Harriniva in Muonio, Finnish Lapland. The restaurant served us some very good sauteed reindeer Finnish way and the price was decent. Yes, we ate all Santa's reindeer's. Don't worry, they'd been banging like rabbits to make new ones. The hotel is so-so, but a good choice for a family or a group of friends. Activities available nearby.
Restaurang Waldorf, Luleå, Sweden. One of the rare Chinese restaurants (outside China) where the food actually tastes Chinese instead of that sugary crap 'for western (=American) taste' you get in almost every place. Worth mentioning already because of that alone. Also serving Japanese, pizza and some other dishes that we didn't sample. Got one of the best desserts served so far.
Dino's Bar & Grill in Mariehamn, Åland, Finland. Yet another one of my favorite restaurants. Serving fusion cuisine, rock 'n' metal attitude and occasional live music with local beer to flush it down with.
Libreria Popolare Di Via Tadino in Milano, Lombardia, Italy. Pretty much the best bookstore visited so far with the nicest owners ever.
Bratwurst Glöcklein im Nürnberger Handwerkerhof in Nürnberg, Bayern / Bavaria. One of my favorite German restaurants. Nice surroundings, good atmosphere, nice service and the protected dish of Nürnberg... among other things.
Wien / Vienna, Austria. Cold and reserved people all around until/unless you get under their 'crust'. A lot to do, a lot to see, cuisine of the palace to eat, functional public transportation, history, architecture, not too expensive to visit for a few days... One of my favorite capitals.
Vaasa, Finland. Despite being one of the most violent (wrong place, wrong time related 'incidents' mostly) and misunderstood cities in Finland, this place offers a good living environment. Nature is everywhere and there are enough shops and spots for your basic needs plus education up to university level. Easy to exercise, UNESCO site here and whatnot. As long as you don't mind the high % of uptight and pedantic people, you'll enjoy your stay just fine. On the other hand, it can get a bit…