|Norway fjords. Source: Flickr.|
Today I wanted to talk about Scandinavia. What is Scandinavia?
It's a region in northern Europe which includes Norway, Sweden, Denmark and sometimes Finland, Iceland and the Faeroe Islands.
|Finnish sauna. Source: Flickr.|
|Denmark. Source: Flickr.|
On the one hand, I think it would be great to live there although I would worry about two or three things... The first one is employment. Would there be any decent job for me, a person who doesn't speak any of the languages spoken there. Secondly, I am not quite sure how I would find myself out there. I have always had a feeling that Scandinavian countries are sort of alienated and live their own hermetic lives... Thirdly, I am not sure about the weather there. What is so tempting though is the fact that many Scandinavians enjoy a high standard of living. I know that many can afford to buy or rent another house in the mountains or by the sea. They have their lovely 'holiday huts' to which they escape at weekends...
Of course, I am aware that my image of Scandinavian countries is probably distorted as I don't know enough about them, although I went to Boras, Sweden and to Seinajoki, Finland.
My question to you:
What is it like to live in Scandinavia?