New Hans Christian Andersen Museum

New Hans Christian Andersen Museum

A new attraction in Odense, Denmark, will do justice to the Danish fairytale author’s “great fame and completely unique fairytale universe”. Japanese architect Kengo Kuma...
The first dementia village in Denmark

Dementia Village in Denmark

A new village for dementia residents opened its doors in Denmark last month. The town will have 125 homes, and residents will have at their...
Scandinavian Sporting Heroes

Scandinavian Sporting Heroes

Physical activity is both a pleasure and a serious pursuit to the sporty Scandinavians. Emerging from the broad base of running, jumping, skiing, sailing,...
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 – Top Nations for Girls

Last October, Save the Children released the report 'Every Last Girl' for the International Day of the Girl Child Advocacy organizations around the world have spotlighted girls’...

A Super Market in Copenhagen

Torvehallerne in Copenhagen, which opened 2 September 2011, situated right by Nørreport Station is a foodie lover’s dream. Today Copenhagen is considered one of...
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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...

Danish Researchers on Music and Memory

Does music affect memory? Danish researchers are testing a hypothesis that children with musical skills such as rhythm and melody also develop stronger memories. School children aged 6-19...

Scandinavian Coffee-Making Champions

Espresso, cappuccino, caffe latte or macchiato - The World Barrista Championship has fostered several Scandinavian champions. Making really good coffee is an art; a good...

Scandinavian Salmon

Salmo Salar. When I was a child in Norway, salmon was a luxury. Now it’s become cheap and tasteless, with a fatty acid content...

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150th Anniversary of Norway’s Peer Gynt

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First Time Exhibit in Scandinavia by Controversial Japanese Artist

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The Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo, Norway is now presenting a solo exhibition of the world-famous Japanese artist Takashi Murakami (b. 1962, Tokyo). The exhibition...
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Reclaiming China in Denmark

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