Jo Nesbø's bleak thriller featuring troubled hero Harry Hole, rings the changes in a genre recently dominated by female protagonists.
Recognisable to all.
The company has made the world flat (packed).
Down the steps of Finland’s famous Bengtskaer lighthouse.
This problem masks a greater threat to the welfare state than it first appears.
Late Viking Age Swedish rune-stone commemorating a man called Víkingr.
Swedish National Heritage Board, Photo Bengt A. Lundberg
What the Old Norse for Viking can tell us about the Scandinavian explorers.
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Trump would not have had a great time navigating the political intrigue presented in the Icelandic Sagas.
What one isolated case tells us about crime and community on this special island.
‘My fellow disenfranchised Americans …’
New measure of 32 countries' economic balance places UK and US near bottom of the pile.
The story of Snow White story embodies the kinds of gender biases children are exposed to.
Scandinavia's innovative education models present a more diverse and realistic image of the world we live in, and steer clear of gender stereotypes.
We all deserve a bit of 'hygge' in our lives. Here's what it's all about.
New arrivals will be searched and told to give up items of value.
For many, it evokes memories of the Holocaust. So how can the government justify it?
People crossing the famous bridge from Denmark can expect to have their papers checked in a landmark change to border policy.
Many hands make light reindeer herding.
Matthew Gwynfryn Thomas
Human cooperation is the cornerstone of any society. We looked at teamwork in an indigenous minority group in Scandinavia, whose lifestyle is under threat.
So says Karl Ove Knausgård.
Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgård's indictment of Swedish culture rings uncomfortably true.
Is the writing on the wall for Sweden’s education system?
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A slide in Sweden's performance on international education rankings has led to calls for more reform.
A unique language spoken by 2,500 people in central Sweden will start being taught in preschool.
Rising imprisonment rates are the result of political responses to media and public agitation for tougher sentences.
Some claim rising crime rates justify jailing more people, others that such policies cut crime. Evidence from around the world shows those claims are wrong and that we should be looking at inequality.
A move towards ‘phenomenon-based’ teaching has been divisive in Finland.
Curriculum reforms being introduced in Finland from 2016 will set aside time for 'phenomenon-based' learning across subjects.
Testing times for Copenhagen.
Copenhagen has been left reeling from a series of violent attacks on February 14 and 15. A young man armed with an automatic weapon and other guns killed two civilians and injured five police officers…
Scandinavian cultural exports are showing the world a different mode of representing struggle, crime, and death.
The Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard is the most recent export of a particularly Scandinavian expression of personal struggle. This ethos of resistance to larger socio-political forces, coupled with…