Tagged: Finland

How to spend a perfect weekend in Åland

These Swedish-speaking Finnish islands are just a ferry ride from Helsinki or Stockholm Silvia Lawrence Rauland, Norway What’s that—you say you’ve never heard of Åland? The truth is, while people in Scandinavia might be...

High-end gift giving

Norway considers giving neighbor Finland a mountain M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Finland, the sub-Arctic land of lakes and forests, is mostly flat. But on its border with Norway, there are mountains. One, Halti...

Nordea raises growth forecast

Recent months have seen a strong international recovery, and Nordea revises up its expectations to the 2011 growth outlook. – The global economy came out of 2010 in even better shape than we expected,...

Joint Nordic research on the offensive: Look to the Nordics!

“The Nordic countries have a good chance of influencing European research and innovation policy initiatives in areas where there is a common Nordic approach,” says Gunnel Gustafsson, Director of the Nordic research organisation NordForsk....

Almost half controlled by Nordic countries

Owners in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland made up 48 per cent of the foreign-controlled enterprises in Norway in 2008. Sweden was the largest owner measured in number of enterprises. The Nordic countries jointly...

Nordic Film Fest in Austin, Texas

The American-Scandinavian Foundation Texas Associates (ASFTA) announces the seventh annual Nordic Film Fest to be held on Saturday, February 27th at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum’s Spirit of Texas Theater. The films...

Scandinavia House presents 4 Nordic Oscar Nominees

January 5, 6, 14, & 15, 2010 Each film screened twice: 6:30 pm & 9 pm Series Pass: $34 ($22 ASF Members); Individual Tickets: $10 ($7 ASF Members Scandinavia House presents a special sneak...

Soul-searching in the land of fjords

The streets aren’t overly crowded and you aren’t constantly walking in the shadows of hulking skyscrapers, writes Brian Lee in his blog. In life, everybody collects their own memories and stores them in a special...