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Sweden: Nordic nosh

New Nordic cuisine may have infiltrated influential kitchens, but there's no better place to sample Scandinavia's culinary riches than on home turf

By Sarah Barrell
Published 14 Aug 2017, 19:30 BST, Updated 12 Jul 2021, 10:27 BST
Nordic Nosh

Nordic Nosh

Photograph by Madeleine Landley

Seek out your supper straight from nature's larder by setting foot on Scandi soil. And where better than Sweden's wild coastlines? Here, local operators offer everything from mussel harvesting safaris around the Bohuslän coast to lobster and crayfish catch and cook day trips, and oyster shucking expeditions around the region's one-house islands.

Cry for kelp

Learn which seaweeds are good to eat, where to find them, why they're so good for you and how to cook them on a day trip hosted by west Swedish seaweed producer, Catxalot. From SEK 1,450 (£129) per person.

Street eats

The port city of Gothenburg has launched its first indoor street food market. Open on Saturdays, Lindholmen has a rotating lineup of stalls, including offshoots from top Swedish restaurants, breweries, coffee sellers and bakers, all selling small plates from SEK 50 (£4.50).

Three to try... Fuel up

The Skåne region is gaining a reputation for its produce: try its wares on these three new tours.

01 Get stuck in and try some hands-on farming of the Linderöds pig, a native breed. From SEK 6,250 (£554) per person, 3-14 September 2017.

02 Experience the life of a Skåne's winemaker at the small-scale vineyard of Frillestad. Four hours from SEK 600 (£53) per person.

03 A culinary group cycle trip on Skåne's back roads, meeting local producers. Three days/two nights costs SEK 5,850 (£518) per person.

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Published in the September 2017 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK)

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