Hi everyone, and welcome to Aurora Bo(ok)realis, a blog dedicated to the three Scandinavian countries Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, my travels there, and everything I love about them – their beautiful languages, rich cultures, and world-class literatures.

I’m Yanitsa, a passionate traveler, an avid book reader, and a linguist by heart, education, and profession.

I’ve always loved traveling and encountering different cultures, reading books, and immersing myself in the world of languages. However, it is definitely Scandinavia that has my heart – as an all-time favorite destination and home to all things amazing – languages, books, music, food, nature, architecture, you name it.

How Aurora Bo(ok)realis was born

I’ve been teaching Swedish and Danish, and sharing my love for Scandinavia with my students, for the past four and a half years. But that simply wasn’t enough.

That’s how the idea for Aurora Bo(ok)realis was born – I wanted to reach more people and share my love for Scandinavia with all of them!

I’m happy you’re one of these people. Whether it’s study inspiration, book recommendations, travel ideas, or cultural insights, I hope you find what you’re looking for here. And I hope you fall in love with Scandinavia the way I did!

Recent Blog Posts

7 Must-Read Danish Books

Are you ready to immerse yourself in the beautiful Danish literature? Great, because that’s what this list of 7 must-read Danish books is for. But first, let me ask you a question. What comes to mind when you think of Denmark? Happy…
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