Nordic Tales: Folktales from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and Denmark

Nordic Tales:  Folktales from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and Denmark book available at American Swedish Institute.

Nordic Tales: Folktales from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and Denmark

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Translated and transcribed by folklorists in the 19th century, these stories are at once magical, hilarious, cozy, and chilling.

Welcome to a world of mystical adventure—where trolls haunt the snowy forests, terrifying monsters roam the open sea, a young woman journeys to the end of the world, and a boy proves he knows no fear.

• Offers a fascinating view into Nordic culture
• The tales come alive alongside bold, contemporary art
• Part of the popular Tales series, featuring Tales of JapanCeltic Tales, Tales of India, and Tales of East Africa



Ulla Thynell's glowing contemporary illustrations accompany each tale, conjuring dragons, princesses, and the northern lights.

• A visually gorgeous book that will be at home on the shelf or on the coffee table
• A perfect gift for fairy tale and folklore lovers, fans of Nordic culture, people of Nordic ancestry, collectors of illustrated classics, and bibliophiles looking for a comforting wintertime read.