The Nordic countries are a group of countries with close cooperation in the north of Europe. They include Scandinavia, a region specifically comprising Denmark, Norway and Sweden, but the term "Nordic" is broader and also includes Finland and Iceland.
Helsinki or Helsingfors is the capital of Finland. Founded in 1550, the "Daughter of the Baltic" has been the Finnish capital since 1812, when it was rebuilt by the tsars of Russia along the lines of a miniature St.
Aarhus is the main city on the Jutland peninsula in Denmark. With a population of just over 300,000 people, it holds the titles of Denmark's second largest city and the city with the youngest population.