Swedes vs Norwegians

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Sweden"

When you see this man in a foreign airport

You can go straight to him and say

«Hei, hva heter du?»

You know that he is Norwegian

While in most places around the world a man in a suit would link him to the highest social classes

A man carrying things on his shoulders would belong to the working classes

For Norwegians, it is just practical to have a backpack

In Sweden

It is more common to see women in beautiful dresses

Wearing running shoes

Welcome to Scandinavia 

Where being practical prevails

Swedes and Norwegians like to say that they are very different

They are - no doubt about that - in a Scandinavian perspective

When you come from the middle East, Asia or latin America

Many of the cultural shocks you will face are similar in Sweden and in Norway

You may need a Social Guidebook

We just made a new one

Just for Sweden


Source: "The Social Guidebook to Sweden"

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