Live, Work & Travel in Scandinavia

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Roskilde Festival – It takes around 7,500 volunteers to make this large Danish music festival come together. Applications are taken from the end of March.

Work in Finland – Information about living, studying and working in Finland. There were 93 jobs listed when we last looked.

Employment in Scandinavia

Employers, Agencies & Placement Services

ARP-Hansen Hotel Group – A group of ten hotels in Copenhagen. Job information is only available on the Danish language version of the website.

Legoland – Danish theme park. Unlike the rest of the site the jobs pages are in Danish only.

Employment Resources for Finding Work in Scandinavia

Advice & Useful Sites for Finding Work

Beitostolen – Norwegian winter resort.

CIMO – The Centre for International Mobility is a Finnish governmental agency providing information about working in Finland and language and culture courses.

Gaustablikk – Norwegian winter resort.

Hemsedal  – Norwegian winter resort.

Lillehammer Turist – Tourist info for the Norwegian winter resort that, with a bit of imagination, can be used as a way to find employers. In Norwegian, English and German.

Work in Finland – Information about living, studying and working in Finland. There were 93 jobs listed when we last looked.

Working in Sweden – A step by step guide to the Swedish migration process. The site is aimed mainly at non-EU/EEA citizens interested in working in Sweden for at least one year.

Gap Year & Voluntary Work in Scandinavia

Unpaid Positions & Adventure

Allianssi Youth Exchanges – AYE mostly sends young Finns abroad but they do place about 100 international volunteers with their work camps in Finland every year. Those volunteers are recruited from partner organisations abroad.

Amnesty International Finland – Though most of the website is in Finnish, the English version of the website provides an email address for English speakers interested in volunteer work.

Atlantis – Runs a Working Guest programme enabling foreigners, aged 18 to 30, to work for up to six months in the Norwegian countryside. Applicants must be able to speak English and will receive board, lodging and pocket money.

CIF in Finland – An exchange programme where participants live with host families in Finland.

ICYE Finland – A reciprocal programme that hosts volunteers in Finland. Volunteers work in non profit organisations and communities such as social projects, environment or peace movements, women’s organisations and special cultural and developmental projects.

Roskilde Festival – It takes around 7,500 volunteers to make this large Danish music festival come together. Applications are taken from the end of March.

Study in Finland – A database of English language degree and non-degree programmes, information about Finland as a study destination, including higher education institutions and practicalities concerning scholarships, admissions systems and living in Finland.

Study in Sweden – Information about higher education in Sweden including scholarships and learning Swedish.

Húsavík Whale Museum – Aiming to provide interesting information about whales and their habitat, the whale museum has a volunteer programme. Volunteers aged over 21 and willing to work for two months work on reception, guide museum visitors and participate in the whale research project. Positions are available from May to September.

Seeds – Many and varied short term workcamps around Iceland such as supporting the Rekjavik Arts Festival or helping out at Vatnajökull National Park, the largest in Europe. Longer term volunteer work and internships are also available.

Wayoutwest – Two day festival in Gothenburg. Brief volunteer information, in Swedish, and contact email available.

Worldwide Friends Iceland – A non profit NGO that promotes nature and peace orientated activities for people interested in spending some time in Iceland as volunteers. Participants can take part in short term workcamps or on longer projects. The Clean Up the Coastline project aims to clean the beaches of Iceland within five years by collecting waste in collaboration with international volunteers, school children, students, youth and environmental organisations and companies.

WWOOF Denmark – WWOOF Dk is a group of farms, families and projects involved in organic projects.

WWOOF Sweden – Discover Sweden by volunteering on organic farms.

Living in Scandinavia

Real Estate and Resources for Staying Long Term

A Foreigner Living in Finland – A blogger’s opinions and comments. The blog was active from 2006 until it tailed off in 2011.

Expat Finland – For people living and working in Finland, the content ranges from residence permits, social security and taxation, to housing, employment, banks, media, social groups and events, travel and more.

Travelling in Scandinavia

Accommodation & Getting Around

Green Tourism of Finland – Provides Finnish nature tourism in accordance with sustainable development by bringing together Finnish companies in the tourist industry which respect the consideration of sustainable development.

HANEN – Rural tourism and food in Norway.

Norwegian Tourist Office

Visit Sweden – Sweden’s official site for tourism and travel information.

Other Useful Scandinavian Websites

Culture, News…

British Embassy in Sweden

Danish Embassy, London

Norwegian Embassy

Venabu Fjellhotell – Cross country skiing in the mountains of Eastern Norway.

Index page image courtesy of Ansgar Scheffold