Scandinavian Tour of Minneapolis? You Betcha!

Scandinavian Tour of Minneapolis? You Betcha!, Flickr: puroticoricoIt’s no secret that the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul (well, the entire state of Minnesota) is a hotbed for Scandinavian immigrant culture. Where exactly are the best places to get your dose of Nordic goodness, infused with a particular Midwestern charm? This fan of all things Scandinavian (and lifelong Twin Cities resident) weighs in.

2600 Park Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407
The American Swedish Institute is a fantastic arts & cultural center and museum. It is comprised of the historic Turnblad Mansion (the former residence of Swan Turnblad, publisher of the Swedish language newspaper Svenska Amerikanska Posten, and his family) and a contemporary, state-of-the-art addition---the Nelson Cultural Center--- that houses galleries, classrooms, a research center, a performance space, a delightful gift shop and the award-winning restaurant, Fika. The ASI hosts a number of cultural events throughout the year, including a sumptuous Christmas banquet and a Halloween bash featuring the nine worlds of Norse mythology.

50 2nd Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Owned and operated by Eric and Andrew Dayton (MN governor Mark Dayton’s sons), The Bachelor Farmer is a hip and homey restaurant that serves innovative Scandinavian dishes. Committed to buying from local purveyors, The Bachelor Farmer also grows its own produce on a small farm located on the building's roof. Be sure to get there early and have a craft cocktail at Marvel Bar (located downstairs) before tucking into your inspired Scandinavian fare. If you’re in the shopping mood, head to the adjacent men’s and home shop, Askov Finlayson (also owned and operated by the Daytons). 

1601 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407
A Twin Cities beacon of Scandinavian culture since 1921, Ingebretsen’s is more than just a gift shop. In addition to carrying the best in Scandinavian knits, woodwork, textiles, books, pewter jewelry, serving dishes, art glass, regalia, toys and more, they also serve as a cultural resource, offering classes, book signings and other events throughout the year. 
 

Post your Comments












Book with OneTravel

  • Flights
  • Hotels
  • Cars
From:
To:
Click here for calendar
Time:
Click here for calendar
Time:
Adults:
Seniors: (65+)
Children:(2-11)
Infants on lap:
Infants on seat:
Class:
Save on Bookings with 3+ pax
or hotel stays of 3+ nights
this month withSM25

RecentPosts

  • Spotlight on Spain: FlamencoComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0


  • By:Jen Westmoreland Bouchard, last post 16 Oct 2014
  • One of my most memorable evenings in another country was the one I spent in a flamenco club in Granada. Everything about the performance captivated me, from the intricate guitar melodies to the expressive vocalizations to the precise hand movements and declarative stomps of the dancers. Flamenco is an extremely rich and captivating part of Spanish culture....read more

  • Stay, See, Savor: 24 Hours in AustinComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0


  • By:Jen Westmoreland Bouchard, last post 15 Oct 2014
  • A dynamic and eclectic city that is steeped in history, Austin is one of the true gems of Texas. You’ll definitely want to spend more than twenty-four hours here, but if that’s all you’ve got, here are my suggestions for where to stay, what to see, and what to savor....read more

  • 5 Big Exhibitions in London NowComments: 1Rating: 0 / 0

    1
  • By:Chris Osburn, last post 14 Oct 2014
  • This week sees the annual Frieze Art Fair descend upon London. With it comes a scope of art related activities and satellite events across town with some of London's best known galleries taking advantage of this time of heightened buzz to put on their biggest shows of the year. Here's a list of five of the biggest exhibitions around town that are on now and well worth checking out....read more

  • 4 Travel Lessons Learned From Christopher Columbus’ MistakesComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0


  • By:Suzy Guese, last post 13 Oct 2014
  • Before you set sail on your own travels of discovery, be sure to keep these travel lessons in mind, all learned from the mistakes of Columbus. He might have sailed the ocean blue, but he didn’t always go about travel in the best of ways....read more

  • 5 Scan-tastic Reasons to Visit Sweden's Koster IslandsComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0


  • By:Chris Osburn, last post 10 Oct 2014
  • About a month back I had the pleasure of visiting the Koster Islands, Sweden's most westerly populated (if only sparsely) islands. Just south of the Norwegian coast, it’s a rugged and beautiful part of the world and a great place to “get away from it all” without having to give up on any creature comforts....read more