Map of Sweden

Map of Sweden

EuropeVacations December 26, 2016 0

Central Sweden is very far from being a uniform region with a common focus. No other part of Sweden is so clearly com-partmented into small separate units; and areas of level arable land on the Silurian limestones alternate constantly with densely wooded horsts of ancient rocks and bleak moorland... Read more

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Europe December 26, 2016

SWEDEN. – SkSne is similar in landscape and economy to the Danish islands. It has a number of considerable ports, chief among them Malmo, and an agricultural hinterland devoted mainly to the growing of sugar-beet and wheat. In the middle of this agricultural area is the quiet little university... Read more

Map of Finland

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FINLAND Early history 1523 Introduction ofthe Reformation. Mikael Agricola’s translation of the New Testament (1548) becomes the foundation of the Finnish written language. – Beginning of education for all children. 1596-7 A peasant rising against the nobility, the “Cudgel War”, is ruthlessly repressed. 1611-32 Gustav II Adolf (Gustavus Adolphus)... Read more
Travel to Finland

Travel to Finland

BlogVacations December 26, 2016 0

FINLAND Early history Around the beginning of the Christian era The Finns arrive in Finland, coming from the east and also by sea from the south into territories which are already inhabited. 1st millennium a.d. The main occupations are farming and stock-rearing. The settlers first establish themselves along the... Read more
Map of Norway

Map of Norway

EuropeVacations December 26, 2016 0

Farther north, enclosed within their skerries, are the little towns of Alesund and Kristiansund, which have continued to depend on the fisheries for their living; and the hard conditions of thefisherman’s trade are displayed most vividly in the Lofoten Islands. In the latitude of the Lofotens begins northern Norway,... Read more