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Close-up of a Scandinavian runestone in Sweden

Scandinavian Runestones: Viking History in Plain Sight

Discover the most impressive runestones from the Viking Age and even earlier. This historic form of writing can be seen all across Scandinavia to this day. The recent discovery of several Viking ship graves in Norway...
Canal scene in Aarhus, Denmark

A Weekend in Aarhus, Denmark

Looking for a weekend away from Norway? Aarhus is easy to get to from Oslo and packed with cultural attractions, yet with none of the Copenhagen crowds. After many years travelling Norway and literally writing the...
Northern lights in the Nordic region of northern Europe

The Nordic Region Explained

The Nordics is a term often thrown around when discussing Scandinavia and northern Europe. Let's take a look at which countries comprise the Nordic region, and what makes them different. Northern Europe is a vast region...
Phallic stone in Rollsbo, Sweden

Rock Hard: Phallic Stone Excites Swedes

Archaeologists recently uncovered a phallic standing stone found near Gothenburg. People can’t help but notice a resemblance, but it’s not as big as Norway’s… It’s not often we cover a story from over the border, but...
Welcome to Scandinavia

Scandinavia: Places, People & History of Northern Europe

Known around the world for its social democracy and spectacular scenery, Scandinavia is a fascinating region of northern Europe. Let's take a closer look. When I first moved to Norway, I had a very stereotypical view...
Copenhagen cyclist in the snow in Denmark

15 Fun Facts About Denmark

From historical nuggets to modern culture, Denmark provides a lot of fascinating general knowledge. Here are some of our favourite Denmark facts. If you’re looking for some new Scandinavian knowledge to throw around at parties, then...
Swedish bicycle decorated with flags and flowers

11 Fascinating Facts About Sweden

Impress your friends and family with these unique, quirky facts about Norway's close neighbours, Sweden. For many outside the region, Norway and Sweden are one and the same. While the two Scandinavian countries do share a...
Norway and Sweden map and compass

Fun Facts About Scandinavia

Impress your family and friends at the next quiz night with these fascinating Scandinavia facts. Welcome to Northern Europe! It’s on the bucket list of many international travellers, and with good reason. But how much do...
Historic Malmö in Sweden

The Best of Malmö

Sweden's third biggest city is just twenty minutes by train from Copenhagen airport. Sweden's southernmost region Skåne has been under Danish rule twice, and remains from battles can be found across the land. Archaeological finds date...
Iconic scene of Copenhagen in Denmark

The Best of Copenhagen

A global travel publisher has named the Danish capital the world's top city to visit in 2019. We take a look at why. 2019 looks set to be a bumper year for Copenhagen tourism after Lonely...