Since 1981, Scandinavian Specialties has imported Nordic goods.

With simple beginnings and a passion to share the Scandinavian heritage, our company has consistently grown and are very proud of who we have become as we humbly enter our 40th year in business.

Our founder and owner, Liv Eggen Benschine launched Scandinavian Specialties with a few lines of authentic Norwegian jewelry.   A beautiful bronze brooch, one of our first pieces, inspired our company logo. It represents the excellent craftsmanship and design of products from Scandinavia.  Today, we offer a variety of diverse products from Scandinavia to retailers in our showroom B164 at the Minneapolis Mart.

Scandinavian Specialties specializes in wholesaling gift items, jewelry, knitwear, clothing accessories and socks imported from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland.


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. 

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 invite you to visit our showroom B164 at one of our upcoming trade shows, where you can view and order products with our experienced staff.