The Michelin 2016 Nordic Guide awarded three-star ratings for the first time, but the best restaurant in the world, René Redzepi's Noma, was not one of them. Noma maintains its two-star Michelin status, while Maaemo in Oslo and Geranium in Copenhagen were each awarded a third Michelin star.
Chef Magnus Nilsson's Fäviken Magasinet in Järpen, Sweden, was the only restaurant this year to achieve two-star status for the first time. This rise to two-star status follows Nilsson’s decision last year to close the restaurant for 20 weeks out of the year for him and his staff to “have time to explore other creative projects” in order to enhance the customer experience, according to Eater.
14 restaurants were awarded their first Michelin star in the 2016 Nordic Guide. The guide also features 33 Bib Gourmands, or “restaurants that offer excellent value for money.”
The full list of honorees can be viewed here.