This Valentine’s Day, we invite you to fall in love with Norway.
After all, what’s not to love about stunning fjords and majestic mountains, fresh air and wild salmon, cloudberries and cream? Norway has scenic drives and panoramic vistas, epic train rides, glorious glaciers and whimsical whales. Our capitol, Oslo, is a sparkling gem of a city, chockful of art and architectural treasures like the Opera House and the Vigeland installation, our world-famous sculpture park. And of course, Norway is where Stressless recliners have been lovingly made for the past 50 years.
So, respectfully we ask you, what’s not to love about Norway?
And speaking of love, on Valentine’s Day, we say “God Valentinsdag” here in Norway. Also known as All Hearts Day or “Alle Hjerters Dag,” Valentinsdagen is a warm celebration of ardent love and affection. This year, as for the past 50 years, we dedicate the day to you, our valued friends of Norwegian design and Scandinavian comfort.
On Valentinsdagen, we don’t go overboard with chocolates and flowers, but we do send each other postcards to commemorate the occasion. Vi tenker på deg. Thinking of you. And we really are thinking of you.
As you know, we’re also famous for hygge, which comes from the Norwegian word, “hugga,” and is a kissing cousin of the English word “hug.” Hygge is all about comfort, coziness and well-being—physically and emotionally. It’s a state of mind. Hygge is the secret to our happy dispositions and chill vibes. It’s why our feathers aren’t easily ruffled and our brows are rarely furrowed. In Norway, our unofficial motto is, “Don’t hate, HYGGE!”
Yes, our country is also known for innovation and our preponderance of battery electric vehicles (BEV). In fact, the sale of BEVs in Norway outpaces those powered by petrol, diesel and hybrid engines.
In addition to being eco-friendly, we’re also adorable. And so is Sweden and even Finland, for that matter. On behalf of all of Scandinavia, we invite you to be our valentine.
And, if you make it to the village of Sykkylven in Møre og Romsdal in the northernmost part of western Norway, we’ll welcome you with champagne and toast you with aquavit. We’ll swap Viking stories and likely drink you under the table. Then we’ll gently plop you into one of our oh-so-comfy, ergonomically engineered electric—because we do that too—Stressless recliners and let you sleep till you wake up rested, refreshed and ready to love all things Norwegian, as much as we love you.
God Valentinsdag! From Stressless with love. XXOOO