Which Scandinavian Country Is Meant for You?

By: Ian Fortey

Which Scandinavian Country Is Meant for You?
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About This Quiz

If you want to get super technical, there is a difference between Scandivinian counties and Nordic countries. Scandinavia only refers to Denmark, Sweden and Norway, while Nordic might also toss in Finland and Iceland. Why? Well, it's a mixed bag of reasons, but none of it changes how awesome any of those countries are or the fact that Vikings used to live there and they probably didn't care what name you used. Yay Vikings! Except not really because they were known to be exceptionally violent people. But you know who isn't exceptionally violent? The people who live there now. The countries of Scandinavia are world-famous for their high quality of life and overall happiness. The people there live good lives and have a lot going for them with beautiful scenery, good food, and, you know, IKEA.

When it comes to imagining yourself somewhere new you'd be hard-pressed to find any place better in the world to choose than one of the Scandinavian countries. But since there are a few to choose from, you need to figure out exactly which country is the one that's meant for you. If you're not sure, worry not! We're all over it like stink on some lutefisk. Take the quiz and see!


You probably need to adjust your diet a bit if you plan to move to Scandinavia. Which dish sounds tastiest?
Herring
Fermented lamb
Meatballs
Lutefisk

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You can never underestimate the power of music. Which band is the best?
Aqua
Bay City Rollers
ABBA
A-ha

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You can't be a Viking but you can take to the seas! Pick a personal water craft!
Catamaran
Dinghy
Kayak
Canoe

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Scandinavian actors? You bet! Pick your favorite one!
Mads Mikkelsen
Ewan McGregor
Noomi Rapace
Halfthor "The Mountain" Bjornnson

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When it comes to outdoor activities, what do you enjoy doing the most?
Bike riding
Fishing
Hockey
Camping

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You've got a few hours to kill after work on a Wednesday. What will you do?
Hang out with some friends
Read
Tidy up the house
Netflix

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Thirsty? You ought to pour yourself some kind of a drink, then.
Mulled wine
Water
Coffee
Beer

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Which House was clearly the most underrated on "Game of Thrones?"
House Reed
House Mormont
House Umber
House Tully

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City life isn't for everyone. What would you rather see out of your back window than traffic?
Woods
The ocean
Green countryside
Mountains

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You got $100 for your birthday! What are you spending it on?
Dinner
Drinks
Clothes
A night out

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Is reincarnation something you believe in? Either way, what animal would you like to come back as?
Swan
Seagull
Moose
Horse

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The coolest prize you can win on a game show is a new car. What kind of car are you down for?
Rolls Royce
Jaguar
Volvo
Bentley

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If not a Scandinavian country, where else might you go in Europe?
Italy
Scotland
Switzerland
Greece

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What social benefit do you think would be the best to have?
Free college
Low crime rate
Free health care
Extended paid maternity leave

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Do you consider yourself fairly serious or more laid back?
I go back and forth.
I'm pretty serious most times.
I have a nice balance.
Super laid back

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What's the best fish dish?
Gravlax
Whale blubber
Pickled herring
Poached cod

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If you were planning on making some sort of flag, let's say, what colors might you use?
Red and white
White, blue, and red
Blue and yellow
Red and blue

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Are you down for eating some reindeer?
Rudolph? Nooo!
I'd try it.
No thanks
Sure, why not?

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Are you OK with strangers just chatting you up at random?
For the most part
I kind of like being left alone.
Within reason
Sure, I love everyone!

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Where would you most like to go for a swim if you had an afternoon free?
A river
The ocean
A quarry
Hot springs

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Are you a fan of crowds or do you prefer getting away from it all?
In the middle
I like solitude.
I like being around people.
All depends on the day

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Scandinavian people rank as some of the happiest in the world. How happy are you?
Pretty happy
Meh
Normal happy
Ridiculously happy

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What do you think should be done with criminals who commit nonviolent offenses?
They should have to do work to pay for their crimes.
Lock 'em up; a crime is a crime.
They need to be rehabilitated.
Light sentences with extended probation

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What's the most fun activity you could do in the winter?
Dog sledding
Ice fishing
Hockey
Exploring ice caves

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What's the best holiday to get together with family?
Independence Day
Thanksgiving
Christmas
New Year's

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Scandinavian countries have numerous benefits but the trade-off is high income taxes. What's the highest you'd be willing to pay for things like free health care and free education?
60%
50%
55%
40%

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Do you have any hobbies you devote more time to than you should?
Gaming
Reading
Working out
Gardening

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How cold do you like your winters?
Kind of cold
Insanely cold
Very cold
Cold but not dangerously cold

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What's the best winter sport of all?
Snowboarding
Snowmobiling
Hockey
Skiing

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They eat salted licorice in Scandinavia. Are you down?
I'll try it.
Wut?
Sounds great
Ugh

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