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Subject: So. Studies/Sciences: Geography/Cultures

The Scandinavia Series

Think of Vikings or Norsemen and you think about Scandinavia; however, Scandinavia has no official geopolitical borders; it is basically a region connected by history and the cultures in northern Europe, which consist of the Nordic countries of Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Greenland. This Click for more

Return to Sweden

Return to Sweden

Dale Johnson documents the extraordinary experience of returning to the land of his ancestry, Sweden, to see its beautiful sights and to meet its warm, openhearted people. He journeys to the manufacturing center of Göteborg, famous for Volvo cars and Hasselblad cameras; then to Karlsten Fort, built during the middle ages; next the village of Rattvick, which dates back to the 16th century; then in Nusnas he watches the creation of dala wooden horses; next he travels with the indigenous Sámi (aka Laplanders) to view a modern reindeer roundup. He captures a view of the Midnight Sun; then explores the largest underground iron mine in the world to see how iron is processed. After exploring Sweden's most northern major city, Kiruna, he ferries to Gotland Island to the capitol of Visby, still enclosed by a medieval wall; then sees Gotlandruss, which are ancient horses found no where else in the world; next he climbs stone pyramids identified as Viking burial markers; next the Bunge Museum, which depicts life in the 17th century, to watch how creosote has been made for centuries; then he climbs the "Rokaur," the natural sea stacks formed by the waves of the ocean at Faro; he concludes in Uppsala to visit the oldest university in Sweden. Produced by Trailwood Productions, Inc. 2008 IJSCA 82 min.
Also See: Sweden 1: Intro to Stockholm and Smaland; Sweden 2: Stockholm and Visby

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