Friluftsliv: The Nordic Concept Of Getting Outdoors

Friluftsliv: The Nordic Concept Of Getting Outdoors

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“Their passion for nature cuts to the heart of what Scandinavians call friluftsliv (pronounced free-loofts-liv). The expression literally translates as ‘open-air living’ and was popularised in the 1850s by the Norwegian playwright and poet, Henrik Ibsen, who used the term to describe the value of spending time in remote locations for spiritual and physical wellbeing.”

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