Can You Guess Which of the Five Nordic Countries These Places Belong To?



By: Ruby Scalera

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There are five beautiful Nordic countries: Iceland, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. When you book a flight to any of these amazing places, you're bound to experience some incredible history, delicacies like you've never had before and some of the most amazing views in the world. 

Explore snow-capped mountains when you hike through winter wonderlands or taste freshly caught fish prepared with local spices. There's nothing in the world more amazing than a chance to see the Northern Lights, one of the most striking natural sights you'll ever encounter, and it's even more special from the inside of a glass igloo or the top of a mountain that you just climbed. No matter what time of year you visit, you're bound to leave with memories of beauty, art and history like you've never experienced before. 

These five countries are home to some truly incredible sights, and now is the time to see just how well you know your Nordic geography. Take this quick quiz about places across the Nordic countries, and see if you can tell which of the five countries they belong to. Fair warning: after viewing these beautiful pictures, you're going to want to book your next trip. 

In which Nordic country will you find the capital city called Stockholm?

Stockholm is the capital city of Sweden and also the largest city in the Nordic countries. If you're looking for one spot to visit in the region, Stockholm is one of the least expensive, with many free museums and events.


Where is the Blue Lagoon located?

The Blue Lagoon is one of the most famous spots across Iceland, and it's not hard to see why. It's a geothermal spa with some incredible natural views that will leave you feeling well and truly refreshed.


In which Nordic country will you find Kosterhavet National Park?

Kosterhavet National Park is located in Sweden, but you'll be forgiven for getting it wrong. It borders Norway and is home to more than 6,000 species of marine animals — many of which can't be found anywhere else in Sweden.


Where will you find the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Geirangerfjord?

The Geirangerfjord is considered to be one of the most beautiful natural attractions in the world, and really the views speak for themselves. You'll enjoy numerous waterfalls, all of which spill into the clear blue waters of the Geirangerfjord.


The town of Turku is the oldest town in which Nordic country?

Technically, Turku was never founded as a town in its early history. Official papal documents mention it in the year 1229, which is now considered to be its founding year. Turku is one of the most historic and important towns in Finland.


Uppsala is an important religious center, located in what country?

You'll find Uppsala in Sweden, just north of Stockholm. It is one of the central hubs for religious history, events and activities, and Uppsala University is the oldest in Scandinavia and all of the Nordic countries.


Ribe is the oldest town in what Nordic country?

You'll find Ribe in Denmark, where it was founded in the year 700. Both the town and the town hall are the oldest in the country. Ribe once served as a Viking marketplace, traces of which can still be seen today.


If you were to take a ride on the Flam Railway, which country would you be traveling through?

The Flam Railway will take you on a trip to Flam, one of the most popular destinations in Norway. Along the way, you'll get to enjoy strikingly beautiful vistas of waterfalls, mountains and fjords.


The town of Gilleleje, which has fewer than 7,000 residents, is located in which country?

You'll find Gilleleje far north on the Danish islands. The population may be small, but the town is a bustling fishing hub and a beautiful spot to stop for photos on your tour of the Nordic countries.


Where will you go to watch Gullfoss Waterfall?

Iceland doesn't just have lagoons. It also has strikingly beautiful and enormous waterfalls, including the Gullfoss Waterfall in the southwest. During the summer months, it spills an average of 140 cubic meters of water per second.


If you're on the search for adventure, you'd visit Lemmenjoki National Park in which Nordic country?

You'll find all the nature and wildlife you could possibly want in Lemmenjoki National Park in Finland. In fact, it's one of the largest areas of wilderness in Europe. Pack your bags and start adventuring today.


The Sognefjord is the longest and deepest fjord in what Nordic country?

Head to Norway to visit the Sognefjord, and take a trip on some of the most popular hiking trails across the country. Thanks to the lush environment and tourist trade, the surrounding areas are known for their food.


Where is the city of Skagen located?

Skagen is the northernmost city in Denmark, and it used to be a popular vacation destination for the Danish royal family. It is a charming seaside town with one of the oldest lighthouses in the country.


Trondheim, with a population of less than 200,000, is the third largest town in which Nordic country?

In Trondheim, you'll find more than 30,000 students, contributing to the town's incredible cultural scene. Though it dates back to the 11th century, Trondheim is well-known for technology in the modern day.


The city of Tampere is located between lakes Nasijarvi and Pyhajarvi in which country?

In Tampere, you'll find three main churches — Tampere Cathedral, the Kaleva Church and the Tempere Orthodox Church. Tampere is Finland's third largest city, known for its exciting and unique festivals.


Where will you find the monument Ales Stenar?

Ales Stenar is comprised of 59 large stones, some of which weigh nearly two tons. It is located in the city of Ystad, a coastal town in the country of Sweden. The rocks are believed to be as old as 5,500 years, but they were arranged in the shape of a ship about 1,400 years ago.


The town of Jokulsarlon is home to what country's Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach?

Jokulsarlon translates to "glacial river lagoon," and it's not hard to see why. This beautiful Icelandic destination is located in the Vatnajokull National Park, and it's an excellent place to see the best wildlife Iceland has to offer.


You'll find a panoramic theater in Saariselka, which is located where?

If you're looking to ski or go arctic exploring, you may find yourself in Saariselka, with its entrance to the Urho Kekkonen National Park. Learn all about the area's flora and fauna when you watch movies at the village's panoramic theater. Consider spending a night in a glass igloo while you're there.


Myvatn is a volcanic lake that can be found in what Nordic country?

If you're looking for some of the most prolific and successful biodiversity in the country, Myvatn is sure to impress. You'll find incredible flora and fauna, and the waters are known for their healing properties.


Tromso is one of the largest urban areas north of the Arctic Circle and the largest urban area in the northern part of which country?

If you're looking for old wooden houses, Tromso has you covered, with some houses dating back to the late 1700s. Due to the Gulf Stream, Tromso is warmer than cities much further south.


You'll find Visby located on an island in which Nordic country?

Visby is located on the island of Gotland, which is in Sweden. Visby is one of the best preserved medieval cities in Scandinavia, which is why it has been on the UNESCO Heritage Site list since 1995.


Bornholm, an island located in the Baltic Sea, is part of which of the following countries?

Bornholm is just over 225 square miles and is home to fewer than 50,000 people. Here you'll find dairy farming and arts and crafts as the primary industries, with tourism playing a significant role as well during the summer months.


In which country will you find the remote village of Vik?

Vik is home to just a few hundred people, and this southernmost village in Iceland is remote, with no neighboring settlements for 30 miles. It is also the warmest location in Iceland.


The Porvoo Cathedral is a 15th-century structure that can be found in which Nordic country?

The Porvoo Cathedral is located in Porvoo, Finland. While most of it was built in the 15th century, parts actually date back as far as the 13th century. It was first made of wood and has been rebuilt many times.


Lysefjord is more than 25 miles long and located in what country?

If you're on the search for truly spectacular views, you can't go wrong with Lysefjord in Norway. It's over 1,300 feet deep at the lowest point and located in the southwestern part of the country.


Where can you find Skaftafell?

Skaftafell was once a farm and then was later named a national park, before becoming a part of Vatnajokull National Park in 2008. It is a destination for hikers and campers because it offers many incredible views.


Helsingor, known in English as Elsinore, is located in which Nordic country?

One of Helsingor's biggest claims to fame is the Castle of Kronborg. This setting is the inspiration for William Shakespeare's well-known play, "Hamlet," featuring Prince Hamlet of Denmark.


Kemi is located near the Swedish border, but it is actually in which country?

If you're looking for an amazing experience, you'll want to put Kemi on your bucket list for the chance to see the world's largest Snow Castle, also known as LumiLinna. It is redesigned and built anew every year.


If you were leaving Sweden, where would the Oresund Bridge take you?

The Oresund Bridge, along with the Drogden Tunnel, connects Malmo in Sweden and Copenhagen in Denmark. The crossing is nearly five miles long, which makes it the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe.


Which country is home to the capital city of Reykjavik?

Reykjavik is the largest city in Iceland and its capital. It has been growing as a popular travel destination, thanks to incredible views, lagoon spas and the historic Viking-inspired buildings and designs still visible today.


Bergen is the second-largest city in which Nordic country?

You'll find Bergen in Norway, where it was founded in 1070 when trading routes first opened in the area. It is known as the "City of Seven Mountains," and many of the outer suburbs are located on islands.


If you wanted to explore the Port of Skagen, where would you book your ticket for?

The Port of Skagen is the main fishing port for the country of Denmark, located on the Skagen Odde Peninsula. It is known as far back as the Middle Ages, but not just for fish. The Skagen Painters were a group of artists who visited often in the late 19th century.


In order to fish or swim in Lake Inari, which Nordic country would you visit?

Lake Inari is one of the largest lakes in Finland. It is home to many of the country's historic islands, including historical graveyards and sites where sacrificial offerings were made.


Where will you find Drottningholm, known in English as the Queen's Islet?

Drottningholm is the city where you'll find Drottningholm Palace, where the Swedish royal family has been living for decades. The name "Drottningholm" translates to "Queen's Islet."


The Frisian Islands are located in which Nordic country?

The Frisian Islands are also known as the Wadden Islands or Wadden Sea Islands. They are located in the North Sea and environmentally protected with efforts from Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands.


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