The 7th Nordic Health Promotion Research Conference (“Promoting health in everyday settings: Opportunities and challenges”) was held in Vestfold, Norway, on 17–19 June 2013, and it was hosted by Buskerud and Vestfold University College (www.hbv. no). The aim of the conference was to focus on ongoing Nordic health promotion research, as well as international research. The conference had a specific focus on settings and the settings approach to health promotion. In order to respond to the conference’s aim and content, and to reach an international audience, all the keynote speakers and some selected researchers were asked to write scientific articles based on their conference presentations. Thus, this supplement of the Scandinavian Journal of Public Health (SJP) represents the main themes addressed at the conference. The supplement provides articles discussing important challenges for health promotion in general, and for the settings approach to health promotion in particular, covering health promotion research in a wide variety of settings. The keynote speakers’ articles give an overview of research related to a particular topic or setting, and discuss extensively the opportunities and challenges for future health promotion. Moreover, empirical articles provide an evidence base for future discussions, and challenge previous knowledge and thinking of a given issue. All articles published in this supplement underwent a double-blind review process, in line with SJP’s high academic standards.