100 Best Scandinavian and Nordic Literature


Any literature written at any time, from Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Denmark or Norway. The list was compiled based on votes from the Goodreads community

1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1) by Stieg Larsson (218 people voted)


2. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren (170 people voted)


3. The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2) by Stieg Larsson (154 people voted)


4. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (Millennium, #3) by Stieg Larsson (130 people voted)


5. Hunger by Knut Hamsun (121 people voted)


6. The Brothers Lionheart by Astrid Lindgren (112 people voted)


7. The Complete Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen (101 people voted)


8. Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder (102 people voted)


9. Ronia, the Robber’s Daughter by Astrid Lindgren (92 people voted)


10. Smilla’s Sense of Snow by Peter Høeg (83 people voted)


11. A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen (78 people voted)


12. Kristin Lavransdatter (Kristin Lavransdatter, #1–3) by Sigrid Undset (74 people voted)


13. Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist (72 people voted)


14. Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson (65 people voted)


15. The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen (58 people voted)


16. Independent People by Halldór Laxness (54 people voted)


17. The Prose Edda by Snorri Sturluson (52 people voted)


18. The Snowman (Harry Hole, #7) by Jo Nesbø (51 people voted)


19. The Summer Book by Tove Jansson (50 people voted)


20. The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen (47 people voted)


21. Moominsummer Madness (The Moomins, #5) by Tove Jansson (42 people voted)


22. Faceless Killers (Kurt Wallander, #1) by Henning Mankell (42 people voted)


23. Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen (42 people voted)


24. Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen (38 people voted)


25. The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen (38 people voted)


26. Naïve. Super by Erlend Loe (37 people voted)


27. The Wonderful Adventures of Nils by Selma Lagerlöf (37 people voted)


28. The Sagas of Icelanders by Jane Smiley (36 people voted)


29. The Kalevala by Elias Lönnrot (36 people voted)


30. Comet in Moominland (The Moomins, #2) by Tove Jansson (35 people voted)


31. The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen (36 people voted)


32. The Emperor’s New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen (33 people voted)


33. Pan: From Lieutenant Thomas Glahn’s Papers by Knut Hamsun (34 people voted)


34. Njal’s Saga by Anonymous (32 people voted)


35. Kon-Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl (34 people voted)


36. Moominland Midwinter (The Moomins, #6) by Tove Jansson (32 people voted)


37. The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson (31 people voted)


38. Popular Music from Vittula by Mikael Niemi (31 people voted)


39. We, the Drowned by Carsten Jensen (29 people voted)


40. Moominpappa at Sea (The Moomins, #8) by Tove Jansson (29 people voted)


41. The Redbreast (Harry Hole, #3) by Jo Nesbø (31 people voted)


42. Pippi in the South Seas by Astrid Lindgren (29 people voted)


43. Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun (30 people voted)


44. The Year of the Hare by Arto Paasilinna (28 people voted)


45. Doctor Glas by Hjalmar Söderberg (29 people voted)


46. The Devil’s Star (Harry Hole, #5) by Jo Nesbø (27 people voted)


47. Troll: A Love Story by Johanna Sinisalo (28 people voted)


48. The Ice Princess (Patrik Hedström, #1) by Camilla Läckberg (28 people voted)


49. Karlsson on the Roof by Astrid Lindgren (27 people voted)


50. Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen (27 people voted)


51. The Poetic Edda by Anonymous (27 people voted)


52. Mio, My Son by Astrid Lindgren (27 people voted)


53. The Ice Palace by Tarjei Vesaas (27 people voted)


54. Puhdistus by Sofi Oksanen (27 people voted)


55. Jar City (Inspector Erlendur, #3) by Arnaldur Indriðason (27 people voted)


56. The Solitaire Mystery: A Novel About Family and Destiny by Jostein Gaarder (23 people voted)


57. Mysteries by Knut Hamsun (24 people voted)


58. The Man from Beijing by Henning Mankell (24 people voted)


59. The Unknown Soldier by Väinö Linna (22 people voted)


60. The Emigrants (The Emigrants, #1) by Vilhelm Moberg (22 people voted)


61. The Children of Noisy Village by Astrid Lindgren (22 people voted)


62. One Step Behind (Kurt Wallander, #7) by Henning Mankell (23 people voted)


63. An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen (22 people voted)


64. Sidetracked (Kurt Wallander, #5) by Henning Mankell (22 people voted)


65. Pippi Goes on Board by Astrid Lindgren (23 people voted)


66. The Keeper of Lost Causes (Department Q, #1) by Jussi Adler-Olsen (23 people voted)


67. The Boy in the Suitcase (Nina Borg, #1) by Lene Kaaberbøl (20 people voted)


68. Headhunters by Jo Nesbø (20 people voted)


69. The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen (21 people voted)


70. The Dwarf by Pär Lagerkvist (20 people voted)


71. Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen (21 people voted)


72. Roseanna (Martin Beck, #1) by Maj Sjöwall (21 people voted)


73. Moominvalley in November (The Moomins, #9) by Tove Jansson (19 people voted)


74. Sun Storm (Rebecka Martinsson, #1) by Åsa Larsson (19 people voted)


75. Emil in the Soup Tureen by Astrid Lindgren (19 people voted)


76. Gösta Berling’s Saga by Selma Lagerlöf (19 people voted)


77. Beatles by Lars Saabye Christensen (18 people voted)


78. Doppler by Erlend Loe (18 people voted)


79. Moominpappa’s Memoirs (The Moomins, #4) by Tove Jansson (18 people voted)


80. Tales from Moominvalley (The Moomins, #7) by Tove Jansson (18 people voted)


81. Iceland’s Bell by Halldór Laxness (17 people voted)


82. Seven Brothers by Aleksis Kivi (16 people voted)


83. Firewall (Wallander, #8) by Henning Mankell (17 people voted)


84. The Dogs of Riga (Kurt Wallander, #2) by Henning Mankell (18 people voted)


85. The Draining Lake (Inspector Erlendur #6) by Arnaldur Indriðason (16 people voted)


86. Arctic Chill (Inspector Erlendur #7) by Arnaldur Indriðason (15 people voted)


87. Barabbas by Pär Lagerkvist (14 people voted)


88. The Half Brother by Lars Saabye Christensen (15 people voted)


89. The Fifth Woman (Kurt Wallander, #6) by Henning Mankell (16 people voted)


90. Miss Julie by August Strindberg (15 people voted)


91. Röda rummet by August Strindberg (16 people voted)


92. Unto a Good Land (The Emigrants, #2) by Vilhelm Moberg (14 people voted)


93. The Tomten by Astrid Lindgren (14 people voted)


94. The Man Who Smiled (Kurt Wallander, #4) by Henning Mankell (16 people voted)


95. The Saga of the Volsungs by Anonymous (14 people voted)


96. Giants in the Earth by O.E. Rølvaag (13 people voted)


97. The Leopard by Jo Nesbø (13 people voted)


98. Madita by Astrid Lindgren (14 people voted)


99. Min kamp 2 (Min kamp #2) by Karl Ove Knausgård (13 people voted)


100. The Princess and the Pea by Janet Stevens (14 people voted)



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