What Makes Scandinavia Different?

What accounts for the Nordic countries’ strong welfare states? Hint: it’s not white homogeneity. There’s a reason the Scandinavian welfare states are still the envy...

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...

The County of Oppland, Norway

Oppland extends from Sør-Trøndelag in the north, and has seven counties which neighbor it to the north, south, east and west.  The main road...

Norway Popular to Swedish Job Hunters

Between 1990 and 2007 studies show that the number of Swedes commuting to work in Norway had doubled. In spite of the recent fall...

Should Norwegian Air Fly in America?

Here's what passengers say: Affordable. Comfortable. On time. Those are just some of the words Norwegian Air passengers are using to describe the discount airline,...

How to Annoy a Scandinavian

If you happen to deal with Scandinavians from time to time, you will know how sensitive they are when being compared to their neighboring...

Be Seated the Norwegian Way

The continued influence of expert Norwegian designers like the ones described in this overview can still be seen today in many ways. Norwegian furniture...

To Norway to Eat Pizza

Rest assured, this is not a pizza commercial.   Two Estonian women, while working at a Norwegian company in Tallin,  heard such great praise from...

From the Viking Age to the Present

Since earliest times the county of Vestfold has been one of the main traffic routes through Norway. Vestfold county was navigable from north to...

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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