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A Passion for Travel Writing and Photography

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Embarrassed Swedish police will pay 16,000 kronor (USD 2,200 / GBP 1,300) in damages to a man they confiscated alcohol from seven years ago....
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Typically Swedish

Umea University has tried to describe the typically Swede. You will probably discover that some of the things are closer to reality than others....

Streaming music booming in Scandinavia

A recent study by Polaris Nordic shows that almost eight million music fans from the Scandinavian countries are using streaming sites like Spotify or...

Ikea donates millions to Ebola fight

Swedish retailer Ikea has donated 45m kronor (US$6.2m) to aid group Doctors Without Borders in France to help fight Ebola in West Africa. The...

Two of Scandinavia’s Best Resorts for Winter Sports

Surge across an unspoilt winter wonderland behind a dog sledge, plunge down pristine slopes accessible only by chopper or blast your way down a...

Low-Cost Carrier Norwegian Air Begins Florida to Scandinavia Flights

South Floridians with ties to Scandinavia are gearing up to welcome new flights launching this weekend between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and the Nordic...
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