Danish Christmas

Danish Christmas

Every country has their own traditions, especially when it comes to celebrations and so does Denmark. A danish Christmas is filled with ‘hygge’. Spending time with the familie while enjoying a homemade Christmas meal, followed by opening gifts and of course dancing and singing around the Christmas tree. 

If you are danish, you know what i’m talking about. This is the way to spend your Christmas. Even when you live abroad it is now possible to create that danish ‘hygge’ in your home. With a bit of help from NORDIC EXPAT SHOP you can definitely get what you are longing for. Make your Christmas complete, wherever you are in the world! We know as no others how meaningful products from your home country can be, especially when times like Christmas come up. Order now so you are all prepared for Christmas 2019. Have a look at our Christmas section here. 

Christmas on the table
A typical danish Christmas dinner is heavy but o so delicious. Most of the times it includes duck, goose, turkey or roast pork. With on the side white and brown potatoes, cabbage (red, white or green) and brown sauce. It is hard to not overeat with Christmas, but definitely leave some space left for dessert! There is only 1 Christmas dessert in Denmark and that is: Risalamande. This rice pudding is not only delicious but it’s also a fun game for the whole family. There is 1 whole mandel hidden in this dessert and the one who finds it gets a present. This dish can not be missed on your Christmas dinner table! Find the recipe here.

Surprise your guests with a typical danish drink like schnapps or mulled wine. Get those homemade fritters on the table together with all those other danish Christmas cookies and sweets. Don’t limit yourself, shop your Scandinavian specialties at NORDIC EXPAT SHOP. 

Typical danish Christmas sweets:

  • Pebernødder
  • Klejner
  • Jødekager
  • Brunkager
  • Vaniljekranse
  • Marcipan
  • Æableskiver
  • Juleskum

Decoration is key
Decorate your home with some danish flags, serviettes, candles and so on. Add the last details to make this Christmas one to remember. Is there a brand or product that you would like us to add? Feel free to contact us and we will try our best to add it to our assortment.

Happy shopping and Merry Christmas!

  • Nikki Ruijs


We are delighted to introduce you to our brand new store! After months of preparation we are finally ready to launch our webshop. We are very excited and can't wait to get started.

NORDIC EXPAT SHOP is designed for everyone who is living outside of Scandinavia. NORDIC EXPAT SHOP offers typically Scandinavian food products online to Scandinavian expats and to others who are interested in Scandinavian goods. We strive to offer a wide range of Scandinavian products online, however you will also find goods from other parts of the world. We will continuously expand our assortment with new products to accommodate all your wishes.

Who are we?
We are Casper Nielsen and Nikki Ruijs the founders and owners of NORDIC EXPAT SHOP. We both have lived and worked abroad for several years. As we experienced ourselves we know it is not as easy as it would seem to leave everything behind. Any place you chose to settle will have many new and interesting things to offer, but there is also the big emotional step of moving away. After a while, a gnawing feeling started to take a hold of us, a feeling that something is missing. Those typically Scandinavian food products, like Liquorice, Remoulade, Paté, Rye bread or even Mackerel in tomato sauce. That is why we came up with the idea to start NORDIC EXPAT SHOP, because we know there is no place like home. 

Always striving for better shipping prices!
We know shipping costs can be a barrier for many customers, so at NORDIC EXPAT SHOP we try to find the lowest shipping costs possible. Then it's up to you to choose shipping company, duration and cost accordingly. Besides secure delivery and professionally packed goods, we also offer you our full personal attention. We are always contactable, so if you have any questions about anything at all, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us by using our contact form provided here.

We would really appreciate your feedback, so that we can continue to improve our service as well as to adjust our range even more closely to suit your needs. So if there is a product that you are looking for, but you can't find it on our website let us know and we will do our best to locate it for you.

Also have a look on our facebook and instagram for the latest updates!

We hope to bring back that special Scandinavian touch into your home, wherever you are in the world. Happy shopping!

Casper & Nikki


Vi er glade for at introducere dig til vores helt nye butik! Efter måneders forberedelse er vi endelig klar til at lancere vores webshop. Vi er meget spændte og kan ikke vente med at komme i gang.

NORDIC EXPAT SHOP tilbyder typisk skandinaviske madvarer online til skandinaviske expats og til andre, der er interesseret i skandinaviske varer. Vi stræber efter at tilbyde en bred vifte af skandinaviske produkter online, men du vil også finde varer fra andre dele af verden. Vi vil løbende udvide vores sortiment med nye produkter for at imødekomme alle dine ønsker.

Hvem er vi?
Vi er Casper Nielsen og Nikki Ruijs grundlæggerne og ejere af NORDIC EXPAT SHOP. Vi har begge boet og arbejdet i udlandet i flere år. Vi oplevede selv, det er ikke så nemt som det ser ud til at forlade alt og flytte til udlandet. Ethvert nyt sted har mange nye og interessante ting at byde på, men det er også et stort følelsesmæssigt skridt at flytte væk. Efter et stykke tid begyndte en følelse at fange os, en følelse af at noget mangler. De typisk skandinaviske fødevarer, som lakrids, Remoulade, Leverpostej, Rugbrød eller Makrel i Tomatsauce. Derfor kom vi med ideen om at starte NORDIC EXPAT SHOP.

Stræber altid efter at forbedre vores forsendelsespriser!
Vi ved, at forsendelsesomkostninger kan være en barriere for mange kunder, så i NORDIC EXPAT SHOP forsøger vi at finde de laveste fragtomkostninger. Så er det op til dig at vælge fragtfirma, varighed og omkostninger i overensstemmelse hermed. Udover sikker levering og professionelt pakkede varer tilbyder vi dig også vores fulde personlige opmærksomhed. Vi er altid kontaktbare, så hvis du har spørgsmål om noget overhovedet, så tøv ikke med at kontakte os ved at bruge vores kontaktformular, der findes her.

Vi vil virkelig sætte pris på din feedback, så vi kan fortsætte med at forbedre vores service samt at justere vores sortiment endnu tættere på dine behov. Så hvis der er et produkt, du leder efter, som du ikke kan finde på vores hjemmeside, fortæl os det, og vi vil gøre vores bedste for at finde det til dig.

Se også vores facebook og instagram for de seneste opdateringer!

Vi håber at bringe den specielle skandinaviske følelse tilbage til dit hjem, uanset hvor du er i verden. God shopping!

Med venlig hilsen
Casper & Nikki

  • Nikki Ruijs