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Meet The Baltic Countries: Neighbours To The Nordics

Baltics: Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania The Baltic region has a rich cultural heritage and history. The Baltics are home to some stunning nature, and today, Baltic countries are known for their innovative and technologically-minded societies. There are some striking similarities …

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Nordic Flags: History, Origins & Facts

The flags of the Nordic countries are surprisingly similar: sharing the same bold, earthy colours, a universal cross design, and mutual symbolism. Find out more about the fascinating flag history of the region and learn about the history of the …

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Meet The Nordic Capital Cities

The Nordic capitals are amongst the prettiest places to visit in Europe. In the northernmost cities – like Oslo and Reykjavik- you can catch sightings of the spectacular aurora borealis. Further south, in the towns like Helsinki, fantastic mountain trails and fresh Nordic forests is just a stone’s throw away from the town’s centre.

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What Is Nordic Walking? Your Beginner’s Guide

The History Of Nordic Walking Nordic walking as an exercise technique, began in Finland in the 1930s when Finland’s Olympic cross-country ski team used their ski poles on hikes during off-season training. The poles provided support allowing team members to …

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Scandinavia vs The Nordics: What’s The Correct Terminology?

Many people (read: mostly non-scandinavian/Nordic people) don’t know the difference between Scandinavian and Nordic, or that there even is one at all. The majority of the world views these two terms as interchangeable but they’re actually not. Despite my numerous …