Scandinavia--Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, and Finland--is blessed with five distinct, yet related, cultures.

Learn about the stories behind the legends, about the countries, and most of all about the people.

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"We sailed our ships to any shore that offered the best hope of booty; we feared no fellow on earth..."
Saga of Arrow-Odd

What is Gjetost?
A town in Sweden.
Brown goat cheese.
The word for "hello" in
       Danish.

Roasted fish.
The word for ghost in
       Swedish.

Correct answer?
OSLO - Norway

Clustered around the head of the 68-mile-long Oslofjord, Oslo is probably the most spacious city in the world. Its 175-square-mile metropolitan area consists of over 75 percent forests and five percent water. Its fine deep harbor, Pipervika, stretches into the heart of the city and from it leave ferries to Denmark and Germany.

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Feature: Stavanger
Featured City: Oslo
Food: The Great NordicDiet
          Swedish Semla
          Norwegian Cuisine
          Canned Sardines
History: The Round Tower
Arts:   Vigeland Park, Oslo
          Georg Jensen
People: Henrik Ibsen    
News: Happiest Countries          

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RESOURCES


GENERAL

Virtual Aland
Scandinavia Daily News
Scandinavia Business Daily
Scandinavia Now - An English-language
magazine featuring trade, business, and
industry in Scandinavia.

DENMARK
Denmark (Danmark) - DENet
Denmark.dk - Official information
Information on Denmark

Danish National Archives

Statistics
Statistics Denmark

Libraries
The Royal Library - Copenhagen
Biblioteker - Danish Libraries


Museums, Art Galeries
Danish Museums
Louisiana


Theater, Ballet, Opera
Det Kongelige Teater - The Royal Theater

Film
The Danish Film Institute

Other
CultureNet Denmark


FINLAND

Virtual Finland
The Finnish Institute in London

Finland Online

Statistics
Statistics Finland

Libraries
The National Library
Public Libraries

Museums, Art Galleries
The National Gallery

Music
Sibelius Academy

Other
Finnish Art & Culture on the Web


ICELAND
General Information
Islandia - Guide to Iceland


Statistics

Statistics Iceland

Libraries
The National Library

Museums, Art Galleries
Folk Museum

Other
Ministry of Education, Science and Culture


NORWAY
About Norway
Culture and History
Norway Online Information Service

Statistics
Statistics Norway

Libraries
The National Library

Literature
The Writers' Web
Boknett - The Book Web

Museums, Art Galleries
Norsk Folkemuseum - The Norwegian Folk Museum

Other
Great Norwegians
 

SWEDEN
The Swedish Institute
Information on Sweden 
The Swedish Page

Stockholm Visitors Guide

Statistics
Statistics Sweden

Libraries
Kungliga Biblioteket - The National Library
Svenska Bibliotek - Swedish Libraries 

Museums, Art Galleries
Museums in Sweden

Other
The Swedish Academy
Kulturnät Sverige - CultureNet Sweden

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Every year about 95 000 people die in Sweden and, according to the law, everyone must be buried. There must be room for everyone in the cemeteries, therefore the future needs of space have to be predicted. Because of this funerals must be part of the planning process.

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News from Norway
from Aftenposten
News from Denmark
from Denmark.dk
News from Sweden
from the SR International 
News from Finland
from Finnish News Agency STT
News from Iceland
from The Iceland Review
All news is in English
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THE VIKINGS:
THE NORTH ATLANTIC SAGA

In the early Middle Ages, driven by famine at home and the promise of wealth to be had in other lands, the Vikings set out from Scandinavia to conquer parts of England, Ireland, France, Russia, and even Turkey. Bolstered by their successes, the Vikings pushed westward, eventually crossing the North Atlantic and founding settlements in Iceland, Greenland, and Newfoundland in Canada.
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