Looking for a new TV-show to get obsessed over? We have picked out a handful of high-quality Scandinavian gems that are sure to impress you.

The Best Recent Scandinavian TV-shows

Is there anything better than finding a new TV-show and getting hooked from the very first second? In this article, we have listed four intriguing and high-quality Scandinavian gems that will do the trick. Follow a Swedish prince trying to fit in, a Danish police investigation or emerge yourself in nordic mythology and watch as a legend is reborn. Let’s take a look!

Young Royals

(2021, IMDb: 8.3)

This Swedish TV series gives us a refreshing glimpse into teenage life and emotions but in a specific and interesting way. The story follows young Prince Wilhelm who is trying to adjust to the challenging life of boarding school. While trying to follow his heart, the prince has to navigate through aristocrats' views on sexuality, duty, and freedom to express themselves. A great cast and top-tier performances make Young Royals one of the best Scandinavian TV-shows well worth watching.


The Chestnut Man

(2021, IMDb: 7.7)

Described as a Scandinavian crime-noir series, The Chestnut Man takes us to a dark corner of the world where gruesome murders take place and where the killer leaves behind a figurine made out of chestnuts. This Danish series is based on a best-selling novel by Søren Sveistrup of the same name, and it will attract you in an unusual yet brilliant way that only dark mysteries can.



(2020, IMDb: 7.5)

Lovers of Nordic mythology should not pass on Ragnarok. This Scandinavian TV-show follows a young Norwegian boy, the reincarnation of Thor himself, fighting the evil and corrupt Jotul family that rules and destroys his hometown through industrial pollution. Question is, can he save the town before it is too late? Lift your hammers to the sky and enjoy this epic Norwegian TV-show!



(2021, IMDb: 7.0)

Scandinavian mythology and folk-tale lovers will find Katla surprisingly refreshing, as it takes place in a little-known part of Iceland. Haunting and mysterious, this is the place where science meets fiction. Based on a strange incident, Katla follows a group of people as they reach an unexpected discovery hidden in the dark caves of Iceland. What once was a place of peace and tranquility, is now an eerie and creepy world full of surprises. This Icelandic show will captivate you from the get-go and make you say “just one more episode”.