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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...
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...
Feskekorka in Gothenburg city

Scandinavian Cities

When many people think of Scandinavia, it's fjords, northern lights, mountains, fishing boats and lakes that spring to mind. But the Scandinavian cities are just as distinct. Let's take a closer look. Urban areas in Scandinavia...
Scandinavian house in the winter

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...
The flags of the Nordic nations

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...
Reindeer in north Scandinavia

The Scandinavian Countries

Norway, Sweden and Denmark are the three Scandinavian countries. Finland and Iceland are sometimes included in a broader definition by some, but the correct term for all is the Nordic countries. The words Scandinavia, Nordic and...
Planet Earth

Where is Scandinavia?

A quick geography lesson. Discover exactly where Scandinavia is on our wonderful planet. Don't feel embarrassed! Judging by the amount of email we get on a daily basis, you are not the only person who can't...