In Scandinavia's capital cities summer is short and winter is long and bitter. Driving away the darkness is a necessity – so it's no wonder that a near-legendary nightlife has evolved in these cities. After all, what could be better than gathering your friends into a snug, sleek bar to talk, drink, joke, sing, laugh, flirt and dance the night away? Natural Nordic reserve melts away with the application of such local firewaters as brennivín, salmiakkikossu, snaps or aquavit, or plain old beer. Join the party and make fast friends.