We Share the Heritage and Beauty of Unique Scandinavian Products


In the early 1980s, our founder and owner Liv Eggen Benschine began selling beautiful, authentic Norwegian jewelry on a small scale on Long Island, New York. Liv’s passion for her Scandinavian heritage and appreciation of excellent craftsmanship found a fortuitous match in our company’s commitment to hard work.

Today we remain a tight-knit, family-owned business. With our showroom near Minneapolis, Minnesota as a focal point, we now offer a diverse, one-of-a-kind selection of products from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland, to loyal customers throughout North America.


Scandinavian Specialties Staff

Scandinavian Specialties Staff
Kristin, Laila, Bruce, Liv and Heidi


Learn About Our Showroom

Personal Relationships Are the Heart of Our Success

We work closely with jewelers, clothing makers and other fine vendors from the Nordic countries to find products that we personally love and value. Much of that process is face to face, as our buyers visit Scandinavia each year to find what’s new, what’s hot and what we believe will help retailers thrive. In most cases, we are able to negotiate exclusive distribution for amazing product lines.

We cordially invite you to explore our array of hand-selected Scandinavian products. Without exception, we strive to deliver goods that exude quality, style and character. Some of our most popular lines currently include:

  • Handcrafted Hillestad jewelry made in Norway, as well as Danish and Icelandic jewelry spanning an incredible range of styles and price points
  • Ozone socks, which are globally recognized as the finest and most fashion-forward footwear available for both women and men
  • Authentic Merino wool knitwear and other clothing items reflective of Scandinavian traditions, such as mittens and gloves, scarves and sweaters
  • Scandinavian and Norse-themed kitchenware, art work, souvenirs and other classic gift items

Let’s Talk About How We Can Work Together

If you are a retailer looking to add Scandinavian flavor to your product offering, our friendly team will welcome your call to (715) 377-0333 or your online inquiry. We would love to greet you at one of our upcoming trade shows, where you can view and order products with our experienced staff.