New stars for Nordic countries in the Michelin Guide 2024

The announcement takes the region to new levels of international recognition, reflecting the quality and innovation of Nordic restaurants and their chefs

There were two new additions to the roster of restaurants holding three Michelin stars at the launch of the Michelin Guide Nordic Countries for 2024.

In Copenhagen, Restaurant Jordnær reached the peak of recognition, receiving the ultimate accolade from the French guide. Chef Eric Vildgaard has previously shared his remarkable story with Foodservice Consultant, going from a life of crime to the upper echelons of fine dining in less than ten years.

In Norway, Restaurant RE-NAA, with chef Sven Erik Renaa at the helm, joined the Danish restaurant in collecting the honor. 

The news brings the total number of three Star restaurants in the Nordic Countries to a record 6, with Frantzén, Geranium, Maaemo, and Noma all retaining their distinctions this year.

Away from the headline news of three stars, there were two new recipients of two stars: Kontrast in Norway and VYN in Sweden. Nine restaurants joined the ranks of those holding one star, among them Aure in Copenhagen, which had opened just 81 days prior to the announcement.

“I am delighted that 2024 is proving to be yet another brilliant year for Nordic gastronomy. Thanks to the exceptional achievements of the teams at Jordnær and RE-NAA, the number of Three MICHELIN Star restaurants in the Nordics has risen by 50%,” said Gwendal Poullennec, International director of Michelin Guides.

“This reaffirms the region’s place as a fascinating and ever-evolving dining destination with real depth and quality. There are exceptional restaurants across Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, which together showcase a variety of cuisine types and a number of dedicated hospitality professionals at the top of their game, along with a true, ever-growing commitment to sustainable gastronomy.”

Those holding the green star now number 36 with four restaurants being awarded the distinction for sustainability in Helsinki. 

Tina Nielsen