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Northerness is an aesthetic related to Nordic/Scandinavian areas of the world. Those who follow this aesthetic have the goal of living in the north in a remote location; going back to the ancient pagan roots of Europe and a conservation of the wilderness and the old ways.


The Northerness aesthetic is usually associated with the Nordic/Scandinavian countries, deep woodlands, Northern Lights, small red houses, and ancient pagan rites. It can also include the hygge atmosphere. Its clothing and interior styles are calm and muted. Things like jumpers, woolen socks, warm white light, and birch wood are all core parts of the aesthetic, along with a connection to nature and friluftsliv.

Unlike some aspects of modern Nordic fashion, Northerness fashion doesn't have to be modern and super minimalist. It can look dated.


Warm, cozy, and comfortable clothes are important in Northerness (due to the Scandinavian countries being so far north). Clothes that are practical when in the outdoors are also important.

Common clothes include:

  • Thick Coats
  • Fur Boots
  • Cowls and Cloaks
  • Flowing White Dresses
  • Capes
  • Flower crowns
  • Face Paint inspired by the ancient Nordic tribes
  • Silver Jewelry
  • Warm jumpers (preferably lusekofte)
  • Thick wool socks
  • Comfortable jeans
  • Outdoors boots (preferably timberlands)
  • Turtlenecks
  • Grandad shirts
  • Coats
  • Scarfs
  • Gloves
  • Hats


Media includes books about hygge, as well as anything that is fun, cutesy, or Nordic.


  • The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking
  • Hygge: The Danish Art of Happiness by Marie Tourell Søderberg
  • The Moomins (series) by Tove Jansson. There are also comics, picture books, tv shows, and films based off of the books.

TV Shows[]

  • Wickie und die starken Männer (1974)
  • Song of the Sea (2014)
  • Hilda (2018-2020)
  • Hjem til jul (Home for Christmas) (2019 - 2020)


  • Midsommar (2019)


  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
  • The Banner Saga series
  • Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice (2017)
  • God of War (2018)
  • Assassin's Creed: Valhalla (2020)
  • Valheim (2021)


  • Ohland
  • Sigrid
  • elliphant
  • Wardruna
  • Myrkur
  • Yggdrasill - Viking Pagan Folk Song
  • THE WOLF SONG - Nordic Lullaby - Vargsången
  • FAUN - Walpurgisnacht
  • Gjallarhorn - I Riden Så
  • Herr Mannelig - Old Swedish Folk Song - Garmarna
  • Stjernestøv - AURORA
  • Myrkur - Folkesange album

Comics & Manga[]

  • Lumine by Emma Krogell


  • Pagan celebrations
  • Berry picking
  • Running through the woods
  • Saunas
  • Ice baths
  • Whittling
  • Kulning
  • Dancing at night
  • Fires
  • Warm drinks, such as gløgg, hot chocolate, and tea.
  • Being together with family and friends
  • Scented candles
  • Walking in forests
  • Outdoor cooking
  • Cycling
  • Knitting
  • Baking, especially cinnamon buns and pastries.
  • Picking flowers
  • Swimming