit Harington who plays Jon Snow on The Game of Thrones series spoke to Time Magazine about the new series, filmed again partly in Iceland. He says he saw global warming with his own eyes in Iceland and that it was terrifying.