In line with our undying love of the outdoors, every issue of Vogue Scandinavia sees our team travel to far-flung corners of the Nordics to capture breathtaking editorials amongst nature. Here, we round up six of the stand-out Scandinavian locations where the latest December-January issue was shot
At Vogue Scandinavia, we know there's no greater shoot location than nature. Nothing enhances an image more than the Scandinavian outdoors, and nothing illuminates better than incredible natural light of our region. Our latest issue is a case in point, with many of the photoshoot locations sprinkled across the Nordics in truly one-of-a-kind locales,
Ahead, we’ll take you on a tour of the most unique Scandinavian locations featured in our December-January issue.
As our latest issue’s cover stars are Norwegian and Oslo-based, it was given that we would shoot the cover story there. It-girls Marianne Theodorsen, Nina Sandbech, Janka Polliani and Darja Barannik were captured amidst the mountains in Norefjell, around a 90-minute drive from Oslo. Deep green forests, rugged peaks and glistening lakes characterise the landscape, providing unique surroundings for the unmissable editorial.
During warmer months, Norefjell is a popular destination for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, and the breathtaking mountain views are definitely something to experience upon visiting the area. During the winter, Norefjell transforms into a popular ski resort, where one can practise all sorts of winter sports, from cross-country skiing to snowboarding.
Bernstorff Gardens, Denmark
For this issue, we also ventured to Gentofte, a district in Copenhagen’s northern suburbs. There, at the lush Bernstorff Gardens, we shot Danish mother-daughter powerhouse duo Sophia and Louise Roe. It’s a place that holds a special place in their hearts, as it’s also where the Roe family home is situated. Captured through the lens of photographer Paw Gissel, the pair sports a carefully curated selection of garments that Sophia hand-picked herself.
You might notice that the park has a certain regal air to it, and that’s because there is a literal palace nestled among the greenery. Called Bernstorff Palace, the site was built in the middle of the 18th century for Foreign Minister Count Johann Hartwig Ernst von Bernstorff. In the mid-1800s, King Christian IX of Denmark bought the palace. Today, regular folks can book a beautiful stay in the treasured building.
Torö, Stockholm’s archipelago
Sweden’s many sprawling archipelagos provide an unmatched setting for our shoots – remember our dreamy digital cover story featuring Scandi It-girl Matilda Djerf? This time, we headed to the picturesque Stockholm archipelago, more specifically the island of Torö, where photographer Frederik Lieberath immortalised iconic Swedish designer Stig Lindberg’s pieces against a moody backdrop. The twilight hour and majestic, algae-covered rocks worked perfectly with Lindberg’s earthy-toned design classics.
Heather Hill, Denmark
There’s something extra special about images that combine gorgeous garments with enchanting nature. It certainly makes a fashion editorial come alive, adding to the storytelling of the feature. For our ’24 Hour Party People’ fashion story captured by Lana Ohrimenko, the windswept locale of Heather Hill added that final touch that tied the editorial together. Located on the north coast of the island of Zealand, Heather Hill is situated in Tisvilde – a sleepy seaside town with lots of scenic spots on offer. Our fashion shoot took place at the windy and verdant environment, where, in true Nordic style, opulent sequins and lace were paired with chunky knits, puffer jackets and humble hoodies.
For the magazine’s unique story ‘Our Daily Bread’, we travelled to the historical province of Dalarna, central Sweden. There, novelist Elin Unnes delves into the tradition and taste of a classic Swedish daily crispbread delight, knekkebrød. Through the images we get a peek inside the Skedvi factory, which is amongst the oldest crispbread factories around. Also included is a glimpse of the stunning, inherently Nordic views surrounding the factory.
Frederiksborg Castle, Denmark
Although Danish pop star Tobias Rahim had some initial hesitations about the location for his Vogue debut, the outcome ensured that any doubts disappeared. Shot by Petra Kleis at the Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød, which was built in the 17th century as the residence of King Christian IV of Denmark-Norway, the ultra-maximalist, ornate and palatial interiors of the castle perfectly play into Rahim’s powerful presence.
Into the Norwegian Woods - December / January issue