The LGBT community is well integrated into the rest of the mainstream in Oslo and Bergen.
If you meet a cute local girl, be sure to clink glasses and say “skål! Although the gay scene is concentrated in the cities, no trip to Norway would be complete without exploring its abundant natural beauty—best seen by cruising the scenic North Sea.
But don't jump to conclusions if your partner mentions 'mysa' when talking about how they spent their afternoon while you were at the supermarket.
You can 'mysa' on your own at home by the fire or in a warm pub.
It's difficult to imagine organized Swedes running out of condoms, especially as unlike in North America or other parts of Europe, they more frequently come in packs of 30 rather than 12 (or three in the UK).
Sexually-active Swedes are more likely than other Europeans to seek treatment for diseases such as chlamydia and gonorrhea.
The word for children in Swedish is 'barn' and the word for stepchildren is 'bonusbarn', putting a delightfully positive spin on preparing to spend Valentine's Day with little Jonas or Jessica alongside your new lover.
' Fika' is a Swedish word for a coffee and cake break.
You can have a fika with a friend, a relative or a colleague.
This is a very common verb in Swedish meaning 'to have the energy'.
So when your partner says 'jag orkar inte' in the bedroom, it means they'd rather catch up on sleep.