The name behind the tent

All Nordisk tents are named after geographical Scandinavian areas, tough or gentle...




Faxe or Fakse is a town on the island of Zealand in eastern Denmark. The name Fakse is Old Norse and means "horse mane", probably a reference to its location on a long hill. The town is first mentioned in 1280, and in 1440 the first church was built here. In 1633 the half-timbered Rasmus Svendsens Skole was built, and it is still in use today, making it Denmark's oldest still existing village school. Today Faxe is mostly known for the large brewery Faxe Bryggeri, and the big limestone quarry, Faxe Quarry, apart from the main attraction, which is the beautiful nature by the sea.


Finnmark is a county in the extreme northeast of Norway, bordering Finland (Lapland), Russia, the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea. Finnmark is the Northernmost part of continental Europe, and the municipality Vardø is located farther east than St. Petersburg and Istanbul. Here east meets west, and here you can experience the midnight sun, northen lights and North Cape. Finn is the Norse name for the Sámi people, whereas the last part means “woodland” or “borderland”.


Halland is a Swedish province on the western coast of Sweden, and several streams pass through the Halland landscape. It was originally danish, in which period the legendary Danish military commander Svend Poulsen Gønge fought the Swedes in several wars, where he led the snaphane militia in guerilla warfare against Sweden from 1658 to 1659, later known as Gøngehøvdingen (the Gønge chieftain). Since 1645 Halland has been Swedish.


Oppland is a county in Norway administered from Lillehammer – former host of the 1994 Winter Olympics, and coming host of the 2016 Winter Youth Olympics. The name Upplǫnd derives from old Norse meaning 'the upper countries' – and Oppland is a popular touristic destination, well known for skiing and winter sports. In fact eight of the ten highest mountains in Norway are located in Oppland, including Norway's two highest mountains, Glittertind and Galdhøpiggen.


Rago is a Norwegian national park in the county of Nordland. It borders Sweden’s Padjelanta National Park, and together with adjacent protected areas, they form a total area of 5700 km² – the largest protected area in Europe. Rago covers two big lakes and several glaciers, situated in the southeastern part of the park. The name is short for the Sami name Rágojiegna, meaning ‘sledge for tent poles’ and ‘glacier’.


Reisa National Park is a Norwegian national park, and was established by royal decree on 28 November 1986. The park is full of wildlife such as the wolverine and Brown Bear, and moreover the Reisa river has its source here, where it cuts a valley and a canyon in the mountain plateau, producing the long fertile valley called Reisadalen. Here the waterfalls cascade into the valley with a height of up to 269 metres (883 ft).


Svalbard is an archipelago in the Arctic, constituting the northernmost part of mainland Europe, midway between Norway and the North Pole. Svalbard has seven national parks containing many seabirds, polar bears, reindeer and marine mammals, due to an Arctic climate significantly warmer than other areas at the same latitude. Svalbard has only few roads, which is why snowmobiles, aircraft and boats are the preferred vehicles.


Telemark is a county in southeastern Norway next to the Skagerrak coastline. Telemark has a very broken and heterogeneous landscape, where half the county is covered with mountains, hills, valleys and lakes, which is why the original name Bratsberg meant ‘steep mountain’. Telemark offers a wide variety of national parks, picturesque fjells and plenty of possibilities for trekking in the summer, and skiing in the winter.


Trollheimen is a mountain range in central Norway formed by ancient glaciers, with alpine mountains and V-shaped valleys in the west, and more calm mountains with U-shaped valleys in the east. Trollheimen is part of the Scandinavian Mountains and with a rich wildlife including birds, reindeers and moose, Trollheimen is a popular destination for leisure life including trekking and climbing, making it great for tenting.