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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? Is your view of the Nordic people defined from experience? Or is it...
Feskekorka in Gothenburg city

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...
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, with Nordic nations Finland and Iceland sometimes included in a broader definition. The words Scandinavia, Nordic and northern Europe are used interchangeably by some, but they are...
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...