Hillesgarden near Helsingborg, Sweden, is different things to different people: a beautiful park with a lake and delightful walks amidst herbal gardens, a splendid restaurant serving delicious, wholesome food which is famous for miles around, a conference centre with a lecture hall, a retreat centre, a guest house, as well as a health centre for therapies and healing.
Fresh from its waters, or newly harvested from its fields, the produce of West Sweden is the perfect fodder for the Nordic Food Revolution.
I'm told to prepare for the worst and pack for serious weather but am greeted by a warm sunny day when I arrive in Bodø. It's just north of the Arctic circle but you'd never know - lush forest, summer flowers and majestic landscapes of mountain and water surprise you at every turn.
Brits have got the hots for slow-burning Scandinavian drama, from The Killing, to Borgen, to The Bridge, but the latest hot
Twenty-four hours after departing a chaotic and densely populated London Heathrow, I touch down in Greenland on what appears to be the only patch of land that isn't blanketed in white for as far as the eye can see. The reason I've come to this predominantly uninhabited and perilously cold country is to learn as much as possible about its mysterious and unique food culture.
Remeber Siku? He's the adorable polar bear cub who was born at the Scandinavian Wildlife Park (SWP) in Denmark back in November
No one who loves the saga of Beowulf is surprised as to how an area like Scandinavia; famous for its furniture, relaxed attitude towards adultery and, of course, jumpers; could have produced something as dark and brooding as The Girl With A Dragon Tattoo.
When established politicians use inflaming rhetoric in order to win their share of the populist vote, they contribute to an intolerant climate that can indirectly trigger the most terrifying events.
PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A fair-haired, blue-eyed Norwegian man who dressed as a police officer to gun down summer campers killed