Dental insurance to save your day in Scandinavia

Anyone who has lived in any Scandinavian country and offers to give an honest review will not miss mentioning the staggering cost of services there. As much as the countries work with social security where the least fortunate in the community feels catered for, situations that require out of pocket payments can really drive one … Read more

Quick tips Ukrainian refugees can use to get a job in Scandinavia

Since the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine war, a lot has happened but one thing that stands out is that so many Ukrainians have had to leave what they consider their home. Professional Ukrainians, ordinary civilians, helpless retirees and children as well as women have fled Ukraine to seek refuge in Scandinavia. While the international community … Read more

Incredible sauna culture in Finland

Everybody adores Finland for it’s a place exhibiting some of the greatest values of peace, justice, equality, environmental class and other values to the human race. Finland is a dream come true to many people particularly most immigrants who look forward to finding their forever home of long desired peace. Other than ranking top on … Read more

Scandinavian royals

So many expatriates enter Scandinavia and get so taken aback by the high level of political stability experienced there. In any case, Ukrainians still flee and try to find new homes in Scandinavia. Similarly. victims of war, political turmoil keep running away from Lebanon, Syria and West Africa to seek refuge in Scandinavia. So at … Read more

No monarch in Finland; but why?

A keen observer on how countries run will quickly recognize that the Nordic countries practice an amalgam of systems of administrations. Particularly you will come to realize that the countries practice parliamentary democracy, constitutional monarchy and a decentralized but unitary state. The case is more or less similar in Denmark, Sweden and Noway. However in … Read more

Clarity about Scandinavia, Schengen and Nordics

For someone having plans to immigrate to Europe, so much may seem clear until when inside that the hidden complexity comes out. Outside there, so many consider Europe as an almost perfect homogenous society, at least on how they do their things. While the continent largely works as a body under the EU commission, there … Read more

Procedure of application to study in the Nordics

So many people applying to study in the Nordics or any country abroad often find themselves trapped in between, unable to complete and submit applications. Many study opportunities get advertised each academic year with generous scholarships accompaniment. But, not so many get to the finish line and enroll for studies. Ignorance counts among the common … Read more

Education mobility programs in the Nordics

No doubt, education by whatever name opens up greater opportunities to anyone who dares go the full hog and acquire the skills plus knowledge it brings. In Europe generally and in particular the Nordics, education has a central place in the society which explains the great investments made in providing necessary support. One outstanding thing … Read more

Getting over language barrier in Scandinavia 

To travel the world is to learn-and visiting or living in Scandinavia could just be another perfect opportunity for anyone who dares to look outwards for opportunities. The region may not be such a popular destination for people planning to live abroad but those who’ve been there will confess that it’s a hidden gem. Possibilities … Read more

Likely bad expat experiences in Scandinavia

Every time diaspora comes to mind, we always have a tendency to only have utopia-kind of imaginations. In the minds of so many, Scandinavia specifically or Europe in general is heaven manifested on earth-this perhaps comes from the branding that the countries and region have invested over the years. Truth be told, they’re so many … Read more

Travel insurance when visiting Scandinavia

People travel to Scandinavian countries for so many reasons each day. Probably you know a friend, relative or acquaintance who has in recent times traveled over to Denmark, Norway or Sweden? These three countries form the larger Scandinavia and together rank best in the global happiness index. While these countries experience extreme winters, there’s always … Read more

Cigarette brands smoked in Scandinavia

Some may consider it extremely sensitive but one thing that really surprises expats arriving in Scandinavia is the comparatively high rates of smoking among the people there. If you never realize it, people coming from countries where smoking has generally been considered immoral and smokers highly condemned get shocked by how the young, old, women … Read more

Tours and travel agencies in Norway

Working with a tours and travel agency on a planned visit to Norway remains a lifetime dream for so many across the world. People may have seen images and videos of the ice covered Norwegian mountains with awe. Those who have probably gotten the rare yet fulfilling chance of skiing in Norway or watching the … Read more

Love for cigarettes among Scandinavians

So many newcomers to Scandinavia may be shocked on their first few days in the country by the smoking habit that cuts gender and age. In fact, it can be first astounding to realize that despite leading in research on some of the effects of addiction to the cigar, Scandinavians will still go for it like it … Read more

Restaurant Kudskehuset shutting down

The fans of Restaurant Kudskehuset  would hate to come to terms with the reality that the facility will be summarily closing shop for its guests as of 1/1 2023. It may sound as an epitaph to write about a restaurant that has announced closure but then what better way to recapitulate over a premise that … Read more

Save your hurting budget with Norway Loans 

Norway may not be a favourite place to live in for people who cherish warm tropical weather with only mild cold seasons. In Norway, temperatures can be so low and moving around especially in Winter becomes a nightmare. But despite the agony of bad weather, dark and chilly winters plus rugged ice covered terrains that … Read more

Buying from Second Hand Shops (Genbrug) in Denmark 

Shopping in Denmark can be such a great experience because one gets to buy some of the best stuff around. Actually, Danes or even foreigners who live in Denmark tend to afford some of the niceties that people would dream of having. In one of our articles, we explained how property and soft loans available … Read more

90/180-day rule for holders of a Schengen Visa

For anyone looking to process immigration to Europe, the Schengen visa is that coveted gateway. After you process your visa and have the itinerary in place, it’s time to know more details about rules that apply in that part of the world. The best travellers of old told us that when you move to Rome, … Read more

Brief Details about the Schengen Visa

Are you planning to visit any or several countries in Europe and wondering the type of Visa you need? A Schengen Visa will allow you to visit all the European countries within the Schengen Area. However, you must provide proof of travel insurance, evidence of financial means, and proof of accommodation in Europe at the … Read more

5 Days in Scandinavia | Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo Itinerary

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Every traveler has dreamt of the perfect Scandinavia trip at some point, and if this is also on your to-do list, you are in the right place! Even if you only have 5 days to explore it, this is plenty of time to hit all the essentials and most important sites. However, for it to … Read more

Transferring money to and from Scandinavia

Just because of the good relations between the Scandinavian countries, it doesn’t mean there isn’t still a lot of friction between them. Having different currencies, as opposed to all using a single currency like the Euro, means each country does not have access to each other’s payment infrastructures. Bank-to-bank transfers on SWIFT based on bilateral … Read more

Confirmation ceremony in Denmark 

Denmark for sure is a beautiful country in very many ways. When you land at Copenhagen international airport in Kastrup, Zealand, a lot of modernity can be seen. The pulsating beats of this modernity are in tall buildings, neatly trimmed hedges, busy streets and more. As one takes the metro trains headed to Fyn and … Read more

The Danish Wedding Customs

Generally, Danes can be very cold people-most first timers in the country think so. It can really take a while before a Danish opens up to and share intimate issues with strangers. So, when arriving in Denmark for the first time, it really requires tactics that will make one feel comfortable and less out of … Read more

Fitness culture in Scandinavia

You have probably wondered why only a few cases of overweight people are reported in Scandinavia compared to the USA for example. Additionally, any keen person interested in dating Scandinavians must have spotted their athletic, physically fit and beauty especially on dating sites. To bring the story closer home, any expatriate living in Denmark, Sweden, … Read more

Swedbank Pay

Markets are fast moving online and cash payments have over time become archaic. You could have already made an order from a web shop or sought to transfer money overseas. Whichever way you try to look at it, online transactions are by and large an in thing. Swedbank pay has quickly moved into the space … Read more

The best online casinos for Scandinavian Players

The Best Online Casinos for Scandinavian Players

The online casino Scandinavia features various government regulations and other issues that make it difficult to play in many European countries. Gambling is a fun activity and offers the best way to spend recreational time with the opportunity of winning some money. When challenges arise, it makes it difficult for gamblers to play online casinos. … Read more

Get your NemID in Denmark Today

If CPR number is a gateway to public services in Denmark, then NemID is the key. I mean the two almost go together when it comes to getting public services in Denmark. Just to give you an impression of it, anyone with a social media account must have had to fill in some information under … Read more

Best paying jobs for ex-pats in Denmark

Generally, Denmark ranks among the best countries in the world for expat workers. The attractiveness of Denmark is not only in its fair labour practices but also string labour unions, lucrative salaries and an environment that allows everyone to fully explore their limits. For each job, there is always an allocation for research and development … Read more

Best options to send money abroad from Denmark

Best options to send money abroad from Denmark

Sending money has not been made like today. There are over ten options for sending money from Denmark to other nations (more about international transfers for expats). Some of the options take a few minutes, while others take days for the money to arrive back home. The following are the main mediums to use when … Read more

Bitcoin Casinos in Scandinavia: Which Country Has Adopted Crypto Casinos At The Most?

Bitcoin Casinos in Scandinavia

Bitcoin casinos in Scandinavia are now just as popular as regular casinos using fiat money. Numerous dependable platforms are accessible to players residing in Sweden, Denmark, and Norway. Considering how many people have entered the world of online crypto trading, it is far from surprising that such gambling websites are getting so much attention. In … Read more

Foods you won’t miss in a Danish meal

When planning to visit Denmark for the first time, the foods there must be something to closely think about. Like in any other country, Denmark has its own cuisine that goes way back in history to the Vikings era. These foods have gone through cosmetic culinary adjustments influenced by interactions with the rest of the … Read more

Mobile Phone and internet subscription in Finland

Mobile phone and internet  subscription are the heartbeat of information in Finland. As expected of a country that leads in the happiness index, communication and access to information are paramount. You will not be able to avoid making a subscription for mobile phone voice and data services as soon as you establish residence in the … Read more

Mobile subscription in Finland

As a newcomer in Finland, nothing makes life more comfortable than the ability to talk to people back at home and the new friends already made. It is almost sure that life in the new country will first appear unbearable. So many times you will curse why you moved to such a cold country where … Read more

Viking History

Over 1000 years ago, Norsemen left their homes with the aim of pursuing reaches abroad. Therefore, Vikings refer to the name of seafaring individuals from Scandinavia who traded, settled, pirated, and raided different parts of Europe from the 8th to 11th centuries. T he achievements of the Vikings included raiding as well as plundering. Apart … Read more

Norse Mythology Family Tree

Knowing something about the Norse mythology could be a good way to appreciate the foundation of Norwegian culture. As in any other culture, Norse mythology has a sense of family order. Therefore, mythical characters in Norse have an element of relationship and progression which is very much interesting to know. Check out the book: Who … Read more

Loans in Finland

Loans in Finland is probably one of the interesting pieces of information for any newcomer. By now, it is known that Finland ranks as the happiest country in the entire world. To experience this happiness which Finland has to offer, having enough finances comes handy. Worried about missing paying some pressing bill or not having … Read more

Loki Norse Mythology

Loki nose mythology represents a very interesting aspect of the Norse history. In Norse Mythology, Loki was considered a cunning trickster with the ability to change his sex and shape. The father is believed to be giant Fárbauti and Laufey, while the brothers are Býleistr and Helblindi. He married Sigyn, and they got a son … Read more

Norwegian Forest Cat

The Norwegian Forest Cat, also known as Norsk skaukatt or Norsk skogskatt, is a domestic cat breed that originates from Northern Europe and enjoys spending time outdoors. The cat is adapted to a cold climate, and it has water-shedding, glossy, and long hair, as well as a woolly undercoat utilized for insulation. It is well … Read more

Viking wedding

There can never be an interesting read than that which dates back to the Viking age. Today, weddings are common events where two lovebirds come together to make vows before witnesses. But what did the weddings in the viking time look like?  I love weddings just like any other people do. It is only at … Read more

Aurora (Singer)

Aurora Aksnes is a Norwegian record producer, songwriter, and singer. She was born on 15 June 1996 in Stavanger. She released her first debut EP in 2015 called running with the Wolves, and it was released through Decca Records. The debut received approval from the national press and online music blogs. Aurora’s music is characterized … Read more

Viking Tattoos

The Vikings were more than just barbarians and plunder. They were complex people, keen travelers, farmers, skilled seafarers, the balance of the universe, and believers in destiny. When talking about the famous Vikings, individuals such as Erick the Red, Eric Bloodaxe, Olaf Tryggvason, Harald Hardrada, and Stiklestad Museum are well remembered in history. The beliefs … Read more

Study in Denmark

Denmark is a country of great academic opportunities at all levels including kindergarten, primary, secondary, collage and university. At all these stages, the country avails to the learners some of the best resources that enable them to get advanced knowledge in their various fields of interest. It is always for sure that an average student … Read more

Student Life in Denmark

Becoming a student in Denmark has never been any easier.  With the current internet access and various scholarship opportunities, one can take a leap into a great academic experience in a Scandinavian country which by and large is among the culturally diverse in  continental Western Europe. Even as someone thinks about making this bold step … Read more

Working in Sweden

Working in Sweden is a great milestone in the life of an expatriate. This is not because it assures someone of automatic success but provides an environment for workers to thrive. The level of motivation and labor protections for people working in Sweden is top notch. So, you who feels like your current employer does … Read more

Things to hate about Scandinavia

We often talk about the greatness of Scandinavia and why you should definitely move to live there. Today, we will be doing something a bit different. We will be mentioning some of the things that may make Scandinavia less attractive compared to some other European regions. It is perfectly okay to immigrate to Scandinavia but … Read more

Popular activities to do when you live in Norway

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Norway is a versatile country where you can experience everything from climbing mountains, sailing through fjords, visiting busy activity parks and taking part in a bustling city life. The possibilities are many for those who want to experience raw nature, meet a large variety of people with different backgrounds and interests, or just learn more … Read more

Famous Vikings

Famous Vikings

Famous Vikings occupy an important place in the history of Scandinavia which no one can choose to conveniently ignore. It does not matter what any person thinks or feels about what they did. Yes, they conducted raids, conquest and often created havoc. Nonetheless, Scandinavia as it is today is traced to these activities that brought … Read more

Studying in Norway

Norway for sure is a country of hidden treasures. Not so many people travelling to Europe or Scandinavian region end up in Norway. Aside from the extreme cold temperatures and dark winters for which Norway is known, the country has some of the best universities globally. Any ambitious man or woman who wishes to get … Read more

Getting friends in Sweden

Different people will give you all manner of experiences trying to make new friends in Sweden. Some will tell you the difficulty of breaking sociocultural barriers, embracing diversity and just being open minded. Honestly, even the most open-minded and easy going person arriving in Sweden for the first time will likely retreat to their personal … Read more

Important Tips when applying for a job

Having a desire to join the job industry in Scandinavia is one thing and getting to actually work there is another.  For an expatriate, the thin line that separates the worlds  is a properly pitched application.  As the work environment continue to change, employers increasingly focus on the soft skills and technical skills that an … Read more

Best ways to get your dream apartment

Something interestingly peculiar with almost all the Scandinavian countries is that homelessness is a rare thing. when planning to move to Scandinavia, its always a good idea to know how to get your dream apartment in each of the countries including Sweden, Norway and Denmark. If you care to compare relative homelessness in the rest … Read more

Hacks for living longer in Scandinavia

After some period of stay in Scandinavia as a student, worker, visitor or whatever reasons, you may begin thinking about possibilities of remaining back for some time. Sometimes, people make the naïve mistake of just sitting back with expired immigration documents hoping that the authorities will understand it. No way! You either extend the stay … Read more

Buying and Selling Goods Online

The global business environment is at a fever pitch with most transactions changing from the common walk in shops to the online space. Covid-19 has further shown that businesses that have pushed themselves to the online market  are more able to withstand shocks such as unexpected lockdowns. There are two sides to buying and selling … Read more

Scandinavian Women

Scandinavian women are a unique type due to different reasons. For instance, they are not only strikingly beautiful but also highly independent and fitness enthusiastic. Most of these women also know what they want, are more in charge of their reproductive health and family. Just to have idea about how much grip the Scandinavian women … Read more

Lawyer in Norway

What comes to your mind when someone tells you about the need to know how to find lawyers in Norway? probably the first impression that it creates is that you may need the legal services sometime in the new country. Some people may mistakenly think that knowing where to find lawyers in Sweden should only … Read more

Getting a job in Sweden

Having a thriving career in Sweden is everyone’s wish as soon as they arrive there. One important thing that a newcomer in Sweden needs to know is that a having a job is always a key priority. interested in knowing more about Sweden? Just click here for more facts about Sweden. The Swedish economy operates … Read more

Insurance in Norway

Just like the rest of Scandinavia, socio-political stability high in Norway that someone may be forgiven for thinking that there are no risks in the country whatsoever. This assumption is far from the truth because insecurity and risks are two different things. There isn’t any second guessing about the fact that life is random and … Read more

Facing and dealing with discrimination as an immigrant

Are you planning to travel and live abroad? Then thinking about the possibility of feeling and actually being discriminated against should be a top priority. The first experiences in the new country may vary from person to the other. It moving and arriving in the host country is always full of mixed emotions. It really … Read more

How to afford a Scandinavian lifestyle

Affording to live a decent yet still within your means is obviously useful information for everyone in Scandinavia. Really, the cost of living in Scandinavia is higher than most parts of the world which makes it life saving to know survival tactics. In case you doubt how expensive life in Scandinavia can be, just walk … Read more

That is why the Scandinavian style is so popular in the kitchen

Scandinavian design, also known as Nordic design, is very popular in the kitchen, both in Norwegian homes and in many other parts of the world. This style can be said to be characterized by bright interiors, often combined with the use of natural materials such as stone, leather, wool and of course wood. Scandinavian manufacturers … Read more

What can you buy with bitcoin?

Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that can be bought and used online. It cannot be converted to physical money and is only available on electronic devices. The bitcoin phenomenon has grown enormously in recent years, and has had a major upswing in 2020 further into 2021. But if you own bitcoins, what can you really use … Read more

Interracial Dating and Relationships

Kenny Rodgers’ in his song “coward of the county” tells that “there is someone for everyone.” This line makes so much sense and meaning to immigrants who move into an entirely new society but still find love there. As you will be moving around the world, just trying to mind your business, a beautiful woman … Read more

Job Skills to cope as an immigrant

You who is reading this at the moment is probably dying to move abroad. It matters not whatever reasons keep you desiring to move overseas. Most commonly, you, like many others wish to work, study, adventure or acquire a new citizenship. You are so much in order with such longing because the world is fast … Read more

Scandinavia – a long introduction

It is common to hear people planning to travel to the United States of America, Europe, and Australia. When someone mentions Europe, the countries that feature prominently are the big ones including Germany, France, Italy, or the United Kingdom. But in reality, there is a treasured region within the wider Europe which many may not … Read more

Getting to Live in Denmark

Getting to live in Denmark is a good opportunity and experience for anyone interested in having an international feel. In the wider Scandinavian region, Denmark stands out as highly agricultural and with so many job opportunities. in fact, there are always more jobs in Denmark than people who can work. Interestingly, all these jobs are … Read more

A Quick Expat Guide in Odense

Your experience in Denmark can never be complete without a visit or short stay in Odense. There is just so much in store for you in the city that was home to the prolific writer of the time, Hans Christian Andersen. Odense will surprise you with its unique historical and cultural heritage. Modernity too has … Read more

Starting and Operating a Webshop

Businesses have significantly changed their strategy especially when Covid-19  resulted in restricted movements, lockdowns, and all manner of knee jerk reactions. The online business and marketplace has proven as a lifesaver for most business which had initially started on e-marketing. Before Covid-19 happened, it was normal for people to take a walk downtown, enter a … Read more

Games and casino in the Nordics

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In Scandinavia (and the Nordics) there are different laws when it comes to casinos – whether it is land-based or online. We have been asked about this and will answer to the best of our ability. Why is this really so? You may have been on holiday to neighboring countries in Norway and wondered why … Read more

Common mistakes when applying to study in Scandinavia

Getting an opportunity to take higher education in Scandinavia is by no way a mean feat. For anyone who understands what quality education complete with experiential learning, experimentations, immersive teaching, and connection with faculty, Scandinavia ranks so high up there. Today, almost every new graduate in a middle-income or developing country has this nagging longing … Read more

Best Ways to Experience New Travel Destinations

As humans traveling around is the best way to always challenge our imaginations, give meaning to long-borne perceptions and make sense of the world. People travel for various reasons including out of sheer leisure and enjoyment, the pursuit of greener pastures, education, and many more. Whichever the reasons that cause someone to leave their own … Read more

Getting Your First car and Starting to Drive in a Foreign Country

As the world quickly becomes a global village, so is the need to always have convenient means of mobility. Nothing makes traveling easier and enjoyable, especially when in a new country like having your own car. When you get your own car, it only takes your own decision to decide where to go, when and … Read more

Best Insights about taking Your Vacation

As someone who works most of the year. You really well understand what taking a vacation means. Imagine that throughout the year you spent hours upon hours making profits for a corporate or building the status of your private business and now it is time to get off from this hustle and bustle. A holiday … Read more

Moving to study in Scandinavia as a Married Person

Juggling between raising a family and studying overseas is one of the most difficult decisions to make and faint-hearted people often fail at it. As someone in the early or middle youth, it’s common to face the dilemma of whether to focus on bringing up a family or chasing after some extra academic qualifications. Out … Read more

Mistakes to avoid when applying to study in Scandinavia

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People who are ambitious and longing to study in Scandinavia often find themselves entrapped simple mistakes. As you understand, applying to study in Scandinavia has at least three phases which are almost of equal importance. The stages include applying for study, sourcing scholarship funding, and applying for immigration. If someone gets any of the phases … Read more

All about Scandinavia for you

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On the face of it, Scandinavia doesn’t match our typical ideas about a region worth migrating to. It doesn’t make it to global headlines all the time, it has a tiny population, and frankly, most of us really don’t really know much about the place. When we think of migration, most people automatically steer towards the … Read more