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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...
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...
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...
Scandinavian female stereotype

Scandinavian Stereotypes

Revealed! The truths and the myths of widely-held views about Scandinavian people. What comes into your mind when you hear the word Scandinavia? A region full of blonde-haired blue eyed happy people, hiking in the mountains...