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Travel / Travel in all five Nordic countries—Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. In-depth features offer a hands-on guide to experiences in Europe's north.
Ålesund, Art Noveau City of the North
It was the night that changed everything. At 2 a.m., two men sat drinking in a warehouse. After a careless movement, an oil lamp tipped over, fell to the floor and started a fire. READ MORE »
From Saarinen to Lady Gaga
How Helsinki became the Design Capital of the World. When you think of Finnish design, you think of minimalism and clean lines. You think of Alvar Aalto, one of the country’s all-time greats, whose work includes architecture, furniture, textiles and glassware. Lady Gaga!?! READ MORE »
Copenhagen Serendipity
For leisurely walks, and just hanging out, there can be few places more inviting than Copenhagen. I read somewhere that Danes are the happiest people on earth. Sliding into the relaxed, friendly atmosphere of the Danish capital, I can well believe it.  READ MORE »
Norway in a Nutshell: A Brief Odyssey
Is it possible to experience the full flavor of an entire country with as much variety and natural beauty as Norway in just a couple of days?  READ MORE »
A Småland Sampler
The Swedish region Småland, incidentally famous, or infamous, for thousands of people having emigrated to America has a lot to offer the seasoned traveler.  READ MORE »
Next Stop: North Pole
Bright sunlight greeted us as we stepped out on the tarmac at the Longyearbyen airport in Spitsbergen. The silence, now that the engines had been turned off, was palpable; the terminal was spotless, and all around stretched treeless tundra.  READ MORE »