Scandinavia is not known for adventure, and has some of the calmest, cleanest, and safest countries on earth. However, Sweden's history is filled with excitement as Swedish Surprise 2007 explains. As for Finland, it also has a remarkable history, but a visit in 2008 coincided with a worldwide financial meltdown as well as a huge hurricane brewing in the gulf. Finland was safe as the world floundered. Finland in a Crazy World chronicles these times. These Nordic people can apparently survive anything and these books give a glimmer of their resilience.