Scandinavia Place is one of the oldest shops in Independence, Missouri: Nina Anders, who moved to the U.S. from Iceland in 1946, opened the market in 1987. Scandinavia Place offers a variety of imported goods; products from countries like Poland and Turkey are featured as well. The shop also carries local items, as Anders aims to offer interesting things, regardless of origin. If you’re looking for a little slice of Scandinavia to take home, browse items like cloudberry preserves, gjetöst and Icelandic glacial water. The shop also hosts special events highlighting local makers.

Scandinavia Place, 209 N. Main St., Independence, Missouri, 816.461.6633,


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