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Scan Magazine  |  Contents


Anja Pärson & Filippa Rådin – Ski Slopes and Catwalks Six years have passed since world-renowned Alpine skier and national sports icon Anja Pärson announced on radio that she was having a baby – with fashionista Filippa Rådin. Scan Magazine spoke to the couple about being role models, the reality of running a business with your wife, and their new ELLOS party and loungewear collections


From an inspiring museum dedicated to the legends that are the Moomins, to a circus with a social heart, Tampere makes the perfect destination for an entertaining, well-designed Scandinavian weekend getaway. Here is our guide.


Treat yourself There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes, or at least so the Swedish saying goes. We show you how to stay warm and dry in style this winter, and share some tips on how to treat yourself during a season that can sometimes be stressful and overwhelming for some.


Nordic Design Special


A Swedish Winter Wonderland Dog sledding, northern lights and off-piste skiing – this and much more can be enjoyed during a winter trip to Sweden, where you can also learn more about Sami culture or spend a night in a suite made entirely of ice. Here is our guide to your Swedish winter wonderland.


Sauna and Wellness in Finland Some say that the way to a Finn’s heart is through their sauna. True or not, sauna culture and Finnish culture certainly are deeply intertwined. Come with Scan Magazine on an exploration of this sometimes-sweaty, always-fascinating pastime, which may well be a secret to happiness.


Swedish Schools Abroad Take a renowned school curriculum and bring it to an expat community, and what you get, Scan Magazine discovered, is a tight-knit community and academic excellence. We spoke to the people behind some of the best Swedish schools abroad, as well as one of the very best boarding schools.



Noble Ideas and Nobel Perspectives House construction by numbers, sustainable LED combustion and the theory of time inconsistency – these ideas and more are what we explore in this month’s business section.

CULTURE 128 A Lady Pioneering in Hollywood We spoke to the first ever woman to score a liveaction DC Comics film, Icelandic composer and cellist Hildur Guðnadóttir. If you missed her at Union Chapel recently, check out the culture calendar for the hottest Nordic gigs this festive season.

Fashion Diary  |  12 We Love This  |  104 Restaurants of the Month  |  112 Brewery of the Month Inn of the Month  |  115 Hotel of the Month  |  116 Mini-Break of the Month Attraction of the Month  |  120 Destination of the Month  |  122 Museum of the Month Architect of the Month  |  124 Artist of the Month  |  126 Humour

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Danish Culture: Our Top Picks

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What do gourmet salt and migratory birds have in common? They are both at the heart of seaside tourist attractions in Denmark. Add a rich artistic heritage, and you have a must-see trio to keep you spoilt for choice if you are thinking of a visit to Denmark this spring.

Just when you think that you have discovered your favourite Scandinavian design brand, another stunner comes along. We cannot get enough of these sophisticated pieces of jewellery, snug mittens, powerful paintings, sustainable wool garments and intricate interiors items from Sweden, Norway and Finland.


Destination Bodø Bodø may be small, but as the biggest town in its region in northern Norway, it boasts a disproportionate amount of cultural heritage and activities. We list three things not to miss when visiting this naturally stunning area.


Visit Tampere


Profile for Scan Group

Scan Magazine, Issue 119, December 2018  

Promoting Brand Scandinavia! Including Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland.

Scan Magazine, Issue 119, December 2018  

Promoting Brand Scandinavia! Including Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland.