Cracking the Scandinavian Code (Book), Julien S. Bourrelle & Elise H. Kollerud.
Cracking the Scandinavian Code: An illustrated guide to the Nordic culture

Cracking the Scandinavian Code: An illustrated guide to the Nordic culture

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Norway, Denmark and Sweden rank among the happiest countries in the world, but Scandinavians may not always look so happy at first sight. Why so?

Cracking the Scandinavian Code is a series of books that use humour and illustrations to describe these very special Nordic cultures. This first book explains the social culture of Scandinavia: how Scandinavians interact, communicate and socialise.

Scandinavians will learn more about their common culture while foreigners will understand better how unique and special Scandinavians are.

The book was written and illustrated by Julien S. Bourrelle and Elise H. Kollerud. Julien is a Canadian rocket scientist and public speaker who lived in a variety of cultures before moving to Scandinavia. Elise is a Norwegian entrepreneur and publisher with a Danish heritage and a background in sociology.

Read more about the author Julien S. Bourrelle and watch his TEDx talk “Learn a New Culture“.


64 pages. 60 color Illustrations. 6500 words. A-pocket soft cover 110mmx178mm, 1st Edition (April 2021)

Keywords: Greetings | Introduction | Conversation | Social Logic | Frame activity | Social Bubbles | The Exit Door | Gifts & Owing | Food & Drink | Emotions | Eye Contact | Personal Space | Being Alone | Need to suffer | Sports | In Nature | Comfort | Politeness.

Also available on Amazon in B&W paperback and e-book (9.99 USD)