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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. 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 place Scandinavia on a map. Of course, much of...
Costa Cruise Ship

Cruise Interest Grows in Scandinavia

A growing number of residents of Norway are considering a cruise vacation away from Scandinavia. A recent Scandinavian survey shows that Norwegian interest in cruise travel is increasing. The responses also show that Norwegians differ from...
Copenhagen in Denmark

Kay Xander Mellish – How To Live In Denmark

An interview with an American expat who has found a happy life in one of our Scandinavian neighbours. Here in Scandinavia we are all one big happy family! I've visited Denmark a few times, specifically Copenhagen...
Sunset over Aker Brygge Oslo

What is the Capital of Scandinavia?

Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo vie for attention, but which stands tallest? Of course, it's a ridiculous question really, like asking what is the capital of Europe. Brits would say London, the French would claim Paris, Spaniards...
SAS Scandinavian Airlines jet

The Definition of Scandinavia

What is the difference between Scandinavia and the Nordics? It’s time for a geography lesson! My friend Chris talked me into visiting Helsinki last year for a spot of Christmas shopping (jumpers, hats, mittens and thermals...

Introducing… Scandinavia and The World

This is the story of Humon, a 26 year old budding cartoonist from Denmark. In 2009 she posted this piece of artwork on deviantART: Scandinavia and The World was born! The comics tell the story of...