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The GENEALOGY, TRAVEL, VIKING AND COOKING links have their own pages, the others are on this page. A click on one of the links above will take you to the selected section or page.

 

LANGUAGE RESOURCES

CLICK HERE FOR LANGUAGE SOFTWARE.

Books: |DANISH|FINNISH|ICELANDIC|NORWEGIAN|SWEDISH|

YOUR DICTIONARY: Find links to dictionaries for your Scandinavian language here. Also has an index of specialty dictionaries, among them genealogy.

If you want to find out about the language of the Vikings, visit ROB'S OLD NORSE PAGE, where you'll find a lot of interesting etymological and linguistic information. Today's Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic and Faroese languages all have their origins in Old Norse. (Finnish is, however, related to Hungarian). The site has a section about English words of Norse origin.  THE OLD NORSE LANGUAGE is another site about the language of the Old Norse Sagas.

Danish, Norwegian and Swedish are very similar in many ways, but some words have different meaning in the three languages. There is this joke about when a Swede asked a Norwegian to take him to a fun place and was taken to a deserted beach! That's because the Swedish word for fun, "rolig", means "quiet" in Danish and Norwegian. The ODIN SKANDINAVISK ORDBOG, with 10,000 similar-sounding and -looking words of different meaning in the three languages, can help you avoid such embarrassing episodes.

CONCORDIA LANGUAGE VILLAGES in Minnesota are summer language camps for youth between the ages of  7 and 18. Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish camps are included. The VASA ORDER offers scholarships to enable Vasa youth to attend the Swedish language village Sjölunden.

SOFTWARE, CLIPART AND PHOTOS

Screen Savers: ABSOLUTE SCANDINAVIA screen saver contains 30 landscape photos from Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. ABSOLUTE FINLAND and ABSOLUTE NORWAY contain 30 photos each.

CLIPART, PHOTOS AND WEBART:  If you are looking clipart or photos with Scandinavian themes for a newsletter or other purpose, Clipart.com has a good collection of illustrations, among them set of nice black and white Viking pictures that can be used as children's coloring pages. Try the search box to the right, using keywords like Iceland or Viking, or whatever you like. Or click on the heading above to go to their homepage. They do charge a subscription fee, but considering the time you can spend searching free clipart sites and not come across anything useful for your purpose, you may find it well worth the small fee. Some of the photos on our Travel Resources page come from Clipart.com.

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Language Software: |DANISH|FINNISH|ICELANDIC|NORWEGIAN|SWEDISH|

ORGANIZATIONS

VASA ORDER OF AMERICA, originally an organization for Swedish immigrants, now welcomes as members persons over 14 years of age who have an interest in Scandinavian culture. Here are some Vasa Lodge websites: BALTIC LODGE, DISTRICT LODGE PACIFIC SOUTHWEST NO. 15, SCANDINAVIAN and SÖDRA SVERIGE (Southern Sweden, has English version). For more Lodge sites, see the different Districts in the LODGE DIRECTORY at the main Vasa website.

AMERICAN SCANDINAVIAN SOCIETY brings cultural, educational, artistic and musical events with a Nordic touch to the New York metropolitan area.

SONS OF NORWAY welcomes as members persons with roots in any of the Scandinavian countries

FINNISH AMERICAN HERITAGE SOCIETY. Welcomes anyone interested in Finland as member.

NEWS

SCANDINAVIA NOW is an English language internet newspaper.

SCANDINAVIA NEWS is part of the World News Network.

For newspapers in English from a specific country, click on one of these links: Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, or Swedish.

You can find more newspapers at ONLINE NEWSPAPERS, with links to newspapers from all over the world, indexed by country. Most are native language newspapers, but some are in English.

SERVICES

You can make prepaid low-rate long distance calls to your Scandinavian country from your cell phone or any other phone thru the LDPOST company. Click on one of these links to find out more:

Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, LDPOST Homepage.

DANISH

DANISH EMBASSY

HOLIDAY IN DENMARK

VISIT DENMARK

THE DANISH PIONEER. Danish-American newspaper in published in USA. In English.

THE COPENHAGEN POST is a Danish Newspaper in English

  FINNISH

FINNISH EMBASSY

VIRTUAL FINLAND

UUTISET  Newspaper in Finnish, English, Swedish and Russian versions.

THE FINNISH AMERICAN REPORTER

FINLANDIA FOUNDATION

ICELANDIC

DAILY NEWS FROM ICELAND

ICELAND ON THE WEB

ICELAND

ICELANDIC NATIONAL LEAGUE OF NORTH AMERICA

  NORWEGIAN

NORWEGIAN EMBASSY

VISIT NORWAY

NORWAY POST has Norwegian news in English.

THE NORWEGIAN-AMERICAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

NORWAY'S ROYAL FAMILY. Photos and information. Available in English and Norwegian.

  SWEDISH

SWEDEN.COM

SWEDELINKS BUSINESS DIRECTORY

SWEDEN LINKS

THE SWEDISH AMERICAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

SCANDINAVIAN PLACES IN THE U.S.

California:

THE HOUSE OF PACIFIC RELATIONS AT BALBOA PARK , San Diego, is the home of 17  cottages representing 27 different nations. The cottages are open on Sunday afternoons, and from March they take turns holding Lawn Programs featuring traditional music and dance, costumes, arts, crafts and ethnic foods. THE HOUSE OF DENMARK and THE HOUSE OF FINLAND also have their own websites.

SOLVANG, a Danish village near Santa Barbara.

GENERAL

THE NORDIC SCHOOLNET. Partly in English

SCANDINAVIAN-WEBSITES.COM: A directory of websites related to Scandinavia.

THE NORDIC PAGES: Selected resources for the Nordic countries

The NORDIC COUNCIL works for the common good of the Scandinavian Countries.

SCANDINAVICA.COM is another starting point with lots of links.

THE AMERICAN-SCANDINAVIAN FOUNDATION promotes educational and cultural exchange between the United States and Scandinavia.

SCANDINAVIAN CONNECTIONS

 

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