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The Snowman movie clip

The Snowman: Nordic Noir With a Hint of Dirty Harry

Tomas Alfredson’s recently released film adaptation of Jo Nesbø’s bestselling novel The Snowman closely captures, in its slow, quiet intensity, the bleak essence of Nordic Noir. This article was originally published at The Conversation by Alec...
An Arctic winter

Scandinavian Winters of Old Were Less Hygge, More Nordic Noir

There's a certain romance to winter and Christmas time in particular in modern Scandinavia, but things never used to be this way. Hygge has replaced Nordic Noir as the world’s favourite Scandi-import. But the festive season...
Norwegian flags outside a house on the 17th of May

The Future of the ‘Norway Model’

After Brexit, Norwegians face dilemma over future of ‘Norway model’ with the EU. As the UK searches for a new kind of relationship with the European Union after Brexit, comparisons continue to be made with Norway...
Nordic Viking history

What Does the Word ‘Viking’ Really Mean?

Does the word Viking really mean raider? A University professor gives us the lowdown on the story behind the word. We all know about the Vikings. Those hairy warriors from Scandinavia who raided and pillaged, and...
Friendly relationship between Norway and Sweden

How the Norway-Sweden Border Works

Irish border after Brexit: an expert on Norway-Sweden explains how to keep things smooth. In the north-western corner of Europe, cross-border mobility and trade is flourishing between Norway and Sweden. More than 25,000 people commute to...
Norway troll holding a flag

Is the Norway Model Right for Britain?

Norway's relationship with Europe is complex. This is one university professor's viewpoint on why the Norway model wouldn't work for Britain post-Brexit. The aftermath of the Brexit referendum has intensified the debate on alternative templates for...