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

  • A Dinner Table Mouthful! How to Say 'Bon Appétit' in 15 Languages Across EuropeComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0


  • By:Suzy Guese, last post 17 Nov 2014
  • The French phrase, “Bon appétit,” is often used as a substitute for the lack of an English phrase of the same meaning. While you might hear, “Enjoy your meal,” Bon appétit is one of the most common ways of greeting someone before they chow down. As most of the country gets ready to have a Thanksgiving feast, in case you have a few at your table who don’t speak English or French for that matter, it is useful to know how to wish someone a good meal in some of France’s neighbors. Here’s how to say essentially, “Good appetite,” in 15 European languages....read more

  • Switzerland Celebrates 150 Years of Winter TourismComments: 1Rating: 0 / 0

    1
  • By:Chris Osburn, last post 17 Nov 2014
  • Mention Switzerland and most people immediately dream of skiing in the snowed Alps. And that’s just as many folks from there would like you to think of their beautiful home. Indeed, there’s consensus among the Swiss that their country is the original destination for cold weather fun — and that this coming season marks the 150th anniversary of winter tourism....read more

  • The Next New York Obsession: MeowParlour Cat CaféComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0


  • By:Danielle Thillet, last post 15 Nov 2014
  • The Internet loves two things: coffee and cats. It just seems natural that these obsessions should combine. While cat cafés are not a new concept in many Asian countries, the phenomenon had not yet made permenant residence in the United States - until now. New York as always been a hub for ideas from different cultures to merge together, and next month, the Big Apple will have its very first cat café: MeowParlour....read more

  • Celebrate Claude Monet’s BirthdayComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0


  • By:Chris Osburn, last post 14 Nov 2014
  • Claude Monet was born November 14, 1840 in Paris and died December 5, 1926 about 75 kilometres from Paris in his home at Giverny, Normandy. During his prolific career as an artist, he painted hundreds of works of art with a passion to capture his impressions of the French countryside and beyond. With works by the beloved artist and founder of French Impressionism on view across the globe (literally there are numerous “Monets” in museums and galleries on every continent except Antarctica) what better way to celebrate the painters 174th birthday than enjoying the many gifts he left to art lovers?...read more

  • Art in DallasComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0


  • By:Jen Westmoreland Bouchard, last post 13 Nov 2014
  • One of the first things I do when I’m planning a visit to a new city is research the art scene. I was pleased to learn that Dallas has a vibrant and impressive arts community, and is home to several world-class institutions. Here are three places that art lovers should check out the next time they are in the Big D. All of these museums are all located within the Dallas Arts District....read more