The Joke Factory: English stand-up (3 November)

Looking for a bit of fun to relieve your Christmas stress? Head to SALT Art & Music in downtown Oslo for an English stand-up comedy night. Langkaia 1, 0150 Oslo, Norway

www.salted.no

#Stockholmsjul Christmas Lights (13 November-15 January)

The capital of Sweden lights up for two months in a festival of light. Over 40 streets and squares are taking part, with decorations in the shape of moose, cones, deer, spruces, reindeer, angels, and a giant mistletoe. Download a map from the website and explore!

www.stockholmsjul.se

Volvo P1800 60 years! (15 November-30 December)

If you are into automobiles, this is a must-see. The legendary Swedish Volvo P1800 is turning 60 this year, and an exhibition at the Volvo museum lets you explore everything about this motor made famous by Sir Roger Moore in the TV series The Saint. Arendals Skans, 405 08 Göteborg

www.volvomuseum.com

Helsinki TeaWalk (until 20 November)

Fancy a cuppa? The Helsinki TeaWalk will warm you up on a chilly November day. Join to visit four tea houses with tastings and stories included. The tour wraps up at the fancy Salutorget by the Market Square.

www.teaevents.fi

Helsinki Christmas Market (27 November-22 December)

Visit the Helsinki Christmas Market to grab a Finnish mulled drink, ‘glögi’, or to purchase a tasty stocking filler. While there, take a spin on the old-fashioned carousel and explore the nearby Torikorttelit area. Market Square, Helsinki

www.tuomaanmarkkinat.fi/en/

The School of Architecture’s Christmas Market (4-5 December)

If you are looking for a stylish Christmas present, check out the products sold by students at the Aarhus School of Architecture – from jewellery to decorative items and sweets. Exners Plads 7, 8000 Aarhus C

www.facebook.com/aarchdk.jul

Zoom in on Kekkonen! Press Photographs (until 19 December)

Urho Kekkonen was the President of Finland for 25 years, but in addition to leaving a political mark, he was also the ultimate outdoorsman: fisher, hunter and cross-country skier. A new exhibition at his former official residence in Tamminiemi, Helsinki, showcases press photos taken by this ‘man of the people’. While there, do explore the Seurasaari open-air museum next door, too. Seurasaarentie 15, 00250 Helsinki

www.kansallismuseo.fi/en/tamminiemi

Scandinavian Culture Calendar November 2021 – Where to go, what to see? It’s all happening here!

Left: Helsinki Christmas Market. Photo: Jussi Hellsten. Right: Volvo Museum. Photo: Volvo Museum.

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