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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...
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15 Fun Facts About Denmark

Denmark facts: From historical nuggets to modern culture, Denmark provides a lot of fascinating general knowledge. If you’re looking for some new Scandinavian facts to throw around at parties, then you’ve come to the right place!...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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? Is your view of the Nordic people defined from experience? Or is it...
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Scandinavian Cities

Urban areas in Scandinavia are defined by their unique architecture, green spaces, efficient public transit systems and an overall approach to sustainability. No one city is particularly big in world terms. In fact, international visitors to...
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The Weather in Scandinavia

The climate of northern Europe is known to be cold, but the temperatures are not as low as its northerly latitude might suggest. Given the northerly latitudes of much of the Scandinavian peninsular, people often expect...
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Scandinavian Flags: The Nordic Cross

The Nordic cross features on the flags of all three Scandinavian countries and their Nordic neighbours. A nation's flag is such an evocative symbol. Its patterns and colours immediately evoke strong feelings in its citizens, and...