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Danish initiative GreenKayak offers the chance to clean waste from the world’s waterways while enjoying the view

Nordic Watchlist got to speak to Danish-based non-profit excursion company GreenKayak about how they are tackling the problem of plastic waste in Copenhagen, and beyond. Tell us about the GreenKayak concept We started to collect trash floating around the waters of Copenhagen during private tours. Tobias, a professional sea kayaking instructor, paddled around the canals […]

Discover the world’s best gin: Hernö Gin from Sweden

Hernö Gin is the most awarded craft gin producer in the world. The founder and team are proud pioneers who started the first gin distillery in Sweden back in 2011, making it also the northernmost gin distillery in the world! With a total focus on quality, they utilise and are inspired by the nature of Sweden that […]

5 minute Fika: Surfing in Sweden with Sara Roosvall

We discovered Swedish surfer Sara Roosvall after seeing an awesome short film about her, set in Kullaberg in southern Sweden. The video by Shoulder Films shows off this stunning area and Sara enjoying surfing there – something you don’t often associate with Sweden. We caught up for a fika with Sara to find out more […]

Hello Oslo tells us about Christmas Traditions in Norway

Welcome to our guest blog post by Hello Oslo, a fantastic site for discovering the best places to visit in Oslo, championing local businesses and entrepreneurs. They showcase bars, restaurants, hidden spots and hiking trails. Give them a follow on Instagram and when you do get to travel to the city, you’ll know all the […]

Dancing To The End Of The Earth with ‘Fram’

In 2013, Alex went on a work trip to Svalbard – an archipelago roughly 1200km from the North Pole, that is inhabited by more polar bears than people, and in the winter is almost permanently dark. The experience was unreal – waking up for breakfast and seeing the aurora outside the window was one of […]

Travel: 48 Hours in Copenhagen

Here are our recommendations for how to get your hygge on and spend a weekend in the Danish capital enjoying the best of København! When to Go Any time! But we have been in January, and it was a little foggy and very quiet, so we recommend going in early or late summer to get […]

TRAVEL: 5 Places we love in Sweden

With it being Sweden’s National Day today (6th June) we thought we would reminisce on some of the amazing places we have visited in Sweden, one of our favourite countries. It is easy to get to from the UK, and has so many diverse experiences on offer in any season. From luxury hotels and spas, […]

Inspiring women: Dr Melanie Windridge

We met Melanie Windridge at a talk she gave about the northern lights a few years ago and she is a pretty impressive woman. Passionate about all things physics, particularly fusion energy, she is also a speaker, writer, has worked in education – oh and she’s climbed Mount Everest too. She loves to mix science […]

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