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Nordic Languages  | Danish, Faroese, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish Translation Services in the Nordics

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Nordic translation services are companies that specialize in translating and localizing content for the Nordic languages, which include Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, and Icelandic. These services are used by businesses and individuals alike to communicate with customers and partners in the Nordic region.

Nordic translation services typically offer a wide range of services, including:

  • Translation of documents, such as contracts, marketing materials, and websites
  • Localization of software, apps, and other digital content
  • Interpretation services for business meetings, conferences, and other events
  • Subtitling and voiceover services for video and audio content

Nordic translation services are typically staffed by native speakers of the Nordic languages, who have a deep understanding of the cultural and linguistic nuances of these languages. This ensures that translations are accurate, fluent, and appropriate for the target audience.

When choosing a Nordic translation service, it is important to consider the following factors:

Why choose Nordic-Baltic Translation Agency Baltic Media®?

In accordance with the quality policy of Baltic Media®, Nordic translation services required by the client is carried out by a Nordic translator who is a NATIVE speaker of a Nordic language and/or who resides in the Nordics.

For Nordic translation services we employ only professional Nordic translation specialists with a college/university degree in linguistics and/or with experience in Scandinavian translation work with/without specialisation in a specific field.

We have implemented and we work in accordance with the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System; thus, we have improved the Nordic translation project coordination and Scandinavian translator selection procedure. Baltic Media® has its own Nordic translator testing system. Criteria: linguistic education, at least 5 years of experience in Nordic translation, references from other clients and a Nordic test translation.

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Nordic Translation Services | Languages in the Nordics

The Nordic languages are a group of closely related languages spoken in the Nordic countries of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland, as well as some parts of Greenland. The main languages in this group are Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, and Icelandic.

Danish is spoken by around 6 million people primarily in Denmark, but also in parts of Germany, Greenland, and Canada.

Norwegian is spoken by around 5 million people primarily in Norway, but also in parts of Sweden, Finland and Russia. There are two official written standards for Norwegian - Bokmål and Nynorsk.

Swedish is spoken by around 10 million people primarily in Sweden, but also in parts of Finland and Estonia.

Finnish is spoken by around 5 million people primarily in Finland, but also in some parts of Russia and Sweden.

Icelandic is spoken by around 360,000 people primarily in Iceland.

Despite their differences, these languages share many similarities due to their historical and linguistic connection. Many words, grammar rules, and sounds can be found across all of them.

Swedish is one of the Nordic languages. Swedish people in Stockholm Karlavägen summer 2022
Swedish speaking people in Stockholm, summer 2022. Credit Baltic Media

What are the 5 Scandinavian languages?

The Scandinavian or North Germanic languages compose one of the three branches of the Germanic languages, a sub-family of the Indo-European languages, along with the West Germanic languages and the extinct East Germanic languages. The North Germanic languages  are sometimes specified as the "Nordic languages” (DanishSwedishNorwegian).

In Scandinavia, the term "Scandinavian languages" refers to the  languages of the three continental Scandinavian countries  as a subgroup of the Nordic languages, leaving aside the insular subgroup of Faroese and Icelandic.

Approximately 20 million people in the Nordic countries speak a Scandinavian language as their native language including an approximately 5% minority in Finland. Languages belonging to the North Germanic language tree are also spoken on Greenland and, by immigrants in North America

One of the mainstays of Nordic co-operation is the ability to understand each other’s language. Danish, Norwegian and Swedish are so closely related that if you speak one of them, relatively little effort is required to understand the others.

Almost 80% of the population of the Nordic Region have Danish, Norwegian or Swedish as their first language. This is a clear advantage in many contexts, but it is also important to acknowledge the linguistic diversity of the Nordic countries.
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Indo-European Language Tree

In total, 46% of the world's population (3.2 billion) speaks an Indo-European language as a first language, by far the highest of any language family.

Germanic languages, branch of the Indo-European language family. Scholars often divide the Germanic languages into three groups: West Germanic, including English, German, and Netherlandic (Dutch); North Germanic, including Danish, Swedish, Icelandic, Norwegian, and Faroese; and East Germanic, now extinct, comprising only Gothic and the languages of the Vandals, Burgundians, and a few other tribes.

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Baltic Media® Nordic Translation Services in the Nordics

The Baltic Media® Nordic-Baltic Translation agency is a leading provider of Nordic translation services in Northern Europe specialising in Northern European (incl. Nordic, Baltic, Slavic) languages mostly in translation services from/into Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Icelandic, Faroese, Norwegian, German, English, Polish, Russian, Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian.

As an ISO certified language service provider, the Baltic Media® translation agency offers human translation services for corporate, governmental and private clients.

Nordic translation services and Scandinavian languages

Certified Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Icelandic, Danish Translation Services

A great number of our Nordic translators are certified Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Icelandic, Danish  translators. This qualification is essential for Nordic translations certified by a notary as well as for interpretation in Court trials.

Nordic Translation Services by Native Nordic Translators

How a Translation Agency Works

  1. Each translation of the Nordic languages goes through three stages: translation, editing and proof-reading.
  2. Nordic translators work with such translation programs as SDL Trados Studio and Memsource, which ensure consistent terminology.
  3. Data security, storage and confidentiality are our responsibilities. Finished Nordic translations are stored on our servers. If you ever lose your Scandinavian translation, we will find it in our electronic archives.
  4. Educated, competent and service-oriented Nordic translation project managers who constantly improve their qualifications in Nordic project management.
  5. Civil liability insurance against any possible Scandinavian translation mistakes — the insurance company will compensate the loss caused to the client. While no such case has ever occurred in the history of the Baltic Media® operation, the insurance serves as an additional guarantee for the client.
  6. We work globally and have 30 years of international work experience, as our customers and Nordic  translators are located on every continent.
  7. Additional services include layout design for Scandinavian translations and pre-print preparation. When submitting the copy for Scandinavian translation to us, you may choose to receive the layout ready to print. We offer a layout design service (DTP — Desktop Publishing)

Nordic Translation Fields

Legal Nordic translations, machinery and technologies, business, finance, medical Scandinavian translation services, advertising, communications, PR translation services, transport, computer hardware and software, science, agriculture, automotive, European Union documents, legal, government, industrial, life science, retail, Scandinavian technical translations.

Confidential Nordic Translations

We enter into agreements with all of our clients, with particular commitment to the quality of the work, the terms of delivery and to confidentiality.

Terms of Delivery 

The services we offer are adaptable to our clients’ requirements. One of the most essential requirements is prompt service. It is also possible to contact us outside working hours. Quality and promptness — these are two of the main reasons we have gained our clients’ trust.

Our Most Commonly Requested Nordic Translations

English to Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic French to Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic
German to Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic Spanish to Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic
Finnish to Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic Polish to Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic
Czech to Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic Slovak to Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic
Slovenian to Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic Hungarian to Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic
Romanian to Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic Bulgarian to Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic
Latvian to Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic Lithuanian to Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic
Russian to Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic Estonian to Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic
Norwegian to Swedish, Danish, Icelandic Danish to Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic
Icelandic to Swedish, Danish, Norwegian Ukrainian to Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic
Italian to Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic to Latvian
Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic to English Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic to Russian
Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic to French Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic to German
Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic to Lithuanian Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic to Hungarian
Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic to Finnish Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic to Bulgarian
Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic to Estonian Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic to Ukrainian

Upon request, we can provide assistance with additional languages. For more specific information, please contact [email protected].

Nordic Translation Services

Other than operating with the most commonly used text processing software, for instance, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Apple Pages, desktop publishing (DTP) software Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress, we also use special translation software such as SDL Trados Studio, Memsource and Wordfast, thus forming clients’ terminology databases.

In addition, we offer text conversion from/to PC and Mac platforms and preparation of PDF and printing proofs.

Our specialists are also experienced in Scandinavian web site and software localisation and translation of subtitles, voice-overs, dubbing of TV programmes, movie trailers, video games, radio programmes and commercials into Nordic languages.