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The World’s Greatest Skiing Competition

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One of the world’s greatest skiing competitions takes place in Mora, in the Dalarna region of Sweden. The Vasaloppet, a 90 km (56-mile) cross-country...
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...
First Cemetery Free of Religious Symbols in Sweden

First Cemetery Free of Religious Symbols in Sweden

A new graveyard free of any religious symbols has been opened in Sweden to cater to the country’s growing number of atheists. Swedes are known...

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’...

Scandinavian Adventure Activities

Scandinavia makes a thrilling playground for the adventurous in any season, and every year activity companies offer better and better access to wilderness. The region’s...
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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...

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...

Coin Premiere in Sweden

It is now possible to pay with the new 100 and 500 kronor banknotes, together with new 1, 2 and 5 kronor coins. The second...

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