Traditional rustic fare served in a warm atmosphere that conjures up grandmother’s house. Cosy and covered with embroidered cushions and old-world ornaments, this is a great option for Swedish classics. The chef was a judge on the Swedish version of Masterchef and he can deliver the goods. The Elk carpaccio with black currants, beets and mountain birch oil is highly recommended!
•Årevägen 72830 13 Åre, Swedenfjallpuben.se
Freshly brewed coffee and the best shrimp sandwiches around, enjoyed with a lovely view of the Lyngen Alps. This cool café, which could easily be a hip hangout in a city centre, is in the same building as the shrimp processing company, Lyngen Reker, so the shrimp sandwiches are essential. The owner, Trude, is super friendly and she has a carefully picked selection of home gifts, spices and health products from leading brands.
•Ørveien 18,9064 Svensby, Norway
RESTAURANT FJELL & FJORD
Classic dishes and stunning views over the Fjord and the mountains from the ”Glasshouse.” Located in a smart hotel, this restaurant serves solid Scandinavian and European food, and is also vegetarian-friendly. Meat eaters will salivate for the ”Hunter’s Dream Stew,” comprising reindeer from Røros, seasonal vegetables, cranberry jam and herb-marinated potatoes. Nicely paired with a Valpolicella Ripasso or the Rallar Am-ber Ale from Ægir Brewery in Flåm.
*•Laegreidsvegen 7 Inside of Eidfjord Fjell & Fjord HotelEidfjord 5783, Norwayeidfjordhotel.no *
Good Swedish home cooking made from fine ingredients in the daytime and an a la carte experience in the evening. Valkojan serves famous crispy waffles, sandwiches made on freshly baked bread and a selection of homemade buns and cakes. The evening becomes a little more formal, but deftly avoids being in anyway stuffy or pretentious. Expect fine fare from nature’s pantry, delicious meals created using the best things from the forest and from the sea.
•Vålkojan 615840 91 Vemdalen, Swedenvalkojan.se
Flåmsbrygga Flåmsbrygga, PB 44, 5742 Flåm, Norwayflamsbrygga.com
stf Blåhammaren mountain station Duved, Åre 83015, Swedenswedishtouristassociation.com/facilities/stf-blahammaren-mountain-station
Ylvas våffelstuga Gustav torget, 780 67 Sälen, Sweden
Camp Ripan Campingvägen 5981 35 Kiruna, Swedenripan.se
Grövelsjön Fjällstationen Grövelsjövägen 495 790 91 Idresvenskaturistforeningen.seThe Scandes