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What are the 7 Scandinavian countries?

What are the 7 Scandinavian countries?

The Nordic Region consists of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland, as well as the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Åland. You can find useful information about the Nordic Region and each of its countries here.

Why is Finland not a Scandinavian country?

Geographically, Finland could be considered Scandinavian and at one time was a part of the Swedish Kingdom. Most Finns are Lutherans, as Scandinavians used to be. However, Finnish is not a Scandinavian language and Finns are ethnically distinct from Scandinavians.

Is Finland Slavic or Nordic?

Finland is part of the Nordic region, and therefore bound politically, culturally, and financially to Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Iceland in modern times. The Finnish people are, however, of the Baltic Finnic ethnic group, which actually makes Estonia the Finns closest relatives ethnically and linguistically.

Is Finland Scandinavian or Nordic?

Politically and geographically, Finland is part of the Nordic region but not the Scandinavian region. Linguistically, Finland falls into a peculiar category: the country’s majority official language is unrelated to Scandinavian, and even Indo-European, languages.

What’s the difference between Nordic and Scandinavian?

Scandinavia is a Northern European region made up of the countries of Sweden, Denmark, and Norway, but broadly speaking sometimes also Finland, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands. The Nordic region is the broader Scandinavian region plus Greenland, Jan Mayen Island, and Svalbard.

What are the 3 main countries in Scandinavia?


  • Scandinavia was historically called Scandia.
  • Scandinavia is in the northern part of Europe.
  • In general, Scandinavia denotes Norway, Sweden, and Denmark.
  • Finland is generally not considered part of Scandinavia.

What race are Finns?

Finns or Finnish people (Finnish: suomalaiset, IPA: [ˈsuo̯mɑlɑi̯set]) are a Baltic Finnic ethnic group native to Finland.

Do Finns and Swedes look alike?

Nope. It’s false. Finns tend to have a very distinctive look. The Norwegians show more of a contrast to Swedes, then Swedes to Finns, IMO.

Are Finns descended from Vikings?

So, the Finns of today do not have any connection to the Norse men. They don’t have the Norse heritage the way Swedes and Danes do. Even if there is some Vikings heritage in the mix, the vast majority of Finns do not have any connection to the Norse men of the past.

What are people from Finland called?

Why are Nordic countries so happy?

One simple factor could be that the region’s high societal trust, strong welfare systems, relatively low crime and low unemployment means there are far fewer people who consider themselves unhappy.

Are Germans Nordic?

There is no definitive answer to this question, but most experts would say that Germans are not Nordic because Germany is in Central Europe and uses the Standard German language. However, there are some similarities between the Germans and the other Nordic countries, including a shared language, culture, and values.