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Faroe Islands, photo by Sebastian Boring on Unsplash 

A new dinosaur from Greenland Scientists from Portugal, Denmark, and Germany have recently unearthed the first dinosaur species that lived in Greenland about 214 million years ago. (Techexplorist) A medium-sized, two legs, long neck, herbivore it was a predecessor of the sauropods, the largest land animal ever to live. The dinosaur’s name “Issi saaneq” pays tribute to Greenland’s Inuit language and means “cold bone”. 

Jonathan Nackstrand’s photo trip to the Faroe Islands A photographer with Agence France-Presse, J.Nackstrand recently spent time visiting and photographing the Faroe Islands. (The Atlantic) Shots include the Múlafossur waterfall, Kristjanshavn harbor (Sandavágur) and the Viðareiði church.  

Thy National Park Visitor Center Thy National Park Visitor Center is in the small coastal village of Thisted, Northern Jutland.  The building is gently and yet visibly wedged into the dune landscape serving as an architectural portal to the 244-square-kilometre national park. (Archdaily) LOOP Architects won the competition in 2019 with a building that met the client’s ambition for a visitor centre whose architecture gently nudges its visitors to enter and explore the park. 

Norway introduced quarantine for arrivals from regions of Denmark, Sweden & Finland From November the 8th (Schengenvisainfo) unvaccinated and unrecovered travellers from the following regions in Denmark, Finland, and Sweden will have to quarantine upon reaching Norway: 

Denmark: North Jutland and Southern Denmark 

Finland: the Kymmenedalen region 

Sweden: the Kalmar, Skåne, Södermanland, Uppsala, Västra Götal regions 

Cats in Akureyri will have to remain indoors The majority of the town council of Akureyri, North Iceland, has decided that all cats in town will have to remain indoors (until January 1, 2025) unless they’re on leash. (Icelandmonitor

Netflix and the Olof Palme murder Thomas Pettersson’s bestselling book, “The Unlikely Murderer”, has now been made into a Netflix series. The book and the TV series both conclude that Stig Engström was the killer. (Euronews) Indeed, 35 years since the murder, the question of who was responsible still divides Sweden… 

The foreign-born Finns who choose Swedish language As the Finnish language is one of the most difficult to learn, an alternative pathway for integrating into Finnish society is instead to choose Swedish, the other official language of Finland. (Helsinki Times)

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