Photo by Community Member @bortaitankar
Photo by Community Member @bortaitankar

Between the North and Baltic seas, extending into the icy reaches of the Arctic, stretches the handful of countries that make up Scandinavia. Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark make up a part of the world known for its minimalism, simple and hearty fare, and — let’s not shy from it — usually dipping temperatures. With Scandinavian fashion and cuisine taking the world by storm, we wanted to take this week’s chat to zoom in on this much-admired but still mysterious region. We want to hear about your unique experiences, or particular hopes for traveling there!

This Thursday, Jan. 28 at 2pm ET, we’ll be joined by co-hosts who are based in or familiar with the region, and ready to share its highlights:

Caroline Coupe (@lovelivetravel): travel blogger based in Copenhagen, DK

If you are unavailable during the chat time but would still like to participate, feel free to schedule your tweets according to the times listed below:

Q1 – 2:00pm EST
Which Scandinavian countries have you visited? Share a photo and tell us where it was taken!

Q2 – 2:06pm EST
Have you encountered or heard of a lesser-known Scandinavian locale? What’s special about it?

Q3 – 2:12pm EST
Oslo, Copenhagen, or Stockholm — what city do you have your eye on and why?

Q4 – 2:18pm EST
Scandinavia is known for its minimalism. What aspect of your travels could use some downsizing?

Q5 – 2:24pm EST
Scandinavian food is in vogue! What traditional dish or treat would you want to try at the source?

Q6 – 2:30pm EST
A balmy Scandi summer or a gorgeous Nordic winter: what tempts you more? Why?

Q7 – 2:36pm EST
Accordingly, Scandinavia’s daylight hours are extreme: nearly 18 in summer, and down to 5 in winter. How would you make the most of each scenario?

Q8 – 2:42pm EST
How do you think travel in Scandinavia is unique from travel elsewhere? Be specific!

Q9 – 2:48pm EST
Can you find any Scandinavian influences around your home town? Share a photo!

Q10 – 2:55pm EST
Have you come across a unique story of travel in Scandinavia? Share it with us!