Life in Lapland

The indigenous Sami of northern Scandinavia, a hardy semi-nomadic people, can trace their roots back thousands of years. The Sami call themselves “the people of...

Prison Life in Scandinavia

“What is the Scandinavian prison system like?” wondered James Conway, a former correctional officer from the notorious US prison Attica. He was invited by...
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14 Funny Facts about Scandinavia

Usually Scandinavia is associated with winter sports and fjords; countries inhabited by tall, statuesque blondes and Vikings.  Yet there is so much more to...

Naturists in Scandinavia

Scandinavia is the most open-minded region in the world and it’s perfectly legal in Scandinavia for nudists to swim naked, or to sunbathe either...

Norwegian National Tourist Route Geiranger-Trollstigen

You may choose from 18 Norwegian National Tourist Routes. If this is the first time you go by car in Norway, we recommend the...

Strange Facts about Scandinavia

Looking for facts about Scandinavia? Here they are... Swedish people recycle so much that the Waste-to-Power plants actually import waste from Norway. Norway is one of the largest oil...
12 Scandinavian Universities Rank among the 300 Best in the World

12 Scandinavian Universities Rank among the 300 Best in the World

These institutions from around 60 countries have been ranked based on 12 indicators that measure their academic research performance and their global and regional...

Scandinavia – the Best Jazz Region in the World?

Jazz brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics, and jazz enthusiasts from all over the world to celebrate and learn about jazz and its...
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Midnight Sun

Like Scandinavians, the sun in summer shows no indication to sleep. From within the Arctic Circle, it appears to observe that the “midnight sun”...

Tailor Made Galoshes

When British shoemaker John Lobb began collaboration with Norwegian Swims, the two companies created a fusion between old craftsmanship and new technology. As a student...

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