Scan Magazine, Issue 140, March 2022

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there are Vikings and guitars aplenty, and there’s children’s literature, award-winning chamber music, and an arty, urban buzz. Whatever you’d like to fill your cultural itinerary with on your next trip to Sweden, we’ve got options – from north to south, for old and young and everyone in between.

Darin: An Idol Two Decades at the Top 20 years have passed since Darin Zanyar stepped into that Idol audition room, and the pop star is still wowing audiences everywhere from music arenas to TV screens. We caught up with the Swedish singer to chat songwriting, coming out, and plans for the future.

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Whether you’re looking for the perfect setting for a few quiet spa days in naturally beautiful surroundings, you’re hoping to trace the steps of kings, or you’re all about the fruits of the sea, Denmark offers cultural and natural wonders to suit all tastes. Here are our top picks for 2022.

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Dinner Party Days We celebrate the first signs of spring with our picks of dinner party must-haves alongside fashionable tips for looking light and sporty while keeping it cool with over-sized, textured garments for days in the park – or indeed at the dinner party. Want to up your hosting game with a fancy pool and garden fire? We’ve got you sorted.

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Unique Experiences in Denmark

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Made in Norway Stay well and healthy the way Norwegians do, with beautiful children’s clothes suitable for sensitive skin, ground-breaking supplements, skin care in sustainable packaging and great sound for your favourite relaxation tunes. There’s no end to the goodness in this month’s Made in Norway special.

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Sunny Slope Sips and Golfing Greens As skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts prepare for their last mountain escape this season, our beer connoisseur offers tips on what to drink on the slopes – or after. For those who prefer to keep things green, we list the best and handiest golf courses in Scandinavia, and there’s something for those looking for a flavoursome kick, too.

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Returning to Iceland Scan Magazine reporter Paula Hammond speaks to actor Anita Briem about her new film and leaving LA for her native Iceland. Cartoonist Maria Smedstad reflects on strict workers’ rights and opening times in Sweden, and we list the new releases and cultural happenings not to miss in the coming weeks and months.

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Swedish Culture Special There’s art collected and painted by a prince and exhibited in the beautiful, lush archipelago;

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Fashion Diary | 8 We Love This | 82 Restaurant of the Month | 85 Hotel of the Month Museums of the Month | 88 Education Profile of the Month | 90 Experience of the Month Design Studio of the Month | 95 Artists of the Month

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