Being someone from outside Scandinavia you may find parts of our habits and culture a bit odd. I found a fun summary of many of them on ScandiKitchens website.
They make you leave your shoes in the hallway
They announce when its time to pee
The heating is on max
The only decorating color is white
No visible souvenirs in homes
Candles always and everywhere
Separate duvets in the double bed
Specialist kitchen equipment, like “osthyvel” and “smörkniv”
Fixed dinner times (18.00)
New meal manners
“Fredagsmys” (Cosy Friday)
“Lördagsgodis” (Saturday sweets)
Eurovision mania during spring every year
Recycling is a mandatory religion, and the recycling center is a popular weekend destination
Looking through the list, I realize many things are related to food and eating. We apparently are extra odd when it comes to meals and edibles.
Read all juicy details at the website:
Do you have anything to add to the list? Post a comment.
(Osthyvel collection photo from public domain)